When good maintenance procedures are followed, your cabinet finish will remain beautiful for many years to come.
Dusting and Regular Care
Furniture should be dusted periodically. Always dust with a polish-moistened cloth, dry dusting may scratch the surface. It is a good practice to follow the grain of wood while dusting- wiping across the grain could cause scratches if dust contains grit. In a home or office environment, residue films may form on the finish, which may need to be cleaned with a good furniture cleaner. Remember to select soft cloths made of cotton or flannel to avoid scratching the finish.
It should be noted that new furniture or kitchen cabinets require a period of 30 days curing before the finish achieves its maximum performance properties. consideration should be given to the continued use of desk pads, heavy items, or damp materials being placed on the finish without proper protection. Dragging heavy objects across the surface can also damage the finish.
Common Cleaning Agents and Solutions
The most commonly used cleaning agents are formulated to contain degreasing agents as well as cleaning additives that bring beauty to the wood. Products such as Johnson’s Pledge household cleaner, pure lemon oil, or equivalent are used frequently. Washing the wood with soap and water is not a recommended practice. It will leave the finish lusterless and harm the finish if left on the surface.
NOTE: The information, rating, and opinions stated here pertain to the material currently offered and represent the results of tests believed to be reliable. However, due to variation in customer handling and methods of application which are not known or under our control, Acorn Custom Cabinets cannot make any warranties or guarantees as to the end results.