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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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“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“MB Jessee painters are stellar! As a designer I've worked with numerous companies over the years, and MB Jessee is a top-notch firm. From the first phone call to the final clean up, every person is courteous, professional, and hard working. The owner, Matt, is a charitable leader who has instilled his team with integrity and honesty providing the customer with a first class experience at a fair price with a paint job that is guaranteed to last. I highly recommend MB Jessee. Thank you Matt and your STAR crew-Daniel, Rigoberto, Vicente, Edy, Pedro, and Mario, for a job well executed! Cynthia Brian, ASID, Starstyle® Productions, llc”

— Cynthia Brian
Morgan, CA

“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

“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