Caring for your Custom Cabinets
You have just invested financially and from your heart (and your walet) in your custom cabinetry and with care they will serve you well for many years to come.
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO
Always use a soft cotton cloth when cleaning your cabinetry whether it be routine cleaning or cleaning up a spill.
With a spill, usually a cloth dampened with a little warm water will be adequate. If more is needed the best thing is a small amount of dishwashing liquid mixed with warm water.
Something to keep in mind – strong cleaning products can damage or discolor your cabinet finish and we don’t recommend them. In addition, cleaning up any food, water, grease spatters or other liquids that spill should be done right away. Not being attentive to this could cause permanent discoloring or damage to the finish.
After cleaning a spatter or spill, take a clean damp cotton cloth and wipe down all surfaces and then using another clean dry cloth dry the surfaces right away.
When cleaning glass windows, always spray the ammonia free glass cleaning products on a soft cotton cloth and then apply to glass to clean it.
WHAT YOU SHOULD AVOID
Chemical cleaners of any kind such as silicone based polishing, cleaning or waxing products.
Ammonia based cleaning products or any cleaning products containing bleach.
Any solvent or petroleum products like paint thinners or mineral spirits.
Any abrasive cleaners, scouring powder and pads and steel wool.
Even avoid your sponges or dish cloths. You may have just wiped a counter top with them and they may contain a trace of food or oil that could damage your finish.
Any packaged dusting sheets or spray on cleaning and dusting products.
Any waxing or polishing products. Over time discoloration and streaking can occur along with a build up of wax that is difficult to remove.
Avoid spraying any glass cleaner directly on the window as seepage could occur and cause damage.
Keep in mind that the natural sunlight will tend to darken and change the color of any natural wood products and can fade painted surfaces. Consider blinds or curtains when the sun shines in on the cabinets.