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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“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

“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

“Matt, We are very happy with how all of the painting worked out. We were extremely impressed with the quality of the work in the bathroom. I liked working with Victor, he and Marvin were extremely conscientious about doing a great job, not just the minimum. I know the front door took a lot longer than you'd expected. But they did it PERFECTLY. We never thought it could turn out like that! Thanks again for the great work. We'll be calling you again in the future!”

— Craig
Alameda, CA

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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 can't say enough about how courteous and professional my foreman was. He was on time every morning and arrived cheerful and ready to go. He is highly organized and very thoughtful. He was extremely careful and respectful when moving my belongings - a mature professional.”

— Nora Robinson

“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

“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

“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