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Cabinet Care
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A guide to the proper care of Cabinetry

Fingerprints, food smudges, and greasy buildup can leave your kitchen cabinets looking dingy and dull. The longer you wait to clean them, the harder it becomes. Find out how to Clean and care in a few simple steps.

 

Here's How:

 

1.  Regular Cleaning: Exterior

Cabinets should be cleaned with a solution of dish soap liquid and warm water. The simple and mild solution is  enough to get food smudges, dust and mild grease build-up off of your cabinets. Rinse thoroughly with another clean cloth before drying with a final cloth

Wipe with a clean, soft damp cloth and dry immediately. never use kitchen cloth and sponges that might have detergent or grease on them, or embedded abrasives.

 

2.  Heavy Duty Cleaning: Exterior

For heavy build-up of grease and dust, it is best to use products such as Murphy® Oil Soap that are designed to be used on wood cabinets. They have a way of breaking down the thick grime that can accumulate on cabinet surfaces. Be sure to read the instructions before using, and test first in a hidden spot.

 

3.  Interior Cleaning

Empty each cabinet, beginning with the top most one. Wash the interior of the cabinet with warm water and mild dish soap liquid. If the interior cabinets have a lot of crumbs and residue, it may be a good idea to vacuum the cabinet out after they've been emptied, before wiping them down. Rinse with another clean damp cloth. Wipe dry with additional cloth.

 

Tips:

  • Clean at least once a month to protect the wood by wiping the surface with a clean, damp cloth, then dry immediately.
  • If a spill occurs, clean and dry immediately. Left unattended, a spill can soak through the laminate or wood surface and cause damage.
  • Excess moisture can damage any cabinet finish. With all cabinets, take a little extra care on bottom edges of base cabinet and base cabinet doors where invisible moisture often collects. Keep these surfaces dry.

 

AVOID

  • Never use soap pads, steel wool, or cleaners that contain bleach, ammonia or abrasives. These agents may cause discoloration, marring or dulling of the finish.
  • Do not wax or polish cabinet surfaces. Wax build-up will leave residue that is difficult to remove. Polishes containing silicone should not be used.
  • Avoid draping damp cloths or dish towels over the cabinet doors. Over a period of time, this moisture could cause permanent damage to your cabinet finish.

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