Have you recently installed new kitchen cabinets? Wondering how to take care of them? If yes, then don’t worry, here are a few suggestions which will help in prolonging the life of your new kitchen cabinets.
- Gentle cleaning
You can use a cotton cloth dampened with warm water and wipe the cabinet clean. If it is lacking, use a fresh solution of mild hand dishwashing liquid mixed with warm water. After cleaning, wipe all surfaces with a dry cloth. Do not leave the moisture, or else it might damage the wooden cabinet. Refrain from using harsh detergents, soaps, and rough cleaning products such as scouring powder, tub and sink cleansers, steel wool, scouring pads, or self-polishing waxes. They can damage the surfaces and cause scratches.
- Clean it immediately
Wipe any spill from oil or food quickly. It can ruin the color or the finish if the spill is left unattended for a long time.
- Be careful with glass doors
Many the cabinet variants have glass doors. Use proper ammonia-free glass cleaner with a soft cloth to clean the glass. Avoid rubbing the glass surface with abrasive fabrics or concentrated cleansing agents.
- Take care of wooden cabinets
Usually, cabinet doors are covered by a layer, bonded to lesser-quality woods or medium-density fiberboard, rather than solid wood. No matter what, do not apply oil to sealed or painted wood cabinets. This because oil can attract dust and grime on such layers.
- Prevent excessive exposure to sunlight
If your cabinet is exposed to sunlight for a long time, there are chances of discoloration and damage very quickly. Try to place the cabinet away from direct exposure to sunlight to minimize its impact. You can also use UV inhibitors on your kitchen cabinets for preserving them.
It is suggested that you polish the cabinets once or twice in a year. You can apply a light coat of high quality, wax-based furniture polish on the cabinets. It improves the appearance and adds years to the life of kitchen cabinets.
Hopefully, above listed suggestions would help you protecting your kitchen cabinet for a long time.