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Cabinet maintenance tips
Having your new kitchen cabinets installed recently, and does not have a clue how to protect them? Please be aware of the following products and ingredients, they can damage your cabinets, avoid using them or any product that contains them on your cabinet door:
- Petroleum-based products
- Strong detergents and soaps
- Nail polish remover
- Paint thinners
- Plastic brushes
- Steel wool
- Scoring Pad
DIY your own gentle cleaning solution
You can make your own gentle cleaner by mixing one part mild dishwashing soap with two parts hot water, 50/50 solution of white vinegar and warm water. Make the mixture in a spray bottle, you can spray the liquid on the greasy cabinets and use a dry cloth to clean it. If you still can not wipe the dirt out, add a few more drops of liquid dishwashing detergent to the bottle to clean extremely smudged cabinets.
- Use a soft cloth to wipe the cleaner on the cabinet doors and drawers. You may need to use a little cotton swab to remove the stain on the door edge.
- You can also use a soft toothbrush or a wet sponge with baking soda and gently scrub the stain. Just make sure you do not scratch the cabinet surface.
- Make sure you also wipe the cleaner touched on drawer pulls and door handles.
- You can also use the cleaner to clean the cabinet and drawer inside.
- Make sure to use a second cloth or sponge dipped in clean water to remove the cleaner from all surfaces.
- DON’T let water run into the hinges.
- DRY the cabinets with paper towel or dry cloth after cleaning.
Avoid Temperature and Humidity Extremes
did you know: extreme temperature and humidity can cause problems to your wood door panels. If the room temperature is too high or too low, it will possibly affect the wood to expand and contract, swell or warp, and dry out, and damage the finish of your cabinetry. It is very important to control your home temperature and humidity all year long.
Color variations is normal
Due to color variations on different paint, actual color may vary slightly. Natural variations in the color or texture of the wood are not to be considered as defects. Wood is a product of nature and has certain natural characteristics and variance in grain, texture and coloring. Color and finish may alter. Especially with certain wood species with exposure to direct and indirect sunlight and other factors. These color changes in the wood and finish are a natural ageing process. If you accidentally damage the door or drawer panel and need a new one to match with the existing color, please accept the minor color difference.