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House Painting Costs: Could Paying Less Cost You More? !

House Painting Costs: Could Paying Less Cost You More?

When we talk about painting in San Francisco, eventually someone will always ask the question: "How much does it cost to paint a house?" This is for good reason; no-one wants to waste their money (we wouldn't either!). The standard wisdom that many homeowners go by is to ask for three house painting quotes, and then go with the middle price. Why?

Discerning homeowners know that they will probably be unhappy with the cheapest contractor. But could there be a good reason to go with the more expensive of the three? Of course, just because a paint contractor charges more, it doesn't mean they will do a better job... but it might!

Why low-cost house painting could cost you more

For a budget house painter to make any profit on his low bid, he will have to cut corners. There is just no way around it. It might be short preparation time, low-quality products, short-cuts during application or other sacrifices in quality.

Sacrificing quality in the house painting process can lead to numerous negative results, all of which would end up costing you more in the end.

  • Inadequate preparation leads to a flawed finish and often to premature paint failure. This can be very costly to remedy at the time of the next paint job.
  • Poor quality primers and paints will not provide the same vibrant finish, and they will not hold up to wear or weather. A cheaper paint job means you will be repeating the process again sooner than necessary.
  • A rushed application process will often cause errors, such as uneven lines, non-uniform finishes and "you-missed-a" spots.
  • In the worst cases, an unscrupulous house painter will even leave essential items out of a bid, stranding you in a position where you have to pay extra costs part-way through the project to actually get the job done.

Why premium house painting is worth the cost

A quality San-Francisco house painting contractor does not charge more simply to earn more profit. The truth is that providing an excellent house painting experience for customers requires more expense.

Employee training for a San Francisco House Painting CompanyA high-end painting company...

  • provides ongoing education for employees, ensuring that they have the best skills and knowledge to do every job with safety and excellence.
  • takes the time to properly prepare painted surfaces and to fully protect non-painted surfaces.
  • uses proven, quality materials. The quality ingredients make the materials more expensive, but they provide longer-lasting, better-looking results.
  • stands behind their work. If you aren't delighted with the results, a reputable house painting contractor will do what it takes to make it right.

MB JESSEE: A San Fransicso Residential Painting Company

Our customers will tell you that, though we are not the cheapest Bay Area painting contractor, our services are worth every penny! MB JESSEE is thrilled to serve the greater San Francisco area, including Oakland Hills, Berkeley, Danville, Marin, Contra Costa, Hillsborough and more.

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Customer Reviews

“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

“Everyone I dealt with was nice, helpful, and very professional. The price was reasonable! (I didn't feel like I was getting the "San Francisco price." The attention to detail and work quality was excellent. They did what they said they would do in the exact timeframe they said they would do. Highly recommend!”

— Tim Tyson

“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

“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

“Dear Matt,You must be so proud of your men! They were fantastic to have around. Polite, courteous and hardworking. I am so pleased with the outcome of our home--in fact, I couldn't be any more pleased than I am!”

— Mrs. S
San Leandro

“Our paint crew did a great job and the foreman, Gersson was exceptionally great to work with. He was always available to answer questions, good at problem-solving, very patient, kind, and highly professional with great customer service. We definitely recommend this company, and Gersson and his crew.”

— Andrea Y.
Berkeley, 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

“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 walkthrough 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 J.
Oakland, CA

“Richard and crew have been great, for sure. As much as I look forward to having the job done and my house back in order, I really enjoyed having them around. You should feel really good about how they represent your company.”

— Jessica Dodson

“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 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