Care and Maintenance of Cabinetry

Cabinetry is one of the biggest highlights of a kitchens look. Covington Homes prides ourselves on providing above average standard kitchens, but as well high-end cabinetry to match. With these resourceful tips from trade partners and professionals, you can have your cabinets looking as brand new as the day we put them in.

Cleaning your cabinets:

  • Over time dust and debris particles can build up on your cabinets. It is recommended that to keep our cabinets looking refreshed and new we want to make to periodically clean their exteriors. The best method of cleaning is by taking a soft, lint free cotton cloth and dampening with warm water. Unlike sponges and brushes, this will be more gently on the wood and eliminate the risk of scratching and damaging.
  • For more heavy duty cleaning it is ideal to use a fresh solution of mild hand dishwashing soap mixed with warm water. Below are some of the products that are to not to be used for cleaning your cabinets.
    • Harsh Detergents
    • Strong Soaps
    • Tub & Sink Cleaners (abrasive cleaners)
    • Scouring Powders and pads
    • Steel Wool
    • Self-Polishing Waxes
    • Any products containing Ammonia
    • Any products containing bleach
    • Silicone-based cleaning, waxing, or polishing products
    • Solvent-based or petroleum-based products such as: Mineral Spirits, nail polish remover, or paint thinner.
    • Aerosols made for dusting
  • It is recommended to not wax and polish your cabinets as this could potentially lead to build up and a yellowed, hazy or streaky appearance that would be difficult to remove.
  • Cleaning up a spill:
    • Whenever a spill or stain occurs, it is key to clean it up immediately whether it be food, liquid, oil, or grease as this can lead to permanent discoloration and damage.
    • Using a damp cloth to clean the spill, then afterwards make sure to dry the cleaned area. NEVER let water dry naturally on wood.

For more information you can visit:

Front Range Cabinet Distributors, Inc. (2018) Front Range Cabinet Care and Maintenance: Cleaning: User Guide. Colorado Springs, CO: Front Range Cabinets