Installing high quality custom wood cabinetry in your home is one of the best investments you can make. Custom cabinets add beauty, character and functionality to your living spaces; their value is easily discerned.
As with any investment, it is important to care for that investment properly in order to maintain its value; this is true of your custom cabinetry as well. In order to keep the finish of your cabinets looking as beautiful as the day they were installed, there are a few simple cleaning tips that homeowners should follow.
Do not use household cleaners containing ammonia for cleaning your cabinetry. Ammonia is a harsh chemical and can damage the finish of your wood cabinet doors and drawers. If you use a glass cleaner to clean glass doors on your cabinets, be sure to protect the wood finish around the glass from the glass cleaner.
Use a soft cloth when cleaning your cabinets. Do not use scouring pads or any cloth or pad with a rough surface. Wipe out the inside of drawers and cabinet shelves with a damp cloth and then remove any extra moisture by following with a soft dry cloth.
Clean, don’t polish. Your cabinet surfaces can collect grease and dust. To prevent buildup on the finished wood surfaces, you will want to use a cabinet cleaner rather than a furniture polish when wiping down your custom cabinet surfaces. We recommend Rosehill’s specially formulated Cabinet Cleaner. It is designed to remove grease and dirt buildup, while adding a conditioning element that prolongs the fine finish of your cabinets.
Regular cleaning with a high quality cabinet cleaner and the avoidance of harsh chemicals and cleaning materials will maintain the beauty of cabinet finish for as long as you own your home. The cabinet experts at Rosehill Woodcrafters are happy to answer any questions you might have regarding the care and maintenance of your cabinets. Just give us a call!