Frequently Asked Questions
Below is a list of the most common questions.
Please contact us if you cannot find what you are looking for.
MDF stands for Medium Density Fiberboard. It consists of a special grade resin mixed with sawdust. It is then compact it in multiple stages giving the density required as a finished product.
MDF mouldings are more cost affective than actual wood mouldings so the choice may depend on your budget.
Wood has more advantages but MDF, when properly installed and painted, has a beautiful finish lasting a long time.
Moisture has always been an issue when dealing with both wood and MDF.
Both materials will expand when the moisture content is high and shrink when it is low. Maintaining a consistent moisture content In your home is therefore important. We recommend allowing the material to "acclimatize" to your home before installing.
Good quality glue is also needed to help prevent cracks along the joints of your mouldings.
All MDF products are required to be primed/painted with an industry standard sealer referred to as primer. This sealer/primer penetrates and seals the MDF so that the finish coat of paint is applied with ease.
Yes, all MDF, plaster and wood mouldings, should be primed.
Yes, crown mouldings come primed but after the sanding of joints, dapping, and filling of holes is done, painting is required.
Not a thing, we find that different parts of the country tend to prefer different names and all refer to the same thing.
The term is often confused with polystyrene (a.k.a. styrofoam) but the material is quite a bit different. Polyurethane is a dense foam material that has all of the advantages of wood without the disadvantages (rotting, splintering, and cracking) so it is a superior material.
.: Lasts longer than MDF or wood crown molding
.: Designed for interior and exterior use Lightweight and easy to install
.: Pre-primed and ready for paint.
Yes you can but first we need to install blocks behind the moulding with the proper anchors so that we can attach the crown moulding.
We install trim all over HRM and surrounding areas but will consider expanding our territory for larger projects. Contact us so we can discuss yours.
Yes we do. We would also be happy to offer suggestions to help with your design.
As a professional trim installation company we carry both Workers' Compensation and liability insurance.
Yes, we offer a standard 1 year warranty and stand by our work.
If there is an issue, we will take the appropriate measures to ensure the customer is satisfied.
CJ's Trim takes great pride in the work they create. They aim for excellence. Chris helped us get a finished product we were happy with.
Nancy & Wayne Stobo
Thank you for all your hard work and dedication. Your company does excellent work, whether it be a small job or a custom house.
Heath Pierson | Blue Ridge Builders
Not many contractors will exceed your expectations but CJ’s Trim did. We were impressed every step of the way.
Susan Lopez | Royal LePage Atlantic
It is not very often that you get someone who is willing to listen to someone else’s ideas and able to run with them.
I could not be happier with the end result – best decision I made in years!
When if it comes time to book all of our trim work I make the call to CJ's Custom Trim and I know with full confidence the job is going to be completed to the standard our customers expect from a Stonewater Homes.
Kevin Grant | Stonewater Homes
Chris is very passionate about his work. We have appreciated his hard work and quality. Even when there have been issues he has listened and corrected the issues.
Pat Ching | Pinehurst Builders
We have maintained an exceptional working relationship with CJ's. Chris has upheld a high standard of professionalism and finished product while contributing to the finished quality for which Denim Homes is known.
Angela Grant | Denim Homes
We were very pleased with the wainscoting trim work at our home. Chris and his team were punctual, professional and their work was top notch. I highly recommend them.
We were very impressed with Chris' professionalism, input on design, the motivation of the crew, and most importantly the quality of work.