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How Do I Care for My Stained or Painted Cabinets?

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Showplace cabinetry is designed and crafted to stand up to rigorous daily use. No special or unique care is required for your paint or stained cabinets. Simple common-sense precautions and practices will keep your Showplace stained or painted 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:

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

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

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

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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.

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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.
  • Have fingerprints? Try Murphy’s Oil soap (use as directed).

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