By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Other | Issue: May 2011
Tracy Booth points out how effortless the Gleam Guard process is to homeowners. Everything remains in the cabinets, with no dirt, dust or disruption.
Tired and dated kitchen cabinets don’t always need to be replaced. For many homeowners throughout the Tulsa area, Gleam Guard is a better, quicker and far less expensive alternative.
In some instances, such as structural damage, replacement may be in order. But most cabinets can get a new life with Gleam Guard. The Gleam Guard process refinishes kitchen and bath cabinets and just about any interior woodwork without sanding, dust, mess or toxic fumes.
Owner Tracy Booth says, “It’s amazing how people cannot believe there is no preparation involved. They don’t have to move a thing out of their cabinets. Honest!” Professional craftsmen clean the cabinets and fill in peels, flakes, scratches, minor nicks and imperfections. Then the Gleam Guard hard finish is applied and, like magic, the cabinets look like new.
The special formula bonds to the original finish, enhances the wood grain and gives it a fresh oiled look that will never again need traditional polishing. All cleaning and finishing products used in the process are eco-friendly, and so is maintenance. A damp cloth is all that’s necessary. Stubborn spots disappear with just a little bit of white vinegar.
In kitchens that have new granite countertops, the Gleam Guard craftsmen can add the finishing touches to the half-inch or so of unstained wood that old countertops covered but granite slabs do not. Gleam Guard can be color matched to blend with the cabinets, while providing the same lasting finish.
An average size kitchen takes only one day to complete. The crew does not start a job and then break away to another project. They take care of only one customer at a time, pay close attention to even the smallest details, and make sure that customer is satisfied. All Gleam Guard refinishing comes with a five-year warranty that includes free touch-ups if needed. The warranty is also transferable if the homeowner decides to sell.
Besides kitchen and bath cabinets, Gleam Guard can also be applied to doorframes, woodwork, paneling, baseboards and all wood trims that are painted, pickled or stained. Tracy recalls one homeowner who chose a Gleam Guard makeover as an option to replacement and saved $30,000.
As a complement to wood refinishing, they can also clean stone and rock fireplaces and those next-to-impossible-to-clean popcorn ceilings. Their ceiling cleaning process uses a suction filtration system to clean rough cedar beams, popcorn ceilings and more. Their special extraction process has brightened vaulted ceilings as high as 30 feet. When people clean the cobwebs and dust from their ceiling, they are just spreading it around. With this process, cobwebs and dirt get sucked in the system, not back into the air.
“I know people are really trying to get the most for their money these days,” says Tracy. “And I am so grateful to the thousands of homeowners who have allowed us to be of service during our 23 years in business.” Satisfied customers have enabled him to expand Gleam Guard, now with offices in Branson and Kansas City, Missouri.
“If anyone is thinking of replacing kitchen or bathroom cabinets, please give me a call,” he says. “Gleam Guard may be a better alternative, with no dirt, dust or disruption. And it will save you money, for sure.”
To prove his point, Tracy offers a free in-home demonstration on an existing cabinet door. With 37 years in the cleaning industry, he can answer any question you have. To speak with Tracy or to schedule an appointment, call (918) 951-3401.
Finished cabinet samples in three available sheens can be found at Woodland Hills Mall. The Gleam Guard display is in the middle of the mall, between Fossil and Hollister. Use the Sears entrance on the north side and take the escalator to the upper level.
Deanna Rebro has worked in the publishing industry 30+ years, including eight years writing for Value News. She has also worked in real estate for the past six years. Deanna graduated from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio with a B.A. in Journalism. Outside of work, she serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for Pet Adoption League. “Every story I write is a learning experience,” she said.