How Do I Care for My Stained or Painted Cabinets?

Back

Showplace cabinetry is designed and crafted to stand up to rigorous daily use. No special or unique care is required. Simple common-sense precautions and practices will keep your Showplace cabinets looking great for years to come.

Please be aware that the Showplace warranty does not apply to finishes that are exposed for prolonged periods of time to tobacco smoke and/or other smoke sources.

Horizontal surfaces: If your cabinetry uses finished wood for horizontal surfaces, remember these precautions:

Do not slide items across the surface. Rather, pick them up and set them down.

Make sure plants are in pots that will not seep water onto the wood, and take care that leaves do not touch the wood.

Use coasters under glasses, and hot pads under pots and pans.

Never set synthetic materials like rubber or plastic directly on the wood. The synthetic chemicals can damage the finish. Likewise, inks from printed materials can transfer into the finish.

Basic Care Tips

  • Wipe up spills, splatters and water spots as they occur. Keep cabinets dry.
  • Clean as needed with a soft, lint-free cloth. Use mild detergent or soap and warm water. Dry surfaces immediately with a soft cloth.
  • Avoid using a dishcloth or sponge, which could contain remnants of grease or detergents. Do not use products with bleach, ammonia or abrasive additives.
  • Never use scouring pads, steel wool or powdered cleaners.
    Do not allow oven cleaners to come in contact with wood finishes.
  • Avoid placing small kitchen appliances where heat is directed onto cabinet surfaces.
  • Avoid draping damp clothes or dish towels over cabinet doors. Excessive moisture can cause permanent damage.

Other Resources

Learn about a variety of topics in our blog

FAQ

Can I Order Samples Directly from Showplace?

We operate a partner network of cabinetry dealerships that operate local small businesses in your community to fulfill customer orders and provide that “hands-on”...

FAQ

What is a Character Stain?

Some stains mute variations in wood - the darker the stain, the more variation is hidden. Character stains provide a rich, semi-translucent look that...

FAQ

What Does “Overlay” Mean?

Overlay (sometimes called “reveal”) refers to the amount of cabinet face frame that is covered by the doors and drawer headers. In the end,...

Effects of Humidity on Cabinets

Hardwood cabinet components like face frames, doors, and headers are made of a natural material — wood — which has great character and personality....

How To

How to Care for Acrylic Surface Cabinets

Showplace cabinets with acrylic surfaces require care that is specific to these cabinets only because they are not wood materials finished with paint or...