Which Brands of Paint Do Main Line Contractors Prefer

Posted on September 20, 2019
Why TJ's Now Prefers Benjamin Moore Paints As a premier painting contractor based in Wayne, Devon, and Ardmore for the past 19 years, TJ’s Painting & Renovations Co. has used all of the popular brands of paints. We have even used the high-end paints on occasion such as Fine Paints of Europe. All paints have various properties and chemical agents that affect coverage, performance, and ...

An Introduction Into Modern Recessed Lighting

Posted on September 16, 2019
New Recessed Lighting Options & Understanding L.E.D. Recessed Lights If you recently had your local electrician install recessed lights, you may have been introduced to L.E.D. recessed lighting.  The newest in recessed lighting technology is based in a relatively common form of lighting – L.E.D. lights.  Though, this lighting technology has evolved to become more user-friend...

3 Important Screening Guidelines for Hiring a Licensed Electrician on the Main Line

Posted on September 10, 2019
There is a plethora of licensed electricians on the Main Line, making it look easy to hire on price because of a competitive market.  Though it may look easy, hiring a licensed electrician is the most important home improvement decision you will ever make. If a painter or carpenter makes a mistake, they simple redo the work. However, if a local electrician makes a mistake the consequences...

8 Areas to Evaluate When Hiring a Main Line Professional Painter

Posted on August 22, 2019
8 Signs of a Quality Painter When screening painters on the Main Line, there are several non-verbal cues a homeowner can watch for to ensure they are hiring a class-act professional. The unspoken language we all communicate with speaks volumes as to how we think, how organized we are (or are not), and even the manner in how we treat others. Below are 8 Signs of A Quality Painter that can...

7 “How To” Painting Secrets for Interior Painting Preparations – From A Main Line Professional Painter

Posted on August 7, 2019
How Do The Pro Painters Do It?  So, you want to paint your Main Line home like a pro, eh? Well, stick around. I think I have a pro painting tip or two that may help you out! ☺ In this blog, I will enlighten you on “7 ‘How To’ Painting Secrets for Interior Painting Preparations,” or professional painting tips for preparing to finish paint, on the topics below. The focus will b...

7 Signs of A Quality Professional Painter & 7 Questions to Ask During A Painting Quote

Posted on July 23, 2019
When screening Main Line painters, here are seven in-depth questions for giving homeowners insight into the level of workmanship the painting company typically achieves. These questions also will give you a feel for the level of service you will likely receive. The best time to deliver these questions is in-person, during the quote appointment. Why? So you can see the reaction or the body lan...

Setting Clear Expectations with Your Painter

Posted on April 22, 2019
As a painting contractor on the Main Line of Philadelphia, we perform custom interior painting on a range of finish-levels. We execute projects from high-end custom restorations down to apartment repaints.  A lot of Main Line residential customers want perfection from painters, while others are simply happy to see new colors on the walls of their homes in the Wayne area.  Crown mo...

Handyman – Custom Renovations – TJ’s Tips for Hiring a Contractor

Posted on February 27, 2017
“Do it right or don’t do it at all.” This reflects TJ’s standards of workmanship, craftsmanship for all handyman and custom renovation projects. We use the best products available and are continually retraining our skills by learning about the latest techniques and most efficient procedures. “Don’t just think about spending money. Think about spending money right.” It’s all abo...

Bathroom Mold – Planning a Mold Free Bath Remodel

Posted on February 27, 2017
Bathroom Mold - TJ's Custom Bathroom Renovations
Everyone hates bathroom mold! Especially homeowners investing their money in new bathrooms. However, thousands of homeowners are hiring contractors who install...what eventually will be...a moldy bathroom. We have successfully completed 150+ custom bathrooms using very detailed work plans and implementing modern technology construction products. Needless to say, the "Discovery & Pre-productio...

Painting Kitchen Cabinets – Refurbish and Save Thousands of Dollars

Posted on February 27, 2017
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Painting kitchen cabinets and adding new hardware will transform an old kitchen to looking like they just came off the showroom floor. Well, that is, if they are refinished with a little care. Hopefully these painting kitchen cabinet tips will help. Aaahhh... The wonder of color! To help my fellow customers and DIY'ers achieve long-term satisfaction with your "new" cabinets - make sure you do ...

Water Alarms – Winter Water Shutoffs

Posted on February 27, 2017
A water alarm could have saved my friend's vacation home from being condemned a few years ago. One weekend they were enjoying the surrounding serenity of nature and freshly fallen snow while sitting fireside playing card games with loved ones. And then three weeks later they were distraught over the loss of their hideaway haven all because they did not have the foresight to turn-off the water in c...

Painting Contractors – Performing A Thorough Due Diligence When Hiring

Posted on February 27, 2017
I am amazed at how many highly intelligent, well oft, responsible homeowners do not perform due diligence when evaluating painting contractors. I know it’s a matter of time, but when you think about how much time it may take to re-earn income lost for paying a “sub-standard contractor” – and having to hire another contractor to redo a project that was not done right the first time – it i...

Gray Paint – Fashion Forever Color

Posted on February 27, 2017
Interior painting on the Main Line, and in areas nationwide, is now all about using gray paint. This fashion forever color is now in its fifth year of growing popularity. It has garnered such attention that homeowners are now even using it on trim, doors, and built-in cabinetry. In thirty years of owning a painting company, I have rarely used gray as a finish paint, if at all as a quality interio...

Painting Prices – Hiring on Price vs. Hiring on Intelligence

Posted on February 27, 2017
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I have met hundreds of homeowners in my business and of course have not worked for them all, primarily due to painting prices. Though my pricing has always been fair, a large portion of the home improvement market now has a "lets make a deal" mentality when it comes to looking for new service providers. The Internet has made it virtually instant-quotes-at-your-fingertips simply by sending out 4-...

Setting Clear Expectations with Your Painter Contractor

Posted on February 27, 2017
As a painting contractor on the Main Line of Philadelphia, we perform interior painting on a range of finish-levels from high-end custom work down to apartment repaints. Some of our customers want perfection from their painters, while others are simply happy to see new colors on the walls of their home. This discrepancy on what the finish quality expectations are is a major communication issue th...