How to Care for Your Painted Cabinet Doors
Posted: May 17, 2018
Whether you’re doing a simple update or a full scale renovation, there’s nothing quite like new kitchen cabinets when it comes to totally transforming your kitchen. If you’ve installed shiny new painted cabinet doors and want them looking great for as long as possible, you’re in luck – today, we’ll be sharing our top maintenance tips for your cabinet doors.
Stay away from harsh cleaners
When it comes to cleaning to cleaning your cabinets, a lot of people make the mistake of going for heavy duty cleaners, mistakenly thinking that this will really get them sparkly. However, many of the harsher cleaners are highly abrasive and can cause damage to the paintwork on your cabinet doors. The same goes for steel wool and scourers – these are just too abrasive for your cabinet doors. Even with cleaning products which won’t cause visible scratches, such as spray polishes, they can wear away the paint a lot quicker than if you stick to milder solutions.
Clean up food spills right away
Most of us have been in the situation where we’ve seen food splatter onto our cabinets and then promptly forgotten all about it. The problem is that food spills can harden quickly on the newly painted surface of your cabinet doors and cause damage, especially when you try to pick it off once it’s dried out. To avoid unnecessary damage to your cabinet doors, wipe away food spills straight away before they cause a hassle!
Keep moisture away
Moisture is the enemy of cabinets – no matter the quality of the constructions, prolonged exposure to moisture can cause discolouration and damage to your cabinet doors. Wipe up liquid spills straight away to save your cabinets from water damage. This includes swiping up spills on benchtops because damage to cabinets can occur when liquid from the bench runs down into the cupboards. Also, don’t hang damp tea towels over your cupboard doors!
Simple cleaning solutions
For effective cleaning of your kitchen cabinets, it’s best to just keep it simple. Generally, all you need to do is give the cupboard doors a quick with a damp cloth and then give it another once over with another soft cloth. If you want to remove dirt, grease or any build up from the doors, make a mild soap solution with a bit of detergent and, again, use soft cloths only.
If you’re looking for cabinets for your kitchen, take a closer look at the range offered by eKitchens. We offer painted cabinet doors, along with a range of other options, and have your choice of over 200 styles and colours to choose from. We have both flat pack and pre-assembled options available – whichever works best for you!
For painted kitchen cabinet doors which you can do yourself, speak to eKitchens today on (08) 9456 3108.
Adam is an author, who wrote many articles about Home Renovations like kitchen renovations and its related accessories like customized or designed cabinets.