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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

“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

“I cannot imagine finer painters--and I have worked with many. They work exceptionally hard. It is a joy to see their workmanship!”

— Alicia R.

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

— Paul Markovich

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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