By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: January 2009
Tracy Booth, owner of Gleam Guard, shows the three sheens available to makeover your cabinets for the new year.
Do you think it’s too much of a hassle to give your kitchen cabinets a makeover for the new year? It’s not – if you call Tracy Booth, owner of Gleam Guard. “Many people have the concept that all wood refinishing is messy and that remodelers always take longer,” he says.
Gleam Guard is different. “With Gleam Guard,” Tracy explains, “you can refinish woodwork without sanding and make it look like new.” The average kitchen cabinet project takes one day to complete. Larger kitchens may require part of a second day.
This breakthrough technology restores lasting beauty to cabinets and other interior woodwork without dust, mess or toxic fumes. Gleam Guard bonds to the original finish, enhancing the wood grain and giving it a fresh-oiled look. But unlike oiled methods, Gleam Guard results last decades – not days or weeks.
The process works not only on traditional wood surfaces, but on painted, glazed and pickled woods. Gleam Guard can be used on old or new cabinets. Keeping the finish new is as easy as wiping with a damp cloth. A bit of white vinegar is all you need for stubborn spots.
During his 20 years in business, Tracy has heard a lot of positive customer comments, such as this one: “My cabinets are 32 years old. After Gleam Guard, I use nothing but water to clean them, and they look beautiful.” Cost is very reasonable. Many customers say they wish they had the makeover a lot sooner.
“Sometimes people think I am going to make everything look really shiny,” says Tracy. “But there are actually three sheens to choose from – satin, semi gloss and high gloss.” You can have a soft look, a strong impact look or in-between. Tracy is happy to show you how your cabinets will look in each Gleam Guard finish.
Another common problem he solves is the finishing touches after new granite countertops have been installed. There is usually about a half-inch of unstained wood that old countertops covered, but new granite slabs do not. Gleam Guard can put a beautiful finish on this wood and allow it to blend with the rest of your cabinets.
Getting finished on time is something you don’t need to worry about. You can count on what Tracy says and what he does. He and his crew of professional craftsmen work on only one project at a time. Tracy’s business integrity and respect for customers has earned Gleam Guard a perfect rating with the Better Business Bureau, as well as its prestigious Award for Outstanding Customer Service.
Give Tracy a call at (918) 951-3401 to ask questions or schedule an in-home demonstration to show you how peels, flakes, scratches and minor nicks can disappear. Gleam Guard refinishing does wonders on just about any wood surface – paneling, molding, doors and frames. Each job comes with a five-year guarantee that includes free touchup services if needed. In addition, the Gleam Guard professionals can clean and brighten rock fireplaces and accents in your home. Color changes and glazing are also available.
If you’re in the vicinity of Woodland Hills Mall, stop by Gleam Guard’s new location. Use the lower level (north side) Sears entrance and take the escalator to the upper level. The Gleam Guard display is in the middle of the mall, between Fossil and Hollister. Finished cabinets are on display, as well as before-and-after samples and the three sheens available.
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.