Cabinet Refacing Care & Maintenance

Your Complete Guide For
Cabinet Refacing Care & Maintenance

Discover the best tips and tricks for cabinet refacing care and maintenance. Learn how to keep your cabinetry looking pristine and extend the lifespan of your fresh look. Get expert advice on cleaning and preventing common cabinetry issues to keep your investment looking like new for years to come.

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What You Need To Know

Cabinet refacing is a great way to refresh the look of your kitchen without having to do a complete remodel. However, to maintain the beauty of your refaced cabinets, it’s important to take good care of them. Proper care and maintenance are crucial for extending the lifespan of your cabinets, preserving their beauty, and ensuring they continue to look like new for years to come. By taking good care of your refaced cabinets, you can enjoy their beauty and functionality for a long time. Regular cleaning with a soft cloth and a mild, non-abrasive cleaner is recommended. Avoid using harsh chemicals, abrasive sponges, or scrubbers that can damage the finish. Hot items should never be placed directly on the cabinet surfaces, as this can cause the finish to blister or peel. This guide will provide everything you need to know about caring for your new cabinetry look. 

Daily Cleaning

To clean the surface of your cabinets, all you need is a soft cloth and a non-wax dusting aid such as Pledge®. It’s important to avoid using abrasive cloths, brushes, or pads as they can cause scratches or damage to the cabinet’s surface. When using a dusting aid, it’s best to spray it directly onto the cloth instead of spraying it directly onto the cabinetry. By following these simple steps, you can effectively clean and maintain the surface of your cabinets without causing any harm or damage.

Deep Cleaning

If you want to give your cabinets a deep cleaning, you can use a mild soap like Murphy® Oil Soap and a soft cloth. It’s important to carefully follow the package instructions when using the soap. After cleaning, make sure to rinse the surface thoroughly with clean water and then immediately dry it with a soft cloth. If you leave soap residues on the surface, they can cause streaks and smudges on the finish. By properly rinsing and drying the surface, you can ensure that your cabinets are clean and free of any soap residues that can harm their appearance.

Thermofoil Finish

To clean your thermofoil cabinets, it is recommended to use a damp cloth or sponge with mild dish soap. For more stubborn stains, you can use a soft cloth dampened with a household cleaner. However, it’s important to avoid using cleaners that contain ethyl alcohol, acetone, or mineral oil, as they may damage the surface of the cabinets. By following these guidelines, you can keep your thermofoil cabinets clean and looking great for years to come.

ProGuard Surface Protection

Your wood cabinets are covered in an exclusive ProGuard Finish, which is designed to last for many years without requiring much maintenance. It’s important to note that it takes around 30 days for the coating to reach its maximum performance. During this period, it’s important to handle your cabinets with extra care and avoid using harsh cleaners or solvents that could potentially damage the finish. Taking extra precautions during the first 30 days after installation will help ensure that your cabinets remain in top condition for the years to come.

For further information on caring for new countertops, please visit our Countertop Care & Maintenance page for details. 

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MKD Kitchen and Bath has been providing kitchen and bath solutions for over 72 years. At MKD, we serve both builders and dealers, as well as residential customers. We are proud to service Michigan, Northern Ohio, and Northern Indiana customers as one of the largest full-service countertop companies in the Midwest.
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