Cabinetry Care

glass doors cabinet care

Glass Doors

  • Use any commercial glass cleaner.
  • Glass generally does not require removal from the casing to clean.
  • Spray cleanser onto a clean, soft cloth rather than spraying directly onto the glass. This will protect the surrounding wood finishes.

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Laminate

  • Clean frequently with a clean, soft cloth.
  • Remove tough stains using a mild detergent.

taking care of wood finishes on cabinets

Wood Finishes

  • Dust frequently with a soft, lint-free cloth soaked in warm, soapy water and wrung out before applying. A slightly damp cloth is fine as well.
  • Clean spills and splatters immediately using a clean cloth and a mild detergent. Wipe it dry.
  • Polish your cabinets at least twice a year after a thorough cleaning using a light coat of quality furniture polish.
  • Do not use harsh detergents, soap pads, or steel wool on your finishes. You run the  risk of damaging the wood.
  • Avoid paste waxes or products that contain silicone as these tend to attract more dust.
  • Avoid excessive moisture as it is the enemy of most finishes. Cabinetry near the sink, dishwasher, and baseboards are most susceptible. Dry off any areas where water has spilled immediately. 
  • Avoid draping dishtowels or other wet items over doors or placing coffee makers where steam vents directly onto cabinet surfaces.