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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

“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

“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

“Just wanted to let you know that the crew was great to have around the house for the past two weeks. All three of them were professional, courteous, and attentive to my thoughts/concerns and were extremely knowledgeable. They paid great attention to the detail and it shows.”

— Mark & Roberta Gross

“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

“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

“We just wanted to let you know how pleased we are with the work of MB Jessee Painting and your employees. Everything turned out beautiful. Our foreman was great! He was punctual, professional, neat and very accommodating ... and went the extra mile. We will definitely recommend you to our friends and family.”

— Michelle & Rivers Gee

“My entire experience with MB Jesse was very professional. The crew were very friendly and super accommodating of my ridiculous schedule and geriatric pets in the house. The finished product, which was pretty much my entire house, far exceeds my expectations. Would definitely work with them again!”

— Heather Jordan

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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