It's easy to maintain the beautiful look and feel of your custom cabinets. Below you will find some cleaning instructions, tips for genaral care and adjustment instructions to assist you in caring for and maintaining your cabinets.
For wood, melamine, laminate and painted surfaces, moisten a soft cloth and wipe the interior and exteriors of your cabinets and doors in the direction of the wood grain. Make sure to dry surfaces with a clean, dry, soft cloth.
Wood doors/surfaces: use a cleaner designed specifically for cabinetry, like 'Cabinet Magic'. Make sure your cleaner is not wax-based. Dry wooden surfaces with a clean, soft cloth.
Painted doors/surfaces: use a cleaner designed for painted wood cabinets or woodwork. Mild soap and water, or a water and vinegar solution will also work. Rinse well and dry with a clean, soft cloth.
Melamine or High Pressure laminate doors/surfaces: use the above methods. Stubborn stains can be removed with a soapy cloth, rinsing well afterwards to remove any residue. Dry with a clean, soft cloth.
Tip: If your cabinets have clip-on hinges, cabinet doors can easily be removed. This allows for a more thorough cleaning and easier access.
Do not: use detergents, strong soap, abraisives or waxes. These products can damage the finish or leave your cabinets with a residue that attracts airborne grease.
Do not: wipe cabinets with dishcloths, as they may contain soap, grease or other particles that may be abrasive to the finished surface of your cabinets
Do not: allow water or other liquids to be in contact with your cabinet doors or wood surfaces for a prolonged period of time. Moisture is the enemy, dulling or staining melamine interiors, wood finishes, and swelling veneers or panels. Avoid steam from kettles, etc.
Do: treat your cabinets or surfaces as you would any other piece of furniture and they will last for a long time and retain their beauty.
Do: touch up light scratches or nicks by using a touch-up color marker. Deeper scratches can be filled using a matching wood tone putty stick. These areas can be blended with the surrounding area using a light coat of wax.
Over time, your cabinet doors or drawers may fall out of perfect alignment. Your adjustable hinges can be easily realigned with a simple screwdriver.