Hiring a Professional vs DIY Countertop Refinishing

DIY is super trendy for 2016. Just spend about 5 minutes on Pinterest and you will see everything from DIY cabinet refinishing to installing pallet walls. Often, doing it yourself is a great option – you can not only save money, but you can do it exactly the way you want, rather than relying on someone else to bring your vision to fruition. YouTube and Pinterest are both great resources for step-by-step instructions and videos on DIY projects. There are some projects that are however, not well suited for DIY and refinishing a bathtub or countertop is one of them.

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We know, because Miracle Method is often called in the midst of DIY refinishing jobs to save the day. Here are just a few examples of what can go wrong when you attempt to refinish yourself:

Potential problems with DIY refinishing

  • DIY products are simply not of the same quality or durability of the industrial grade products we use.
  • DIY options have no bond between coatings and the original surface, so peeling is a common problem.
  • DIY kits are rolled on and highly susceptible to streaking.
  • DIY coatings dry quickly but they don’t cure quickly, so the smallest items can cause dents.
  • DIY topcoats are often not waterproof and may result in a cloudy appearance in addition to being “soft” and scratched easily.
  • Safety – refinishing chemicals are strong and require use of a respirator – not just a dust mask, most do-it-yourselfers are not equipped with proper safety equipment, increasing their risk of injury or harm.

Professional, Beautiful & Durable Refinishing

Do yourself a huge favor and save yourself a massive headache by using a professional when it comes to refinishing. DIY is just not fun when it wastes time and money on something that won’t last or doesn’t work. Miracle Method’s refinishes can last 15 years and longer with proper care – which is why we have the best warranty in the industry.

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Benefits of hiring a quality professional from Miracle Method

  • Two- phase cleaning process removes dirt, grease & build-up from original surface.
  • Burn marks, knife cuts, chips and scratches are completely repaired.
  • Miracle Method’s proprietary bonding agent ensures coatings have a molecular bond to the original surface to minimize any chance of peeling.
  • Over 30 Natural Accent® colors to choose from, applied using a high tech spray process to ensure a smooth and even finish.
  • Waterproof acrylic clear coat for a beautiful, high-quality result.
  • Professional masking to protect surrounding fixtures, cabinetry and walls from any overspray or damage!

Leave your countertop refinishing projects to the pros at Miracle Method. Find a Miracle Method location near you or call today for a FREE estimate 855-212-7337.

Miracle Method Introduces Holiday Remodeling Sales

Huge Holiday Remodeling Sales

As the holidays are approaching, homeowners are starting to take a look around the house and take stock of any updates they can do quickly and affordably before guests arrive. Whether family is coming in to stay with them, or they are hosting Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner for a crowd, it’s important that the home looks nice and everything is in working order.

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Surface Refinishing is a fast and affordable way for homeowners to update their kitchens and bathrooms before guests arrive without the mess of complete renovation. The closer the holidays, the higher the stress level and no one wants to have plumbers, tile setters and contractors parading in and out of their home. Score amazing holiday remodeling sales this season!

As a result huge holiday remodeling sales , the winter season is a very busy time of the year for Miracle Method Franchise Owners. They are not only in the business of making kitchens and baths beautiful, but also saving homeowners the stress of remodeling and saving them money in the process.

We are in the process of rolling out our holiday savings event across the United States and Canada. Look for holiday remodeling sales in local print magazines, online, and in Miracle Method Showrooms. Savings vary by location and all work is guaranteed.

For more information on bath and kitchen updates in time for the holidays, visit http://www.miraclemethod.com/find-a-location.php or call 855-212-7337 to find a location near you. All  in home estimates are free of charge and no obligation.

2016 Home Decor Color Trends

Hooray, it is officially the first day of Fall!Behr Color Trends 2016 Blog Graphic

Every year around this time, paint companies release color palettes for upcoming trends. While having a neutral color palette in your home for big ticket items like floors, countertops and large furniture makes sense, you can still follow trends by adding affordable accents like:  paint, throw pillows, lampshades and other fun accessories.

Behr Paint just released their 2016 Color Trends and the colors are bold, high-contrast, and full of dimension.

 

This dining room is a great example of being bold with accessories and paint. The use of bright colors from the chairs, drapes, lamps and framed mirror make the room a work of art.

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Photo credit: Behr Paint website

In this age of technology and being constantly “plugged in”, we are all craving more human connection. We need places where we can put aside our cell phones and tablets and share conversation. A room with this much character creates a great conversation piece where friends can gather, share food, stories, laughter and re-connect with one another.

Your home should be a place where you can unwind, unplug, and gather with friends and family.

Updating your home doesn’t have to cost a fortune. A simple update in wall color can completely change the look of a room. Here at Miracle Method, we believe in affordable remodeling.

Feel free to our visit website to check out our Natural Accents color samples to see if there is color you would love to use for a new look on your kitchen counters, bathtub, tile and more. With a new season, comes a new opportunity to make your home beautiful again!

We’re off to New York for the Annual IHMRS

This is our fourth year to attend the IHMRS, and we’re proud to be their premier provider of surface finishing services!  IHMRS Logo

The International Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Show (IHMRS) is the hospitality and tourism industry’s largest and most comprehensive trade show. It attracts owners, operators, and buyers from every hospitality sector around the world.

This year, the IHMRS is anticipating an estimated 16,000 attendees—many of them looking for remodeling and designs that enrich their guest’s experience while enhancing their bottom line.

And that’s what we do best!

We will demonstrate how our process saves both time and money while solving a lot of the most common problems facing hotels and motels, resorts, country clubs, and military lodging today:

  • Worn bathtubs
  • Surrounds
  • Damaged vanities

We can restore a room to service in as little as 3 days, instead of weeks for removing and replacing tile. And we permanently seal tile grout, making it mold- and mildew-resistant and easier to maintain long term.

We expect a great turnout and believe that this show will further establish Miracle Method as a leader in the hospitality and tourism industry.

The IHMRS will be held this year at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, NY, November 9 – 11.

And, with more than 135 offices across the US and Canada, Miracle Method can provide its services to virtually any hotel, motel, or restaurant.  To learn more about Miracle Method, visit http://www.miraclemethod.com/commercial, or call 855-212-7337.

 

Can Water Damage by My Sink be Repaired?

Oh, we love a sparkly new kitchen. kitchen10_after

Coffee smells richer. Fruit tastes fresher. Water boils faster. (Well, it seems to.) Cooking and entertaining guests is just more enjoyable.

Until you notice water damage—that soft spot on your kitchen countertop right next to the sink. While the damage isn’t bad enough to justify the time and cost of replacing your countertops, it’s something you definitely want to fix.

That’s where we come in!

You probably already know that our countertop refinishing works on all sorts of damage—from chips and scratches to burns and scorches. But did you know that we can fix water damage, too?

Miracle Method’s revolutionary process works so well, you’d never even know the damage was there. After the repair, our technicians apply a durable new finish to the entire countertop, giving it a smooth surface that has a rich, stone-look to it and feels brand-new.

So don’t let water damage spoil your kitchen or your coffee. We can quickly and affordably restore the sparkle—and flavor—to your kitchen.

Miracle Method can refinish a wide variety of countertops, like tile, cultured marble, Corian®, Formica®, Wilsonart® and other laminate countertops. Visit our website today to learn more about our countertop repair and refinishing process. If you have questions, go to www.miraclemethod.com/find-a-location.php or call 855-212-7337 to speak with a Miracle Method franchise near you.