So, you’ve just had your cabinets refaced, and it feels like your house has gone through a major transformation! Guests compliment you when they walk into your kitchen, and even you can feel the difference yourself. The next step is to make sure that you preserve the new life the refaced cabinets bring to your home, and the team at Florida Cabinet Refacing is here to help you do just that.
Read on for some tips and advice on how to clean and care for your refaced cabinets!
The most crucial step in prolonging the life of your newly refaced cabinets is routine cleaning and care.
The best and safest way to clean refaced cabinets to use either a soft cotton cloth or sponge and warm water – if grease is present, a small amount of mild dish soap may be used. Run the sponge or cloth thoroughly along the cabinet, following the grains of the wood. Afterward, make sure to dry with a cloth leaving no moisture behind. Add a bit of wood wax or wood protector for that extra shine and protection. Do this a few times a month to ensure that grease and grime don’t build up especially in kitchen cabinets and they retain their beauty and luster.
To remove grime and grease, use a mixture of water and vinegar or a baking soda and water paste. Commercial cleaners are also an option, but check that the product does not remove paint and is safe to use on the surface of your cabinet. Keeping your kitchen cabinet paint safe ensures it retains its color long term.
When applying any cleaners, spray the product onto the sponge instead of on the cabinet itself. Once finished, wipe down with water and dry.
Some products, when applied to the surface of your cabinets, can lead to irreversible damage. Always check and read the labels of any cleaner before using on the surface of your cabinets.
Avoid the following:
Always use soft sponges or cotton cloths when cleaning. Plastic brushes, scouring pads, and dish towels can scratch up the surface of the cabinets or leave behind grease and grime.
Moisture on any surface will cause problems, so wipe any water on the surface of the cabinets. Consider light and heat damage. If a window shines light directly onto a cabinet, damage and discoloration may occur over time. Excessive heat can also damage the surface of the cabinets, which is an issue if a cabinet is located near or above a stovetop or oven.
Your cabinet supplier should provide a touch-up kit to use in the event of scratches; if they don’t, home improvement stores also offer do-it-yourself options.
A little bit of care and cleaning every week goes a long way in maintaining and preserving your newly refaced cabinets, and the team at Florida Cabinet Refacing is here to help you do that. For more information on our products and services call us at (877) 814-2549 or visit us online today.