Care and Maintenance
Whether it’s regular dusting or splatters and spills, our recommendations can help you maintain your cabinets for years to come.
A soft damp cloth is usually all you need to clean your cabinets. If something more thorough is required, use a solution of mild dishwashing liquid mixed with warm water. After cleaning, wipe your cabinets and countertops with a clean, damp cloth and then dry immediately. Using soft, reusable cloths rather than disposable paper is recommended.
Many cleaning products contain harsh chemicals that can damage your cabinetry and countertops over time. Avoid products that contain abrasive scouring agents such as tub and sink cleaners, scouring pads, steel wool or polishing waxes. Keep away from strong soaps or detergents, amonia and amonia-based cleaning products, bleach or products that contain bleach, solvent- or petroleum-based products such as mineral spirits, nail-polish removers or paint thinners that could damage your finish.
Always use a soft, clean cloth on your cabinetry. Towels and sponges could contain tiny particles or residue that will scratch or otherwise damage your cabinetry, even if they are brand new or newly washed.
Clean any spills immediately. Prolonged contact with food, water, oil or grease can cause permanent damage and discoloration.
Use a soft, clean cotton cloth or similar. Packaged dusting sheets, pre-moistened dusting sheets and aerosol products are not recommended.
Waxing and Polishing
Waxing and polishing are actually not required, nor are they recommended. These products can leave a streaky or hazy build-up over time and it can be very difficult to remove.
Use a soft, clean cloth and extra care, when cleaning glass doors. Never spray cleaner directly on the glass as it can seep down behind window dividers and cause damage. Instead, spray your favorite glass cleaner directly on your cloth.
Make sure to avoid hanging damp cloths over any part of your cabinetry. Over time, this moisture can cause peeling and discoloration to the finish. Consider blinds or drapes to block direct sunlight that can darken or fade your finish.