Difficult to Clean Showers

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Large showers, especially those with glass doors and smaller sized tile are notoriously difficult to clean. The more grout lines and detail areas that a shower has, the more difficult it is to clean. This shower pictured below was filthy. We polished the tile to near-new condition, but unfortunately the grout couldn’t be restored.We do have a grout dying process which would produce a uniform color covering up stains, but this owner was selling the property and didn’t think the ...

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High-End Restoration

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We do it all. We’ve worked in celebrity mansions. We’ve worked in the grimiest walkups you can imagine. How a job turns out depends upon its existing condition. A filthy tub that has been refinished before and has rust holes will never turn out as perfect as a tub that is in much better condition.

When selling a property, the same is true. If a tub and tile surround is disgusting and damaged, the realtor might tell us that they just ...

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Illikai Hotel Condominium

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Oahu Tub is currently working on the top floors of the Illikai hotel owned by iStar Financial which is repositioning the units to be sold as individual condominiums. The building’s original cast iron tubs were basically the only fixtures kept. The owner went with our standard bathroom white color, which seamlessly matches their other fixtures.

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Restoring Commercial Sinks

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Porcelain sinks get dirty, but in a heavy commercial environment, its not always best to refinish. Porcelain has inherent advantages to any sort of coating in durability, stain resistance, and that it is easier to clean. The client with 10 lavatory sinks was a car dealership that was just about to undergo a corporate inspection. The process we used was our porcelain restoration method. The beauty of restoring rather than refinishing was:

- Less inconvenience to dealership customers

- No fumes

- Greater ...

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Choosing a Refinisher Based On Warranty

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There used to be a Honolulu refinisher that offered a 10 year warranty. He went out of business after a year and a half. A warranty is useless if the service provider isn’t around to honor it. Its easy to offer an incredible warranty. Its much more difficult to back up that warranty.

When choosing a refinisher, use your gut instinct. Is this guy going to be around for the long haul? Is he dependable, responsive, and trustworthy? Is he a ...

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