The finish on cabinetry is just like that of a high quality piece of furniture. Although it is designed to protect against normal, everyday home use, general upkeep and cleanliness are very important. With proper care, your cabinetry will last long and look good for generations to come.
Dust your cabinets frequently with a soft, lint-free cloth. If need be, slightly dampen the cloth with water or a spray-type dust remover.
Clean spills and splatters immediately. Prolonged exposure to spills, including food, water or other liquids, or to oil and grease can cause permanent discoloration or damage your cabinet’s finish. To clean spills, use a clean, soft cloth dampened with mild soap. Dry immediately with another clean, soft cloth.
Use a clean, soft cloth dampened with mild soap to clean your cabinets. Dry immediately with another clean, soft cloth. There are also a number of wood cleaning products available for use on cabinetry.
Waxing and Polishing
Waxing your cabinets is not required or recommended. Over time, the wax will build up on the surface of the cabinet. This can cause a hazy, streaky, or yellowed appearance, as well as attract dust particles. The wax can become very difficult to remove. We recommend that you clean and polish your cabinets once or twice each year. To polish your cabinets, use a light coat of quality furniture polish.
If you have glass panels installed in your cabinet doors, you will want to clean them periodically. To clean the glass, you can use any commercial glass cleaner. Never apply glass cleaner directly to the glass. Spray a small amount of cleaner onto a clean, soft cloth or paper towel, then wipe the glass. Be careful not to damage the cabinet finish or parts while cleaning.
You will want to periodically clean knobs, pulls, or handles installed on your cabinet doors/drawers. To do so, use a clean, soft cloth dampened with mild soap. Thoroughly dry all hardware joints, surfaces, and the surrounding area with another clean, soft cloth.
Products to Avoid
- Harsh chemicals
- Abrasive cleaning products
- Solvent or petroleum-based products such as mineral spirits, nail-polish removers, and paint thinners
- Ammonia or cleaning products that may contain ammonia
- Bleach or cleaning products that may contain bleach