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Where is the best place to buy paint in the San Francisco Area? !

Where is the best place to buy paint in the San Francisco Area?
Where is the best place to buy paint in the San Francisco Area?
Where is the best place to buy paint in the San Francisco Area?

Are you considering what type of paint to buy for your home, or where to buy your house paint? Waffling between just running in to a big box home-improvement store or heading out to a quality paint store? Both options definitely exist here in the Bay Area.

Deciding where to buy your paint can actually have a significant effect on your whole painting project. There are several reasons that you may want to avoid the big box stores, and choose your paint in a paint store.

Paint Stores Offer Superior Customer Service

When you buy paint in a paint store, you are usually also getting expert advice along with it. Employees in these stores will be able to knowledgeably tell you the best types of paints and tools to use for your unique project. Getting this kind of guidance can save you from costly and time-consuming mistakes, and give you insight when you face a potential problem or unique situation.

Employees in big box stores are not often able to be so fully and specifically trained. They will know the basics of color matching and standard application, but there is a good chance they have never heard of some of the tools and paints needed for specialty techniques or textures. They might not know what to advise you in regard to authentic colors for historic homes, or techniques for plaster repair.

Even if you have to drive a little farther to find a good paint store, you will likely be glad you consulted someone with the expertise to answer your questions accurately before you purchase paint and supplies.

Paint Stores Offer Superior Products

Another reason to choose a good paint store for your purchase is that you will be able to find more top-quality, reputable paints. Using a premium paint will help ensure that your project turns out beautiful and keeps on looking beautiful for a long time. A good paint store will usually be better able to point you to a product you can trust, such as Benjamin Moore's eco-friendly Aura line, or the long-lasting Duration line from Sherwin Williams.

Quality San Francisco painting contractors agree that using high-end products produces a better-looking finish, and will last longer before your next repainting. A good paint store will be able to supply you with this kind of product, as well as the excellent brushes and other supplies used by professional painters.

Paint Stores in the San Francisco Bay Area

There are many stores that specialize in paint and paint supplies here in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here are just a few you could check out:

Fregosi & Company Paints

Creative Paint

Pursel Quality Paints

House of Color

As you consider where to buy your paint, keep this in mind: your project is far more likely to turn out just like you imagined if you have expert guidance and excellent paint.

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— Mrs. S
San Leandro

“Just had MB Jessee paint the interior of our house and they did a wonderful job. They tackled some crazy wallpaper as well as painted some very high ceilings and walls. The whole process was quick and they did a great job! We are very pleased. I was also very impressed by the crew. They were very personable, kind and actually took pride in the work they were doing. In one of our conversations with the lead Ricardo, he actually told me he was very proud of how the rooms had turned out. I agree sir! It turned out great and it's not often you hear someone thinking of your home like they would theirs, and putting that level of work and quality into it. That made a huge difference in how I viewed this company. Ricardo, you were fantastic and thank you for the great job, we will be using you again.”

— Jeff M.
Danville, 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

“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

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— Nora Robinson

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— Adam Swisher

“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

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— Kevin Ames, Mark Becker Homes

“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

“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

“The finish on my kitchen cabinets had failed, becoming tacky and grimy around the handles. M B Jessee gave me a reasonable quote, far below some others, and did an outstanding job, striping the original varnish and refinishing with a new lacquer finish. The cabinets look like new. Work was done 1 day faster than estimated. The crew was extremely hard-working, considerate, and neat. Highly recommend M B Jessee.”

— Thama B.
San Francisco, CA

“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