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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

“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 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

“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 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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“Edy and crew are hard at work. They are doing a great job. Very professional outfit you have. Your crew is a delight. You may use me for a reference!”

— Heidi B
Walnut Creek

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

— Paul Markovich