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What’s Included in the Professional Exterior Painting Process? !

 What’s Included in the Professional Exterior Painting Process?

In one of our recent blogs we explored what you can (and should) expect during the interior painting process. We dug deeper than just a nice paint job, examining the different facets of a really exceptional experience.

Today, how about a closer look at exterior painting?

1. Clear Communication

We covered this in our other article, but it can't be over-emphasized. An exterior repaint is an investment, making it imperative that you know exactly what to expect from your painter every step of the way. Hazy estimates and ambiguity lead to miscommunication, frustration, and results that don’t meet your standards.

As an example, make sure you know exactly what your painter includes as far as surface preparation and repairs. If you have wood rot, can they handle it in-house or will they need to subcontract? Are there additional costs, or are they factored in?

2. Clean Job Site, and Clear End-of-Day Practices

 What’s Included in the Professional Exterior Painting Process?

Exterior painting takes time, and you should feel comfortable knowing that your painter will leave a tidy site at the end of the day. The daily workflow needs to be outlined too: when the team will arrive, when they will leave, and where/how things will be organized and packed up each evening.

3. Protecting Your Landscaping

From ground covers to tarping shrubs and bushes, your painter should protect your landscaping from damage or overspray. Professional painters have the right tools and equipment needed to minimize any impact, and if there’s a specific concern, it should be addressed before the painters arrive.

4. Help with Color Selection, If Needed

This is a fun opportunity to rethink your colors, ramping up your curb appeal. If you’d like, your painter can help with color tips and ideas, or connect you with a professional color consultant to help you put together the best palette possible.

5. Job Site Leadership

To keep things simple and clear, you’ll have a lead painter who ensures that every part of the process is in-line with company standards, and that you’re loving what you see. You’ll know exactly who to contact with questions or concerns.

The takeaway?

Is exterior painting a big, important part of home maintenance and improvement? Yes, definitely. But it should be fun and refreshing, not stressful. If you know what to expect and what to look for in a painter, your project is off to a solid start already!

Have any additional questions? Feel free to chat with us live here on our website, or contact us.

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— Andrea Y.
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— Cari Cheney

“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

“Today I received a beautiful bouquet from your company. It was totally unexpected and very much appreciated--a lovely surprise. Also today, your crew finished my job. I am so pleased with all their fine work. Richard is absolutely amazing and a total delight to work with. He was also extremely helpful during the paint color process. The interior work in my home far exceeded my expectations. A big thank you to you and the crew for an outstanding job. Thank you, thank you for a terrific job!”

— Barbara
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— Anja
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“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
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“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

“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

“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

“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

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