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Questions to Ask Your Oakland House Painter

Questions to Ask Your Oakland House Painter

Painting your home is an important investment, whether it is a small interior painting job or a complete exterior repainting. It doesn’t just make your house more pleasant to live in (though it definitely does that); it also protects the value of your home for years to come! That’s one of the reasons it is vital to choose a good Oakland house painter.

Even beyond the aesthetics and the investment, there are even more pressing considerations to keep in mind when hiring a painting contractor: the safety and well-being of your family!

With all of these considerations in mind, here are a few questions that you should ask any painting company before you hire them to work on or in your home.

Do You Complete the Work Yourself, Or Hire Subcontractors?

Some subcontractors are fantastic, while others are less so. The problem with subcontractors is, How do you know? Do you know if they are good painters? Do you know if they are trustworthy people?

On the other hand, when a painting company completes all of the work with their own in-house employees, you know exactly who will be in your home.

What Is Your Training Process for Painters?

When a painting company uses only their own personnel, they have the opportunity to make sure each painter is properly trained and skilled before allowing them to work on your home. This provides better safety, better product knowledge, and better painting skills that will benefit you and your home!

Are You Licensed and Insured?

Licensing is a big deal, but many homeowners tend not to think about it or verify it. Proper licensing with the relevant government agencies assures you that you are working with a legitimate company that has invested in being a respectable business.

Insurance is also tremendously important. It protects your family and your home in case of any accident, but it also protects you in the event that a house painter is injured on your property. Make sure your Oakland painting company has liability and Worker’s Compensation insurance.

What Are Your Surface Preparation Methods?

In order to achieve excellent painting results, proper surface preparation is essential. If you want to ensure your paint job will look fantastic and fulfil its intended lifetime, you need to make sure your house painter is planning adequate surface preparation. Ask them about cleaning, repairing damaged surfaces, priming, and how many coats of paint they will use.

Do You Have a Guarantee? What Does It Include?

Most legitimate house painters offer some kind of guarantee on their work, but not all guarantees are equal. For example, does the guarantee cover the materials and labor, or just the materials? A “materials-only” warranty offers very little protection for the homeowner.

MB Jessee: Excellent House Painting in Oakland and the Bay Area

We at MB Jessee would be honored if you would consider us as an option for becoming your Oakland local house painting company. Please, feel free to ask us these questions, and more! We want to you have every assurance you are getting the excellence and reputability you are looking for. Feel free to browse our website for information about our company, or better yet, give us a call! We would love to talk with you.

Based in Oakland, CA, MB Jessee provides residential and commercial painting services to the San Francisco Bay area.

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Customer Reviews

“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

“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

“I had my wooden kitchen cabinets painted white. Anabal and Danielle were doing the job. I have nothing but praise for them. They came on time, cleaned up every day, were respective, friendly and helpful. If the rest of Jessee's crew are as great as Anabal and Danielle, this company will go far.”

— Anni S.
Oakland, CA

“The entire MB Jessee team is courteous, efficient and professional. From scheduling and estimating to the crew managers and crew, they all did an excellent job on a small (but complicated) two room project in my house. I'm already thinking about getting them scheduled for the next project in the spring.”

— Cari Cheney

“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

“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

“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

“Matt, We are very happy with how all of the painting worked out. We were extremely impressed with the quality of the work in the bathroom. I liked working with Victor, he and Marvin were extremely conscientious about doing a great job, not just the minimum. I know the front door took a lot longer than you'd expected. But they did it PERFECTLY. We never thought it could turn out like that! Thanks again for the great work. We'll be calling you again in the future!”

— Craig
Alameda, CA

“Just had MB Jessee paint the interior of our house and they did a wonderful job. They tackled some crazy wallpaper as well as painted some very high ceilings and walls. The whole process was quick and they did a great job! We are very pleased. I was also very impressed by the crew. They were very personable, kind and actually took pride in the work they were doing. In one of our conversations with the lead Ricardo, he actually told me he was very proud of how the rooms had turned out. I agree sir! It turned out great and it's not often you hear someone thinking of your home like they would theirs, and putting that level of work and quality into it. That made a huge difference in how I viewed this company. Ricardo, you were fantastic and thank you for the great job, we will be using you again.”

— Jeff M.
Danville, CA

“Many thanks to Rigoberto and Damon and the extraordinary team who transformed my castle in the skies.They are magicians. I appreciate their work very much.”

— Kathleen A
San Francisco

“Edy and crew are hard at work. They are doing a great job. Very professional outfit you have. Your crew is a delight. You may use me for a reference!”

— Heidi B
Walnut Creek

“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