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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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“MB Jessee painters are stellar! As a designer I've worked with numerous companies over the years, and MB Jessee is a top-notch firm. From the first phone call to the final clean up, every person is courteous, professional, and hard working. The owner, Matt, is a charitable leader who has instilled his team with integrity and honesty providing the customer with a first class experience at a fair price with a paint job that is guaranteed to last. I highly recommend MB Jessee. Thank you Matt and your STAR crew-Daniel, Rigoberto, Vicente, Edy, Pedro, and Mario, for a job well executed! Cynthia Brian, ASID, Starstyle® Productions, llc”

— Cynthia Brian
Morgan, CA

“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 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

“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

“High quality work from a pleasant and qualified staff. Thank you!”

— Paul Markovich

“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

“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