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Cabinet Care & Cleaning Tips

Keep your new 3DL, Prestige and Urban doors looking brand new by using the proper cleaning material and techniques. The following is a guide for taking care of your new decorative doors and drawer fronts.

How to Clean 3D Laminates, Prestige and Urban

Keeping your new door and drawer fronts clean is quick and easy.

Regular Cleaning

  • Gently wipe surfaces with a soft cloth or sponge and a mild soap and water solution
  • Heavy pressure and continuous scrubbing are not recommended

Cleaning of Stains

  • Common household cleaners without abrasives
  • Diluted rubbing alcohol will remove most ink stains
  • A small amount of Dawn dish soap diluted or Simple Green® in a 50/50 mix with water are good degreasers
  • Whenever possible avoid spraying any product directly on the surface and test in a non-visual location
  • Always use a soft damp cloth or sponge to gently wipe the surface, 10-20 strokes should remove most stains.
How to Clean Laminate Cabinet Doors

Cleaning Products to Avoid

  • Products containing acetone, acid, and ammonia
  • Solvent based cleaners, paint thinners, wood preservatives
  • Any abrasive liquid or powder cleansers
  • Any abrasive material, brush, scouring pads or scraper

Use of any cleaning agent outlined under “Cleaning Products to Avoid” will void the warranty

Disinfecting Surfaces

  • Always clean surface of any dirt (see regular cleaning) prior to disinfection
  • Mix 20mL (4 teaspoons) bleach and 1L (4 cups) water
  • Wear disposable gloves and test for one minute on a non-visual location before wiping the enter surface
  • If reusable gloves are used, they should be dedicated for cleaning and disinfecting only
  • Never mix household bleach with ammonia

How to Clean Urban Acrylic

The high gloss surface becomes more scratch resistant over the first few days after the protective film is removed. This process can be accelerated by lightly polishing the surface immediately after the film is removed using one of the polishes listed and a clean micro-fiber cloth.

Regular Cleaning

  • Use a wet micro-fiber cloth or chamois with mild soap and water to clean
  • Work lightly while blotting surface rather than applying too much pressure
  • Lightly apply polish and buff as needed to maintain the acrylic finish
  • Never dry wipe the acrylic finish

Cleaning Products to Avoid

  • Any cleaners containing abrasives, ammonia, acetone, thinners, or Methylated Spirits
  • Paper towels, brushes, scouring pads or scrapers
  • Most solvent based cleaners and harsh chemicals such as sink and toilet bowel cleaners and thinners

Use of any cleaning agent outlined under “Cleaning Products to Avoid” will void the warranty

For All Products Avoid Excessive Heat and Steam

Self-Cleaning Ovens

Self-Cleaning Ovens

Due to the extremely high temperatures vented from self-cleaning ovens, it is recommended that a heat shield be installed between door/drawer fronts and a self-cleaning oven. Open all doors and drawer fronts near the oven when operating in self-cleaning mode.

Small Appliances

Small Appliances

Small appliances that produce high heat or steam should not be used directly under the cabinet doors.

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