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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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“M.B. Jessee painted the exterior of my Spanish house over 9 years ago, and they did such an incredible job that they are still getting referrals from me today. The paint is holding up perfectly -- there is absolutely no peeling chipping or any other deterioration. I still remember that my final walk-through list consisted of items written on one side of a 3x5 index card (and I'm REAL picky about my house!) However, when Matt and I did that walk-through over HALF the items were no longer an issue, as his team had noticed them first and they had already been resolved.”

— JoAnn Newcomb

“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

“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

“I can't say enough about how courteous and professional my foreman was. He was on time every morning and arrived cheerful and ready to go. He is highly organized and very thoughtful. He was extremely careful and respectful when moving my belongings - a mature professional.”

— Nora Robinson

“Very easy to work with, they did an outstanding job with our project of re-painting our painting our kitchen cabinets. Given the scope of the job and that our kitchen is roughly half of our upstairs living area they did a fantastic job of minimizing the mess. Workmanship was top notch, would definitely recommend.”

— Vince Scola

“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

“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