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What Should You Look for in Your Painting Warranty? !

 What Should You Look for in Your Painting Warranty?

As you compare painting contractors, it’s essential to take a close look at the warranty they offer for their work.

In fact, we recommend a close inspection of the “bookends” of your project.

What we mean is, first review their proposal and detailed plan for surface preparation (more on that in this article), and then also review their warranty. Both will tell you volumes about their work practices, standards, and the value you can expect.

Is a Longer Warranty Always Better?

It can certainly be attractive, but a longer warranty isn’t always better. In fact, it can be a red flag.

Less scrupulous painters sometimes offer incredible, lengthy guarantees to lure customers in, but really have no intention of following through. Or, they weave fine print into the cryptic verbiage, shielding themselves from accountability.

5 Must-Haves for Your Painter’s Warranty and Reputation

Here’s what to look for:

  1. Clear, concise language. You should know exactly what’s covered, and what isn’t. For example, will your warranty cover labor and materials, or just one or the other?

  2. Reasonable coverage. Here at MB Jessee Painting, we offer a 3-year warranty on both labor and materials. Consequential or incidental damages aren’t covered (things outside of our control), but we clearly lay out what we DO cover and how we stand by our work.

  3. A clear proposal. As mentioned before, the warranty is built on the initial stages of your project being completed correctly. You MUST have confidence that your painter is repairing and prepping the surfaces well, ensuring that your project is set up for success.

  4. Local longevity. Has your painter been in business for a while? Do they have a positive local reputation? If so, you can enjoy a greater measure of confidence in the fact that their warranty is ironclad, and that they’ll be committed to your satisfaction.

  5. Check reviews! While the occasional poor review is inevitable, the rating should be positive overall. This will tell you a lot about the company’s local reputation and quality.


If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at MB Jessee Painting.

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“Hello Matt,Just another notice of thanks to your wonderful crew, Rigoberto, Javier and John. They did fantastic work, with Rigo providing meticulous and conscientious attention to the details and excellent woodwork finishing, as evidenced by the beautiful fireplace. Javier did a fantastic job in the bathroom especially, it looks "brand new," and John always does quality work, both with the interior and exterior. I can tell they care about what they do. Rigo's "punch out" was very thorough, too. I will call again when I need some more work and will definitely recommend your company and fine crew. I also felt as a homeowner, I could leave my house in their good hands during the day and that took a lot of worry from me, they were honest, prompt and reliable. They were also very kind, respectful and clean in their work, very professional. Thank you.”

— Beth Marx & Melissa Kirsch
Oakland

“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

“Everyone I dealt with was nice, helpful, and very professional. The price was reasonable! (I didn't feel like I was getting the "San Francisco price." The attention to detail and work quality was excellent. They did what they said they would do in the exact timeframe they said they would do. Highly recommend!”

— Tim Tyson

“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

“Charles finished yesterday and did a fantastic job. We really enjoyed meeting Charles and having him in our home. He is a great guy in addition to his attention to detail in his work, the protection of our floors, walls and furnishings, and his overall interaction with us both. I would be pleased to recommend him to any of my clients.”

— Ken Morrison
Oakland

“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

“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

“I cannot imagine finer painters--and I have worked with many. They work exceptionally hard. It is a joy to see their workmanship!”

— Alicia R.
Oakland

“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

“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

“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