7 Tips For Hiring A San Francisco Painting Contractor

The time has come to paint the interior or exterior of your home, and with all the concerns one has today in regards to safety - in all its forms - environment, and price, you must be very careful when choosing who will do the job, because home painting is something that must be done right from the beginning.

The company you select must have a solid record of quality work completed in a timely manner, at an affordable price, and with the understanding of what is best for its clients and the environment.

Here are 7 valuable tips you can put into practice to ensure you hire the right painting contractor to do the work:

Ask for several quotes

Never marry the first one! Get various quotes from different painting services before choosing one. Ensure the quotes mention, in detail, the services that will be provided, the materials that will be used, the total price, and an estimated completion date. Make sure you also know and understand the payment options they offer and what constitutes final acceptance of the work.

Request a warranty

The best painting services will include a warranty to deal with touchups and other eventualities, in case it is necessary. You should pay for the totality of the work only after a thorough walk of your home is completed and once you have accepted the work as in line with what you expected. Do not forget to ask for each painter’s contact information in case you have follow-up questions that need a prompt answer.

Conduct interviews

Asking for quotes is very important, but interviewing a representative from each candidate you are considering is a must. This is the only way you will be able to feel and confirm that they have the right experience to handle the job. This is the time to ask for references and to follow-up on them in order to confirm that the company’s customer experience is sound and that past clients are happy with the service they received. You should also ask for pictures of the jobs they have done so that you can see how they work.

Observe and listen closely

Anyone can say anything, but in the end, you will confirm the true nature of a company by observing and listening closely to what its staff says, how they say it, and how they act. An experienced home painter is knowledgeable. He will tell you what has to be done with hazardous materials such as lead paint, and will know how to dispose of them in a safe way, as well as how to keep the family and the environment safe while the job is being done. Equally, the company must have all the supplies and tools needed to perform the house-painting job impeccably.

Pay attention to word of mouth

Word of mouth is the best way to get the best of almost everything, and the best San Francisco painting services is not the exception. People who are highly satisfied with a painter’s job are eager to refer him to others; they will keep his information in hand for future personal needs or to help friends who need a referral. In fact, some painting services remain with a family for life.

Feel how you like the company

There is a lot of information you can get from a person or company’s vibe. Identify if you feel comfortable with the painters, if the company resonates with you, and if its principles and commitments are sound. You will have to talk a lot to the painters working in your house; thus, you want someone you can feel comfortable with and someone you know is open to listen to you.

Ensure the company is green

Being an environmentally responsible company takes time, dedication and the participation of employees and customers alike, and in today's world, it is a concept that is far too important to overlook. This industry is known for using products that are highly harmful for the environment; thus, the San Francisco painting services you hire must recognize the responsibility and need to improve its offer by providing eco-friendly solutions.

MB Jessee is a San Francisco painting company that has been serving the Bay area since 1995.

During this time, we have earned jobs in cherished old Victorian homes as well as modern ones, and in every case, we have worked closely with homeowners or experienced designers and contractors to ensure the best outcome.

Our services include:

  • Interior painting
  • Complete exteriors
  • Custom color experts
  • Unique wood stains
  • Decorative finishes
  • Residential and commercial painting

Feel free to contact us with any questions, comments or to request your free consultation. We also serve the following areas: Contra Costa, Oakland Hills, Berkeley, Alamo, Piedmont, Danville, Hillsborough, Marin, Pacific Heights and Presidio Heights.

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“I highly recommend MB Jesse Painting to anyone looking for a professional team that does an impressive job. They are on time, efficient and clean up well each and every day they are on site. They pay attention to detail and listen to the needs of their clients. In addition, they give back to the community. A Five Star team all the way around.”

— Erin Troy

“Matt, Julie & Ricardo, I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank the three of you for the wonderful job you did in hosting the SFBA NARI Chapter Meeting on Wednesday evening. Everything was perfect from beginning to end. Members and guests alike walked away with a truly positive experience. The "painter for a day" and the cookies in the paint cans were an absolute brilliant touch and received rave reviews. What a wonderful way to do such positive marketing. Thanks again for a truly memorable experience for our members and guests. You are valued as a NARI member.”

— Judy Tufo, SFBA NARI Executive Director

“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

“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

“I just wanted to send you an email to say that John did such a great job over here today. He is truly a hard worker. He has the perfect balance of friendliness, honesty, and professionalism. I trust him. He takes the time to do the job to the best of his ability and that is what sets him (and your company) apart from the competition. He didn't make me feel rushed. He really made me feel like our job was the most important thing in the world. Thanks again!”

— Jo
Oakland

“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

“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

“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

“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
Piedmont

“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

“My entire experience with MB Jesse was very professional. The crew were very friendly and super accommodating of my ridiculous schedule and geriatric pets in the house. The finished product, which was pretty much my entire house, far exceeds my expectations. Would definitely work with them again!”

— Heather Jordan

“Richard and crew have been great, for sure. As much as I look forward to having the job done and my house back in order, I really enjoyed having them around. You should feel really good about how they represent your company.”

— Jessica Dodson