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Project Spotlight! Painting a 1910 Victorian-Style Home in San Francisco

 Project Spotlight! Painting a 1910 Victorian-Style Home in San Francisco

Our San Francisco communities are famous for a whole host of reasons, and iconic Victorian-style homes are high on the list. From turreted Queen Annes to the bay windowed Italianate, they’re prevalent, unique, and gorgeous. And who could forget the Painted Ladies of Postcard Row, right?

Here at MB Jessee Painting, we have had the privilege of helping to care for many, many of these historic properties over the years. Not only are we preserving a piece of history, but the colors are gorgeous and artistically chosen. In short, they’re a lot of work, but also a lot of fun!

Our exterior painting services are a good fit since we not only have experience, but also the credentials needed to safely work with lead paint, provide carpentry repairs, and navigate the requirements of maintaining a safe job site on often busy streets.

Most recently, we finished painting a beautiful Victorian-style home tucked between two other properties. It’s a window into a bygone era, and was unfortunately falling into disrepair. Our team completed a drastic transformation, and we’d love to share it with you.

Exterior painting and repairs for a historic Victorian

The picture above is a bit of a spoiler, but we purposefully chose a finished shot that wouldn’t quite do the project justice.

Click through the pics below! You’ll see our process and progress, including:

  • Careful estimation and planning - experience counts for so much with a project like this.

  • Wood repair.

  • Meticulous masking and surface preparation.

  • Priming and painting, delivering this fresh new palette.

 Project Spotlight! Painting a 1910 Victorian-Style Home in San Francisco
 Project Spotlight! Painting a 1910 Victorian-Style Home in San Francisco
 Project Spotlight! Painting a 1910 Victorian-Style Home in San Francisco
 Project Spotlight! Painting a 1910 Victorian-Style Home in San Francisco
 Project Spotlight! Painting a 1910 Victorian-Style Home in San Francisco
 Project Spotlight! Painting a 1910 Victorian-Style Home in San Francisco
 Project Spotlight! Painting a 1910 Victorian-Style Home in San Francisco
 Project Spotlight! Painting a 1910 Victorian-Style Home in San Francisco
 Project Spotlight! Painting a 1910 Victorian-Style Home in San Francisco
 Project Spotlight! Painting a 1910 Victorian-Style Home in San Francisco

Have questions about your exterior painting project in San Francisco?

Contact us at MB Jessee Painting! We’d love to talk more with you and see how we can best support your painting needs and goals.

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“I just wanted to send you an email to say that John did such a great job over here today. He is truly a hard worker. He has the perfect balance of friendliness, honesty, and professionalism. I trust him. He takes the time to do the job to the best of his ability and that is what sets him (and your company) apart from the competition. He didn't make me feel rushed. He really made me feel like our job was the most important thing in the world. Thanks again!”

— Jo
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— Paul Markovich

“Awesome work by highly experienced, professional painters. They were: Conscious about the amount of time it would take. Ours had a lot of pre-work and took 3 weeks. Accommodating when we added a few last-minute changes Understanding when a heatwave hit and we remove some of the plastic sheeting over windows, which they had to put back up the next day. Accessible, especially the on-site crew (Hi Jose & Victor!) -- always answering questions and checking in. The end result is a perfect paint job that makes our 94-year-old house look brand new. I would definitely hire MBJ again”

— Stacey R.
Oakland, CA

“The finish on my kitchen cabinets had failed, becoming tacky and grimy around the handles. M B Jessee gave me a reasonable quote, far below some others, and did an outstanding job, striping the original varnish and refinishing with a new lacquer finish. The cabinets look like new. Work was done 1 day faster than estimated. The crew was extremely hard-working, considerate, and neat. Highly recommend M B Jessee.”

— Thama B.
San Francisco, CA

“MB Jessee just finished our exterior and we couldn't be happier with our experience. The foreman (Pedro) and lead painter (Ricardo) were incredible to work with: they communicated scheduling clearly, Ricardo was a joy to be around every day, the showed up early every day, were incredibly tidy and did great paint work. The final walkthrough experience was incredible. Pedro pointed out items I missed demonstrating a clear desire to complete another quality project. I highly recommend them. As others have noted they definitely aren't the cheapest but you quickly realize that you're getting what you pay for. The 3-year guarantee is also a nice touch since there are likely touch-up items that will show up after the job is done.”

— Joshua J.
Oakland, CA

“Today I received a beautiful bouquet from your company. It was totally unexpected and very much appreciated--a lovely surprise. Also today, your crew finished my job. I am so pleased with all their fine work. Richard is absolutely amazing and a total delight to work with. He was also extremely helpful during the paint color process. The interior work in my home far exceeded my expectations. A big thank you to you and the crew for an outstanding job. Thank you, thank you for a terrific job!”

— Barbara
Piedmont

“I love the article in the paper on your company. Thank you for supporting our community by painting at the Claremont Middle School. Thanks!”

— Carla Banks

“Very easy to work with, they did an outstanding job with our project of re-painting our painting our kitchen cabinets. Given the scope of the job and that our kitchen is roughly half of our upstairs living area they did a fantastic job of minimizing the mess. Workmanship was top notch, would definitely recommend.”

— Vince Scola

“M.B. Jessee painted the exterior of my Spanish house over 9 years ago, and they did such an incredible job that they are still getting referrals from me today. The paint is holding up perfectly -- there is absolutely no peeling chipping or any other deterioration. I still remember that my final walk-through list consisted of items written on one side of a 3x5 index card (and I'm REAL picky about my house!) However, when Matt and I did that walk-through over HALF the items were no longer an issue, as his team had noticed them first and they had already been resolved.”

— JoAnn Newcomb

“MB Jessee just finished our exterior and we couldn't be happier with our experience. The foreman (Pedro) and lead painter (Ricardo) were incredible to work with: they communicated scheduling clearly, Ricardo was a joy to be around every day, the showed up early every day, were incredibly tidy and did great paint work. The final walk through experience was incredible. Pedro pointed out items I missed demonstrating a clear desire to complete another quality project. I highly recommend them. As others have noted they definitely aren't the cheapest but you quickly realize that you're getting what you pay for. The 3 year guarantee is also a nice touch since there are likely touch up items that will show up after the job is done.”

— Joshua Jansen

“The painters at MB Jesse are top notch! Cesar's team was super friendly and helpful. They were very polite and accommodating. Their expertise in everything painting related was evident in their attention to detail and efficiency painting tricky spaces. The apartment looks brand new!”

— Adam Swisher