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Protecting Seven Beautiful Old Doors - Wood Refinishing in the Bay Area

Protecting Seven Beautiful Old Doors - Wood Refinishing in the Bay Area
Protecting Seven Beautiful Old Doors - Wood Refinishing in the Bay Area
Protecting Seven Beautiful Old Doors - Wood Refinishing in the Bay Area
Protecting Seven Beautiful Old Doors - Wood Refinishing in the Bay Area
Protecting Seven Beautiful Old Doors - Wood Refinishing in the Bay Area

There’s an unfortunate tendency out there in the home improvement world to immediately paint over wood. No questions asked. If it’s old or outdated, paint it.

To be fair, sometimes this is the perfect option. Tired kitchen cabinetry, shelving, trim, and worn out windows, to name just a few examples, can be totally transformed with well-chosen paint. This provides a fast, cost-effective route from “old” to “stylish.”

But, in some cases old is good!

Wood that is steeped in history, marked by craftsmanship, and simply needs a little TLC is an entirely different animal. As a case in point, take a closer look at these beautiful old doors that we recently refinished for a local client.

Bringing Old Doors Back to Life - Removing Paint and Restoring Original Charm

Our mission was clear: bring this aged wood back to life with gentle treatment, maintaining that “old look” that our client loves. Clearly they have an appreciation for older surfaces and craftsmanship!

What did our wood restoration process involve?

  • We sanded the surfaces, removing scratches and paint while maintaining the “old look”
  • Two coats of polyurethane were then applied to seal and protect the wood for years to come
  • The gorgeous, original hinges were cleaned, primed, and painted with a new coat of metallic paint

As you can see in our pictures, the doors have all of their character and charm intact. Bringing modern products into the equation simply enhances and protects them, ensuring that these doors will be appreciated for a long, long time to come.

Can We Help with Your Bay Area Home Painting Project?

From applying modern paint colors to mixing custom stains, we can meet all of your interior and exterior painting needs. Call the MB Jessee team today to discuss your specific goals!


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Customer Reviews

“I cannot imagine finer painters--and I have worked with many. They work exceptionally hard. It is a joy to see their workmanship!”

— Alicia R.
Oakland

“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

“Hello Matt,Just another notice of thanks to your wonderful crew, Rigoberto, Javier and John. They did fantastic work, with Rigo providing meticulous and conscientious attention to the details and excellent woodwork finishing, as evidenced by the beautiful fireplace. Javier did a fantastic job in the bathroom especially, it looks "brand new," and John always does quality work, both with the interior and exterior. I can tell they care about what they do. Rigo's "punch out" was very thorough, too. I will call again when I need some more work and will definitely recommend your company and fine crew. I also felt as a homeowner, I could leave my house in their good hands during the day and that took a lot of worry from me, they were honest, prompt and reliable. They were also very kind, respectful and clean in their work, very professional. Thank you.”

— Beth Marx & Melissa Kirsch
Oakland

“In all the years I've worked with MB Jessee, I'm always so impressed by your crews. They are so respectful of everything--you never even know they're there! Except that the paint looks amazing when they're gone. We've had one showing of our home and already have an offer. I'm sure it is because the paint looks so beautiful.”

— Erin T.
Pleasant Hill

“I just wanted to thank you all for doing such a phenomenal job on our recent house painting. We are very happy with the outcome and can't say enough good things about the crew. Everyone working on the project was outstanding and made it a great experience. Thanks to everyone.”

— Daylan
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

“It was a great experience working with MB Jessee. The crew was careful and thorough as they painted the house, sealed stucco cracks, repaired dry-rotted wood, stained the deck, etc. Robert, Gersson, Jose, and all of the people involved in the process from the estimate to the job completion were friendly and professional.”

— Mike C.
Livermore, CA

“Matt, Julie & Ricardo, I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank the three of you for the wonderful job you did in hosting the SFBA NARI Chapter Meeting on Wednesday evening. Everything was perfect from beginning to end. Members and guests alike walked away with a truly positive experience. The "painter for a day" and the cookies in the paint cans were an absolute brilliant touch and received rave reviews. What a wonderful way to do such positive marketing. Thanks again for a truly memorable experience for our members and guests. You are valued as a NARI member.”

— Judy Tufo, SFBA NARI Executive Director

“Charles finished yesterday and did a fantastic job. We really enjoyed meeting Charles and having him in our home. He is a great guy in addition to his attention to detail in his work, the protection of our floors, walls and furnishings, and his overall interaction with us both. I would be pleased to recommend him to any of my clients.”

— Ken Morrison
Oakland

“Richard and crew have been great, for sure. As much as I look forward to having the job done and my house back in order, I really enjoyed having them around. You should feel really good about how they represent your company.”

— Jessica Dodson

“Everyone I dealt with was nice, helpful, and very professional. The price was reasonable! (I didn't feel like I was getting the "San Francisco price." The attention to detail and work quality was excellent. They did what they said they would do in the exact timeframe they said they would do. Highly recommend!”

— Tim Tyson

“Dear Matt,You must be so proud of your men! They were fantastic to have around. Polite, courteous and hardworking. I am so pleased with the outcome of our home--in fact, I couldn't be any more pleased than I am!”

— Mrs. S
San Leandro