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.

Completely Transform Your Fireplace With Surface Refinishing

Can The Tile Around My Fireplace Be Refinished?

Removing and replacing tile is a messy, time consuming and costly endeavor.  Rather than replacing the tile, refinishing is a great alternative that can completely transform the look of the tile and often save over 50% compared to replacement costs. The gorgeous new look and cost savings alone makes refinishing an excellent choice for remodeling. Plus, fireplace refinishing will permanently seal all of those hard-to-clean grout lines for ease of future cleaning care and maintenance. No more difficult kneeling and scrubbing with a toothbrush trying to get the dirt, dust and stains out of the grout!

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While the majority of tile refinishing is done in kitchens and bathrooms, those are not the only rooms where tile can be refinished. Tile refinishing can occur in many areas where tile exists- around a fireplace, in a bedroom or living area, tile backsplashes and even some tile floors. Refinishing is a quick and affordable alternative to replacement-making a dramatic change in the look of a space in just two days or less. Only Miracle Method uses Natural Accents® stone-look finishes to give you the beauty of natural stone, without the high-end costs.

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Take a look at some other cost-effective ways to freshen up the look of your space include:

  • Give your walls a fresh coat of paint
  • Change out lampshades and throw pillows
  • PMix and match picture frames for a unique look
  • Change out hardware on doors and cabinets

Bottom line, updating the look of your home does not have to break the bank. If you’d like to speak with a representative from Miracle Method to discuss ways that we can update the look of your home at an affordable price, give us a call at 855-212-7337 or click here to find a Miracle Method location near you!

Miracle Method Helps Those Selling Their Homes Get More

bathroom-2If you are trying to sell your home and are looking to update your bathroom before you put it on the market, there are a few things that you can do.

For starters, you DON’T have to rip out and replace your old tub and sink.  At Miracle Method, we can take any worn, damaged, hard to clean unit, and repair and refinish it, adding 10 – 15 years to the life of the fixture and make it look like new.  Not only is refinishing/repairing a bathtub or sink much less expensive than replacing it, but it is also much greener, keeping the excess tub or sink out of a landfill.

Realtors around the country know and advise homeowners that bathrooms and kitchens in a home can make or break a sale.  Notably, HGTV’s Lisa LaPorta from Designed to Sell tells viewers that “Tub refinishing is a great improvement to make, and it saves you a lot of money in labor because you don’t have to pay someone to rip out your old bathtub.”

If you are looking to add value to your home without spending the big bucks give Miracle Method a call at 855-212-7337.

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.