Taking Care of Refinished Cabinets in Your Salt Lake City Home
The use of cabinet refinishing to improve Salt Lake City homes is on the rise, and rightfully so. This is a great way to update the look without the expense of replacing all of your cabinets.
Plus, refinishing the cabinets that you already have in place are a good way to take more proactive steps towards having a greener household. Any time that you can keep otherwise usable materials out of the landfill, that is the wiser and more environmentally responsible thing to do.
Caring For Your Refinished Cabinets
So you have hired the right painting company and had your cabinetry refinished. Now, how can you address the need for upkeep without causing any damage?
The kitchen is notorious for being a messy place - including greasy. Not only do you want your kitchen to look its very best, you want to be able to preserve the integrity of components like your cabinets.
- Make it a point to clean your cabinets about every other week, or weekly for high traffic kitchens. Of course, in the event of a spill or similar situation, make it a point to act immediately. Ignoring the need to clean can result in permanent damage, such as staining.
- While there are a number of different types of finishes, none of them are meant to be cleaned with abrasive cleaning agents or tools. That also means avoiding strong alkaline of acidic cleaners. This can dull the finish, leave visible surface scratches, or both.
- Even the type of cloth that you use can make a big difference. Always opt for something softer like microfiber. This and some mild soapy water are usually enough to get your cabinets clean, when combined with a little elbow grease and patience.
- Make it a point to educate yourself about the kind of finish you have on your cabinets so you can treat them according to how it is meant to be treated. Too often, homeowners make assumptions about how to clean the cabinets only to quickly find out they took the wrong approach. Better to be safe than sorry because damage can mean you will need to have them professionally refinished again.
Want to ensure that you get the best workmanship, including advice, for your new cabinet refinishing project - call EmeraldPro Painting of Salt Lake City! We take this line of work seriously and that is clear from the exceptional results we get, for every job we work on.