Taking care of your cabinetry ...

Care and Cleaning Guidelines
 A soft cotton cloth dampened with warm water is usually sufficient to clean your cabinets. If more thorough cleaning is required, use one of the following cleaning solutions:

  • – A fresh solution of dishwashing liquid mixed with warm water.
  • – A mild wood cleaner such as Murphy’s Oil Soap. Make sure it does not contain ammonia or silicone.

 After cleaning, wipe all surfaces with a clean, damp cloth. Dry immediately, using another soft, clean cloth. See below for cleaning products to avoid using.

Splatters and Spills

Clean spills and splatters immediately. Prolonged exposure to spills, including food, water or other liquids, or to oil and grease splatters, can cause permanent discoloration or damage to your cabinet’s finish.

Regular Dusting

Use a clean, soft, lint-free cotton cloth for regular dusting. Packaged dusting sheets are not required or recommended. Do not use pre-moistened dusting sheets, and do not use aerosol products made for dusting.

Waxing and Polishing

Due to our catalyzed finish, waxing is not required or recommended. Over time, waxing and polishing compounds may build up on the surface of your cabinets and cause a hazy, streaky or yellowed appearance. 

Scratches, Gouges and Nicks

A touch-up kit is available to hide surface damage. Use the kit’s touch-up marker to hide minor blemishes. Use the kit’s tinted putty stick to fill deeper scratches, gouges or nicks. The kits are available through the design company where you purchased your SevilleCabinetry.

Try and avoid the following

Excessive Moisture

Avoid draping damp clothes or dish towels over cabinet doors. This moisture can cause permanent damage—such peeling and discoloration—to the cabinet’s finish.

Excessive Heat

The heat generated when using an oven’s self-cleaning feature is much greater than during normal cooking. If this heat escapes from the oven, it can damage your cabinets. While this is a rare circumstance, you can minimize the risk of cabinet damage by removing cabinet doors and drawers nearest the oven before using its self-cleaning feature.

Excessive Light

Try and avoid exposure to direct sunlight as it tends to darken the color of natural wood products. Sunlight can also fade painted wood surfaces, laminated surfaces and thermo foil surfaces. 

Cleaning Products

Do not use the following products on your cabinets:

  • – Harsh chemicals.
  • – Abrasive cleaning products such as tub and sink cleansers, scouring powder, scouring pads or steel wool.
  • – Sponges or dish clothes. They may contain particles that could scratch your cabinets, or they may contain food and oil residue.
  • – Solvent-based or petroleum-based products such as mineral spirits or paint thinners.
  • – Ammonia based cleaning products
  • – Bleach or cleaning products that include bleach.
  • – Silicone-based cleaning, waxing or polishing products.