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Cabinet Care + Cleaning

Updated: Oct 22, 2020

Your purchase of new cabinetry is not just a new kitchen, but it is an investment that will increase the value of your home and enrich your quality of life. Following these simple rules will help keep your cabinets looking fresh and new for years to come.

Care and Cleaning Guidelines

– Use a soft cloth that is damp (not wet) and then follow with a dry soft cloth to dry the cabinet immediately after. This pertains to the inside and outside cabinet finishes. This step is normally all that is required and should not be done more than once a week

–  To avoid the possibility of scratches, always wipe in the direction of the grain

– If a more thorough cleaning is needed to remove oil or grease deposits,  Rosehill Cabinet Cleaner is recommended no more than 2-4 times per year.  Spray directly on to soft clean dry cloth and wipe cabinets. This is available at both showrooms. Rosehill Cabinet Cleaner is the only cleaner formulated for our cabinet finishes and is warranty approved.

– Never use strong or abrasive soaps, ammonia, detergents, bleach, waxes, solvent or petroleum based cleaners, or silicone based cleaners. They can damage the finish

– Do not use dish cloths or sponges that have been used and may have harsh detergent or other harmful residues

– Do not use pre-moistened dusting sheets or aerosol products made for dusting

Wipe Spills Immediately

– Wipe up spills, water spots, and standing water immediately with a dry cloth so moisture is not absorbed

– Prolonged exposure to spills, including water, food, any liquid, or oil and grease spots can cause permanent damage, so wipe up immediately

– Humidity is also a predator as high humidity levels can have the same damaging result to wood as liquids. Relative humidity should be held in the 35-55% range and temperatures in the 17-24 Celsius range

Wet Areas of Particular Concern

– Pay special attention to the sink, dishwasher, bathroom areas as these areas are p

rone to wet conditions

– Moisture is a predator to any wood product or finish. Do not allow water to stand  against any cabinet component including toe kicks, panels, doors, interior surfaces or exterior surfaces as permanent damage will occur

Avoid Excessive Moisture

– Do not hang wet or damp cloths on or near finished wood. This can cause permanent damage to the cabinet finish

– Take care that steam from appliances does not come into contact with any cabinet surfaces as this will cause permanent damage

Heat and Light

– Take care that heat from appliances or other sources does not come into contact with cabinets

– Ensure that the range is even with or slightly higher than the level of the counter top to avoid heat deflecting directly on to the counter top edge from the element.

– Slide out self cleaning ranges if possible when cleaning. If not possible, remove doors beside, above, and below oven when cleaning to avoid damaging heat from super hot cleaning cycle

– Draperies or blinds are suggested to minimize the effects direct sunlight can have on cabinetry, such as darkening or fading of cabinetry

Cleaning of glass and mirror doors

– Use a soft cloth and a household glass cleaner

– Apply cleaner directly on to cloth, NOT on the mirror or glass itself

– Use a small amount of cleaner as to avoid cleaner running onto wood and damaging finish

Rosehill cabinet cleaner is available for purchase at both of our locations!

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