Kitchen Cabinets – What Not to Do

Although prolonged exposure to spills, including food, water or other liquids, or to oil and grease splatters, can cause permanent discoloration or damage to your cabinet’s finish – and spills or splatters should be cleaned immediately – always remember that some cleaning products can cause damage to kitchen cabinets as well.

Cleaning Products to Avoid
Coarse cloth, paper towels or any kind of abrasive materials, such scouring powder, scouring pads, steel wool

Sponges – as these may contain particles that could scratch your cabinets such as food and oil residue or remnants of harsh cleaning solutions

Dish cloths – do not wipe your cabinets with a dishcloth. A dishcloth can contain soap, grease and other agents that can be detrimental to the finished surface. Use a clean, soft lint-free cotton cloth for regular dusting

Packaged dusting sheets – do not use pre-moistened dusting sheets. For everyday dusting, a microfiber cloth works very well

Aerosol products made for dusting

Harsh detergents, strong soaps, abrasive cleaning products such as tub and sink cleansers, or self-polishing waxes can all harm the cabinet’s finish

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

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