Learning to refinish Tubs and Tile
Learning to refinish bathtubs, tile, sinks and countertops takes a long time to "really" learn.
Sure, anyone can grab a sprayer and a can of paint and have at it. However, making it look good and last takes 2 things.
We solved the product problem by forcing all of our people to use nothing but Hawk laboratory products.
Why, you ask?
For the same reason that Macdonald's is so large.
Hawk labs of Wood Dale, Illinois provides the best, most consistent product on the market today.
We know! We have tried almost everything else and they are hands down the best, most knowledgable people in the business.
John Venuti is always there to help with either technical answers and getting your product to you on time. He can be reached at 1-800-321-4295.
The Second is Knowledge!
(better known as experience)!
It took us years to really know what we were doing.
Years and Years.
It took years to learn to look at it from the customers point of view.
What they want is a good looking product that lasts. That's pretty much it.
No mystery there.
"It helps if you show up on time too".
But it took years to learn this simple point.
Needless to say, we learned our lesson.
Our people are the best, most up to date in the country. Period!
Because of our ability to share knowledge and our strict
We know you don't understand what we mean by "strict" but most of you weren't trained by a 250 lb. wrestler named "Levi".
In the last few years the quality of products available to professional reglazers has really come to the forfront in the bathtub refinishing business and unless you don't care how long your product lasts (in which case you will be out of the business none too soon!) you either gravitate to the best products or get pushed aside by someone who does.
It is a kinda "Get tough or Die" type thing.
Learning that using the most expensive bathtub refinishing product on the market "is a good thing"; took us 16 years to learn.
Making our people believe it was probably the hardest thing we had to do.
How do you convince someone to spend over 3 times as much as he is currently spending on refinishing products and get paid the same amount on the job?
Believe me; it was a long uphill fight the whole way.
Now, however, all of our people use "Hawk Lab" products.
Why? Because we want happy, content, satisified customers that tell people just how wonderful their refinished bathtub,tile or countertops look and how professionally the job was completed from start to finish.
It just makes our job at the home office so much easier knowing that if there were to be a problem with the results of the job it would not be the product quality.
And, since all of our people in the bathtub refinishing,are put thru a extensive training program and usually come from the auto-body industry to begin with; once they learn their jobs quirks of bathtub refinishing, tile reglazing etc. it is usually merely a question of whether the trainee wishes to do the job properly or not. (We can train anyone to refinish a tub however only he/she knows whether or not he/she will apply what they have been shown).
This we usually find out during the training/screening process. Our trainers wash out at least 50% in the first day. (They usually go for a smoke and never return).
The trick is if you have any kind of "Bad feeling" about a trainee, it is always better to err on the side of caution and move on to another one rather make excuses for him/her and always, always, always pay for it in the end.
Work ethic counts for about 50/60% of total job performance and with work ethic will come better and better quality.
This isn't brain surgery but it definately is a skilled profession and working with our professionals is a true pleasure.
(Working with Charlie is the hard part)!
Clawfoot tub accessories
Clawfoot tub accessories will make your bathtub for functional, comfortable, and/or beautiful. There are many different sorts of clawfoot tub accessories. An example of a few popular clawfoot tub accessories is: coasters for the feet (these will prevent damage to your floor), clawfoot feet, mounted towel rails, mirrors, tub caddies, and soap dishes. The clawfoot tub accessories that you choose depend on your bathroom décor and which items will actually be most useful to you. You may be surprised at how many clawfoot tub accessories there are available – you may have to check specialty shops, though, to find some of the best clawfoot tub