By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2008
Gleam Guard™ owner Tracy Booth invites the public to visit his showroom (by the Food Court at Woodland Hills Mall) to see restoration samples and to get additional information.
Moisture, toothpaste, animal claws, vacuum cleaners and moving furniture. What do all these elements have in common? They are the enemy of your home’s woodwork.
Over 20 years ago, Tracy Booth introduced Gleam Guard™, a breakthrough technology with the ability to restore lasting beauty to cabinets and other interior woodwork. The dust-free process assures no mess and no toxic fumes during the restoration procedure. It is less expensive than refacing, refinishing, or painting, and is easy to clean and maintain with just a damp cloth. The woodwork in an average kitchen can be cleaned, restored and protected in just one or two days and wood surfaces never need to be oiled again. Ever.
Gleam Guard bonds to the original finish enhancing the wood grain and giving it a fresh oiled look. Unlike oiled methods, however, the Gleam Guard system lasts decades, not just days or weeks.
Outstanding results are captured through a four-step process. Vigorous cleaning assures the removal of all oil, grease, and any other residue from cooking, furniture polishes, or wood soap cleaners. All of these products leave residues that must be thoroughly removed prior to completing the Gleam Guard process.
Once surfaces are cleaned, any damaged areas are repaired and professional color matching is accomplished with the required stain or paint. “Artwork” is the term used in mixing, applying and “feathering-in” color stains or paints to assure professionally desired results.
The last step in the process is the application of Gleam Guard’s clear acrylic finish. It is available in three finishes: satin, semi-gloss, and gloss. The process comes complete with a 5-Year Free Touch Up Services Guarantee. According to Booth, “Some of our customers have reported beautiful results lasting more than 17 years.”
Gleam Guard is a member of the Better Business Bureau and is fully insured for liability and workman’s compensation. They are a Better Business Bureau Award Winner and according to Booth, have never had a single complaint reported to the BBB. As Booth says, “If you have a problem with our product or services, tell us about it and we’ll fix it. If you are pleased with our services, tell your friends and neighbors.” You may call the Tulsa BBB to check out the company’s character.
You’re invited to find out more about Gleam Guard and their fascinating products and services by visiting their showroom display on the upper level of Woodland Hills Mall by the Food Court. You may also visit them March 6-9 at the Greater Tulsa Home & Garden Show, booth 2232 (upper level). This annual show is held at Tulsa Expo Square between Harvard and Yale on 21st Street.
If you decide that you would like to get an estimate for Gleam Guard’s services, they will provide you with a detailed quote. If you are really interested in finding out what they can do to clean, restore and protect the wood surfaces in your home, Booth says the company will even do your worst-looking door for free. It’s hard to beat a deal like that.
Whether it’s cabinets, doors, wood flooring, rock or brick, paneling, baseboards or trim – Gleam Guard wants to meet your restoration needs.
Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.