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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

“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

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

— Paul Markovich

“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

“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

“Matt, We are very happy with how all of the painting worked out. We were extremely impressed with the quality of the work in the bathroom. I liked working with Victor, he and Marvin were extremely conscientious about doing a great job, not just the minimum. I know the front door took a lot longer than you'd expected. But they did it PERFECTLY. We never thought it could turn out like that! Thanks again for the great work. We'll be calling you again in the future!”

— Craig
Alameda, CA

“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

“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

“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 kitchen looks NEW! You guys are amazing.”

“The painters at MB Jesse are top notch! Cesar's team was super friendly and helpful. They were very polite and accommodating. Their expertise in everything painting related was evident in their attention to detail and efficiency painting tricky spaces. The apartment looks brand new!”

— Adam Swisher

“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

“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