Cabinetry Care Instructions

From regular dusting to cleaning splatters and spills, you can help maintain the beauty of your cabinets by following these recommendations.

 

CLEANING GUIDELINES

A soft cotton cloth dampened with warm water.  Dry immediately using another soft, clean cloth.

CLEANING PRODUCTS TO AVOID

The following cleaning products are to be avoided as damage may occur:

  • Harsh detergents, strong soaps, abrasive cleaning products such as tub and sink cleansers, scouring powder, scouring pads, steel wool or self polishing waxes.

  • Sponges or dish cloths. They may contain particles that could scratch your cabinets, or they may contain food and oil residue or remnants of harsh cleaning solutions.

  • Solvent-based or petroleum-based products such as mineral spirits, nail-polish removers or paint thinners.

  • Ammonia or cleaning products that include ammonia.

  • Bleach or cleaning products that include bleach.

  • Silicone-based cleaning, waxing, or polishing products.

SPLATTERS AND SPILLS

Clean spills and splatters immediately. Prolonged exposure to spills, including food, water or other liquids, oil and grease splatters, can cause permanent discoloration or damage to your cabinet’s finish.

REGULAR DUSTING

Use a clean, soft lint-free cotton cloth for regular dusting.

Packaged dusting sheets are not required or recommended. Do not use pre-moistened dusting sheets, and do not use aerosol products made for dusting.

WAXING AND POLISHING

Waxing is not required or recommended. Over time, waxing and polishing compounds may build up on the surface of your cabinets and cause a hazy, streaky or yellowed appearance. This wax build-up is very difficult to remove.

CLEANING GLASS DOORS

Extra care is required when cleaning glass doors. Spray an ammonia-free glass cleaner on a clean, soft, lint-free cloth or paper towel. Do not spray cleaner directly on the glass.

SCRATCHES, GOUGES AND NICKS

A touch-up stain pen can be purchased at Home Depot or Lowes to hide minor blemishes for all stain grade finishes.  Use these at your own risk.  Do not use on paint.

CLIMATE CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT

Cabinets need to be in a climate controlled environment otherwise the finish will fail, causing cracking, shrinking and warping.

MOISTURE DAMAGE

Do not drape damp clothes or dishtowels over cabinet doors. This moisture will cause damage — such as peeling and discoloration — to the cabinet’s finish.

AVOID LIGHT DAMAGE

Exposure to direct sunlight tends to darken the color of natural wood products. Sunlight can also fade painted wood surfaces and laminated surfaces. You should consider draperies or blinds to shield your cabinets from direct sunlight.

 

 

 

WASTLUND CUSTOM CABINETRY

3292 E Deseret Dr. 108

St George, UT 84790

435-229-5170

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