Best Care For Wooden Cabinets
Ways to take good care of your cabinets

Proper care involves attentive cleaning, polishing and careful avoidance of damaging household cleaners.Wipe the cabinets clean with a soft, damp cloth and dry immediately with another clean, soft cloth. Always wipe in the direction of the wood grain. Apply a thin coat of high-quality polish. Choose a polish that does not contain silicone or wax, and follow the manufacturer’s directions for application. A high-quality polish will aid in protection from minor scratching, staining, and excessive moisture.Dish soap,vinegar and baking soda are some cleaning agents that works greatly.

Basic Cabinet Cleaning

The following products and ingredients can damage cabinets so avoid using them or any product that contains them:

* Petroleum-based products

* Solvents

* Bleach

* Strong detergents and soaps

* Nail polish remover

* Plastic brushes

* Steel wool

* Ammonia

Clean spills immediately

Many substances become difficult to remove and may stain or cause other damage upon prolonged contact. If a spill occurs, wipe it immediately with a cloth or sponge and dry the surface immediately.

Install in a minimal moisture area

This is one of the worst enemies of any finish. Cabinetry near the sink and dishwasher and baseboards are most susceptible. Dry off any areas immediately where water has spilled. Avoid draping dish towels or other wet items over doors or placing coffee makers where steam vents directly onto cabinet surfaces.

Avoid Temperature And Humidity Extremes

Extremes in temperature and humidity can cause wood to expand and contract, swell or warp, and dry out– possibly damaging the finish of your cabinetry. It is important to control the temperature and humidity in your home all year long. You should allow minor warping to go through one heating cycle before considering replacement.

Avoid Excessive Sunlight

Direct exposure to sunlight can have a damaging effect on your cabinets especially those made from natural wood. Use window coverings to help reduce or eliminate damage caused by exposure to direct sunlight.

Avoid Exposure To Harsh Cleaning agents

Harsh cleaners can damage the finish of your cabinetry. Avoid cleaners containing ammonia, bleach, citric acid (including orange and lemon oil) and organic solvents.

* Avoid Aggressive Acids

* Avoid products containing aggressive acids or abrasives as they may cause damage to laminate finishes (Lime-AWay, Soft Scrub, Tilex, etc.).

* Avoid Chips And Scratches

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