Keeping your custom wood cabinets clean is important for a number of reasons. You want to make sure that your kitchen is very clean and bacteria free so that your cooking and food preparation spaces are sanitary, but keeping your custom cabinets clean is also important for making them last for many years to come. Here is what you need to know about how to clean your custom kitchen cabinets.
Wipe Spills Promptly
If you spill or splash something on one of your custom cabinets, make sure that you clean it up right away. It is very important that you avoid excessive moisture on your cabinets because it can cause discoloration of the wood or warping. Clean these spills right away to prevent staining or damage to your cabinets.
Don’t Use Abrasives
You should never use abrasive cleaners on your custom wood kitchen cabinets. Abrasive cleaners such as those you use on your countertops will damage the wood of your cabinets. It can discolor the wood, strip the stain, and weaken the surface of the wood. You also don’t want to use abrasive cleaning tools like brushes, sponges, or scouring pads.
The Right Way to Clean Your Cabinets
The correct way to clean your custom wood cabinets is with a damp, lint-free cotton cloth. You can wipe them with a mild soap and water solution, but you will need to dry them immediately with a dry, lint-free cotton cloth. Do not allow soap or water to sit on the cabinet and use as little soap and water as possible to still clean the cabinet.
If you have questions about how to care for your wood custom kitchen cabinets once they are installed, contact us today for more information.