We make sure your DeWils cabinet will outlast your messiest birthday parties, holiday dinners, and any other moments that might carry the potential to stain or damage your cabinets. That’s why we take the time to apply a special catalyzed finish. This finish just needs 30 days after installation to achieve its full performance properties. When good maintenance procedures are followed, the catalyzed finish will beautify and protect you cabinets for years to come.
Messes big and small are unavoidable in any kitchen. When it comes to your DeWils cabinetry, keep your cabinets polished using a clean, soft, lint-free cloth, like an old t-shirt, flannel or chamois without snaps or buttons that might scratch the surface. Clean as needed by applying high-quality furniture cleaner with warm water, and be sure to follow the grain of wood while cleaning and polishing. Dry the surfaces immediately with a soft cloth. We recommend that you avoid using a dishcloth or sponge – it could contain remnants of grease or detergents. Do not use products with bleach, ammonia or abrasive additives. Never use scouring pads, steel wool or powdered cleaners. Do not allow oven cleaners to come in contact with wood finishes. To keep cabinets looking their best, stick with polishes, and avoid the use of silicones and waxes. Polishes contain detergents to clean the dirt, emulsifiers to give it body to clean and last longer, and mineral oil is left behind as a barrier for dirt and moisture while leaving no wax or silicone residue. Follow these simple steps and your cabinets will be as beautiful in a few years as they are on installation day!
This information is also available as a downloadable PDF Care & Cleaning Tips:
As with any other appliance in your home, the best way to keep your cabinets them looking their best is with occasional daily upkeep. Wiping up spills, splatters, and water spots as they appear will ensure a beautiful finish for years to come.
Keep in mind that water, humidity, or heat on the wood can be damaging, so it is best to keep the cabinets dry. Excessive moisture can come from unlikely places; avoid draping damp clothes or dishtowels over cabinet doors. Residues such as smoke, cooking vapors or body oils can be cleaned easily with a damp cloth with a small amount of high quality furniture cleaner. To avoid excess heat hitting your cabinets, keep small kitchen appliances away from spots that may direct heat or smoke onto cabinet surfaces.