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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 If it’s old or outdated, paint it.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

“The people at M.B. Jessee are great – from the painters to the office staff to Matt. Talk about leadership from the top.”

— Kevin Ames, Mark Becker Homes

“I want to express my thanks for a job well done. The rooms look great and there is no problem with any marks on the all the trim, floor, carpet, etc. The paint job is lovely. I also want to express my thanks for the level of professionalism the foreman showed in running the job. He was very attentive to any changes I needed to make, was extremely careful in getting the faux paint color and effect correct. Thanks so much for a job well done.”

— Suzan D’Arcy

“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

“The completed 'Client Satisfaction Survey' we sent in only modestly reflects our total satisfaction with the work. As a retired small business owner, I compliment you on setting 'best practices' that are consistently followed. Everything described in your marketing materials was a reality! The crew is a super bowl team and our neighbors commented on how quiet they were. We are very happy to be a client of MB Jessee.”

— Richard
Orinda

“Thank you for the support you have given the Women's Cancer Resource Center over the past year!”

— Margo - Director Women's Cancer Resource Center

“I loved working with M.B. Jessee from start to finish on a relatively small paint job that grew a bit. I felt in very good hands from the moment Matt Jessee came out to give me the estimate and talk about my job. He was very easy to talk to and he handled my changes very well. Then the actual work done by Rigoberto and Mario was impeccable. They were neat and meticulous and the paint job looks beautiful. I could not have asked for more and when I did, they accommodated me 100%. I will not hesitate to call M.B. Jessee again and to refer them to friends.”

— Nancy Kurkjian

“In September, MBJessee finished painting two sides of our 3-story condominium building (six owners). We were impressed by the professionalism of the company and every one of its workers, Matt Jessee couldn't have been more helpful in planning the project. His painters were well-trained, easy to communicate with and eager to please. In addition to painting the stucco, they made extensive repairs on windows and frames, which will save us considerable money in the future. They finished earlier than anticipated, with as many as five men working on the job, and the scaffolding came down the next day. All of us were delighted with the results. Now my husband and I are looking forward to having MB Jessee paint our own apartment later this month. Matt and Gustavo (who will be our crew leader again) have explained how they will work to make the painting proceed smoothly while we're living here, and they have been endlessly patient with our protracted decision-making process. If you look at their website, you'll learn that MB Jessee is an exemplary company that takes good care of its workers as well as its customers, and contributes public service projects to the community. All in all, we can't recommend MB Jessee highly enough.”

— Jayne W.
San Francisco, CA

“I highly recommend MB Jesse Painting to anyone looking for a professional team that does an impressive job. They are on time, efficient and clean up well each and every day they are on site. They pay attention to detail and listen to the needs of their clients. In addition, they give back to the community. A Five Star team all the way around.”

— Erin Troy

“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

“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

“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

“The kitchen looks NEW! You guys are amazing.”