Cabinet Maintenance Tips

With proper care, the beauty and utility of your cabinets will last for many years. They are like furniture, so use appropriate furniture care techniques and products on your cabinets. Avoid the use of lemon type polish on your cabinets, as continued use may cause a yellowish tint to the finish. Wood is a natural product that differs in color from one piece to the next, depending on the wood grain variations. These differences are considered normal and add to the beauty of the product.

  • The hinges on your cabinet doors can be lubricated, if necessary, with an oil free silicone lubricant.
  • Minor scratches can be covered with a putty stick that matches the finish of your cabinets. Putty sticks can be purchased at paint or hardware stores.
  • Do not use water to clean cabinets. If you must wipe down the cabinets with a damp cloth, be sure to remove any excess moisture with a dry, soft cloth.
  • To preserve the exterior finish, use a recommended wood furniture polish, let it stand for a few hours and then wipe off excess with a soft cloth.
  • Repeat every 6-8 months.

Wear and Tear Around Knobs and Handles

Frequent use of cabinet doors and drawers can cause wear around knobs and handles. Chemicals from our skin can break down the finish over time around knobs and handles. Repetitive fingernail and ring impact will damage the finish over time. This is normal “wear & tear” and is not considered a finish defect. Using the care and cleaning instructions outlined above on a routine basis will help to minimize finish wear and will help keep the cabinet finish beautiful.