So you’ve finally had those beautiful custom kitchen cabinets installed. Now that you’ve got your kitchen looking it’s best, it’s important you help maintain the beauty by caring for your kitchen cabinets properly. There is so much potential for your cabinets to be affected by all of the food spills, grease and moisture that occurs. With just the right attention, your kitchen cabinets should look great and function well for years to come. Here are our top tips for properly caring for your custom kitchen cabinets in Danville CA.
Moisture is truly the enemy of any wood cabinets. Too much moisture will have your beautiful kitchen cabinets eroding. Eliminate the potential for disaster by keeping wet clothes and dish towels away from your cabinets. Whenever you clean them, or spill something, be sure to wipe it up right away, and don’t let it sit. Once it’s clean, dry it with a second clean dry towel.
You shouldn’t use just any type of cleaning product on your kitchen cabinets. In fact, simple dish washing soap and water is best. A vinegar and water mix is also another great solution for cleaning your custom kitchen cabinets. For tougher jobs, create your own natural mix, using baking powder and water. If you must use a special cleaner, avoid any products, which list ammonia in their ingredient list.
The right cleaning materials are essential to making sure your custom cabinets remain looking their best. You don’t want to use any harsh sponges, as it will mess up the finish. Your best bet is to use soft cloths that don’t have any lint on them. Examples include chamois, cheesecloth, or even an old t-shirt. You could also use a dishtowel, but then you run the risk of distributing lint on to your cabinets.
Lastly, polishing is crucial in order to maintain a sparkling, elegant look of your custom cabinets. All furniture polishes should be used after cleaning. While there are many polishes on the market, you can easily create your own with a ½ cup of olive oil and a tablespoon of lemon juice. Mix the ingredients together and buff with a soft cloth. Many commercial products contain waxes and silicone, which can leave harsh build up over time. So use them at your own risk.
You worked hard to get those custom kitchen cabinets, so make sure you give them the care and attention they need to make sure they last for years to come. If you’re thinking about installing new kitchen cabinets at your Danville home, be sure to give us a call. At Century Cabinets, we have years of experience helping our clients bring their vision to life. Contact us at 604-552-5466 today.