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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“It was a great experience working with MB Jessee. The crew was careful and thorough as they painted the house, sealed stucco cracks, repaired dry-rotted wood, stained the deck, etc. Robert, Gersson, Jose, and all of the people involved in the process from the estimate to the job completion were friendly and professional.”

— Mike C.
Livermore, CA

“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 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

“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

“Many thanks to Rigoberto and Damon and the extraordinary team who transformed my castle in the skies.They are magicians. I appreciate their work very much.”

— Kathleen A
San Francisco

“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

“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

“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

“I had my wooden kitchen cabinets painted white. Anabal and Danielle were doing the job. I have nothing but praise for them. They came on time, cleaned up every day, were respective, friendly and helpful. If the rest of Jessee's crew are as great as Anabal and Danielle, this company will go far.”

— Anni S.
Oakland, CA

“Julie, by the way, I have never been so impressed with the service of a painting job before! It was like magical elves came and painted our walls without us having to do a thing! It looks amazing and just wanted to let you know how happy we are. Thanks”

— Anja
Piedmont

“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