Remodeling your kitchen is a very exciting project that can transform your home into something beautiful. After all the money you have invested into your new kitchen, you want it to keep that fresh look for as long as possible. An important part of this is maintaining that beautiful wood cabinetry you just got installed. Here are some tips on how to keep your wood cabinetry looking good as new.
Right after you get your new cabinetry, you want to wipe them wit a damp cloth and immediately follow with a dry one. Then, you want to get a high-quality polish and apply it to your cabinets. This will not only give your cabinetry a nice shine, but it will also protect it from minor scratches and stains.
You can typically use the same method mentioned above for regular cleaning of your cabinetry. You want to do this once every two weeks or more if there is a lot of activity in the kitchen. Wipe wood cabinets in the direction of the grain. Sometimes, mixing some dishwashing soap into the cloth can help to give it a more thorough clean, but make sure you do not use too much. For a deeper clean to remove tough grime and stains, you can mix baking soda and water to create a cleaning paste.
Clean Spills Immediately
The longer you wait to clean up spills, the harder it will be to remove it. This could result in a tough stain that may not come out. When you are cleaning spills, you want to use a dabbing motion instead of wiping the surface to remove the substance.
Avoid Extreme Temperatures
Extreme temperatures can cause damage to your new cabinetry. It can cause the wood to expand and contract, swell, or dry out which can damage the finish of your cabinets. That being said, make sure you keep the temperature in your home at a reasonable level to avoid this problem.
Avoid Excessive Moisture
It’s hard to avoid any moisture because your cabinets are in a kitchen where all the cooking takes place. As mentioned before, be sure to clean any spills immediately. You also want to avoid placing any damp dishtowels over the cabinet doors. Make sure any coffee makers, toasters, or anything that produces steam isn’t directly underneath of your cabinetry because that can also cause moisture damage.
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