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The Key to Beautiful, Lasting Exterior Paint in the Bay Area

The Key to Beautiful, Lasting Exterior Paint in the Bay Area

There’s no denying that not all exterior paint jobs are created equal.

You might have seen a home or two on your own street that looked fantastic for a year or two, maybe even three, and then suddenly began to take a turn for the worse. The vibrant colors faded to a similar but different shade, the adhesion began to fail, and all the “wow factor” was gone.

What causes that to happen, and how can you avoid it?

Making Sure Your Home’s Exterior Paint Enjoys a Long, Beautiful Life

Before we dive into the topic in more depth below, we should say that every surface and scenario is unique. And, your property’s specific environmental considerations have a huge impact on the life and health of your paint as well.

With that said, however, there are specific steps and best practices that your painting company should be aware of that will directly contribute to the longevity and beauty of your exterior coatings.

  • Surface Preparation - A knowledgeable, purposeful investment in surface preparation is a huge dividing line between less scrupulous painting companies and those dedicated to quality. Taking the time to repair decayed portions, fix cracks/damage, clean, sand, and scrape is absolutely vital. Our best advice is to thoroughly understand your estimate, and be sure that you are aware of the outlined surface preparation steps. Without this kind of work, your paint will be only as sound as the faulty material it covers.
  • Quality Paint - Finding cheaper paint products might seem like a bonus, especially for do-it-yourself painters, but they really should be avoided. Cheap paint often includes lower quality ingredients, and this leads to poor color retention, weak adhesion, and a much shorter lifespan.
  • Painting In the Right Conditions - A knowledgeable painter will know how to navigate weather conditions, including moisture levels, temperature, sunlight, and the unique needs of your specific surface. These factors are essential to take into account.

Finding a Trustworthy, Expert Painting Company Is Key

It’s easy to find a painting company who will promise and deliver a cheap project. At the end of the day, however, the “cheapest” painter can sometimes become the most expensive. Taking the time to truly care for your home and invest in quality products always pays a large return over time, especially when your paint is standing strong for 7-10 years rather than 2-4.

If the MB Jessee Painting team can answer any of your home painting questions here in the Bay Area, why not give us a call? It would be our pleasure to serve you!


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Customer Reviews

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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
Piedmont

“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

“Julie,Just to let you know I am very appreciative of your crew catching the plumbing/mold problem. It was very astute of them. I wanted to let you know that again your crew has done excellent work here, please pass this along to Mr. Jessee. There are some bumps in the road here, but the painting and your crew has not been one of them. Their work is the only thing going right currently, and this crew is very nice and respectful. It is much appreciated. Thank you again.”

— Beth
Oakland

“I loved working with M.B. Jessee from start to finish on a relatively small paint job that grew a bit. I felt in very good hands from the moment Matt Jessee came out to give me the estimate and talk about my job. He was very easy to talk to and he handled my changes very well. Then the actual work done by Rigoberto and Mario was impeccable. They were neat and meticulous and the paint job looks beautiful. I could not have asked for more and when I did, they accommodated me 100%. I will not hesitate to call M.B. Jessee again and to refer them to friends.”

— Nancy Kurkjian

“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

“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

“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