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The 4 Keys to Beautiful, Lasting Interior Paint

The 4 Keys to Beautiful, Lasting Interior Paint

A lot of folks out there think that interior painting is simply the act of putting paint on a wall. And, in many ways it is... But, that’s a little like saying a car is just a vehicle that goes down the road.

When you dig a little deeper you discover that not all paint jobs look or perform the same, just as you can’t compare a tired, wheezing old car with a sleek luxury model. The difference is found in the quality of the components, the craftsmanship, and the attention to detail that was invested in the process.

Anyone can throw paint on a wall, but it will just never look as good or perform as well as paint that is skillfully chosen and applied.

So, how can you get the very most of your interior painting update?

Setting Your Home Painting Project Up for Success

#1 Quality Paint Products

Not all paint is created equal. As enticing as bargain options may be, investing in more premium brands provides a difference that becomes obvious as soon as you open the can.

Here are a few key benefits of using a quality paint:

  • Easier, smoother application
  • Better color retention
  • Longevity
  • Superior adhesion
  • Environmentally-friendly options are available
  • Increased durability and protection for the surface

#2 Use the Correct Sheen for the Surface

Sheen refers to the product’s level of glossiness. Lower sheen options (like satin or matte), are best used on surfaces that will not see a lot of action, like ceilings. The paint is forgiving and smooth, easily covering minor blemishes, but it is not very durable. Glossy paint is typically used on trim, while an eggshell or semigloss performs well on walls.

The key is to choose a more glossy, durable option for those surfaces that see the most wear and tear.

#3 Fall In Love with Neutrals

This particular point is directed more toward style longevity. In other words, you won’t need to repaint in 6 months when a super trendy paint color is no longer in vogue.

Neutrals are extremely popular, ranging the spectrum from cool (even white!) to warm and earthy. For a little inspiration, check out these specific examples of 2017 color trends and products.

#4 Preparation Before Interior Painting

A quality painter always starts the job with thorough surface preparation. If the surface isn’t prepped, the paint (no matter how expensive) simply won't perform to its potential.

Every job should start with:

  • Patching/repairs
  • Gentle sanding
  • Thorough dusting/cleaning
  • Priming, as needed (always necessary over patched holes)

Find a Local Painter Who Is Committed to Quality!

Much like paint products, you can always find a cheap painter. But, at the end of the day, how much more will it cost to repair shoddy work or have to repaint twice as often? It’s much more cost-effective, satisfying, and relaxing to invest in a painting professional you absolutely know will do the job right.


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Customer Reviews

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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 had my wooden kitchen cabinets painted white. Anabal and Danielle were doing the job. I have nothing but praise for them. They came on time, cleaned up every day, were respective, friendly and helpful. If the rest of Jessee's crew are as great as Anabal and Danielle, this company will go far.”

— Anni S.
Oakland, CA

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

— Paul Markovich

“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

“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