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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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“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

“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

“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
Oakland

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

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

“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

“Julie, by the way, I have never been so impressed with the service of a painting job before! It was like magical elves came and painted our walls without us having to do a thing! It looks amazing and just wanted to let you know how happy we are. Thanks”

— Anja
Piedmont