Kitchen Cabinet Care
Do’s and Don’ts with Kitchen Cabinet Care and Maintenance
We know what an investment your beautiful kitchen is, and how important keeping your cabinets looking new and perfect can be. So we reached out to a professional cabinet finisher to learn what some of the best tips were for cabinet care. How to clean them, how to protect them, and equally important, what NOT to do as well. Please enjoy this contribution from Frank Garrido of OWA Cabinet Finishing. Kitchen Cabinet Care Tips and Tricks Cabinet Care To Do’s When cleaning your cabinets, regardless of the finish, you should use a soft damp cloth with warm water. If this is not effective, you may then create a mild dishwater soap mixture with water.Wipe down the direction of the grain (if wood)Quickly use a soft cloth to remove any residual moisture. Dry immediately with another soft clean cloth. Dry off any areas where water has spilled immediately. Don’t let those drips air dry as they can leave behind corrosion and residue. In high-drip areas (under sinks, around hand towels or dish washers), use Cabinet Hero protectors with the built in water drip guard facing out to divert moisture away from the cabinets. Cabinet Care Don’t Do’s Do not spray cleaner or use polishes that use silicone or wax. Avoid spraying your mixture onto the cabinet, as the drips can create long term markations and can make their way to the bottom edge where it can pool and can deteriorate the finish. Do not hang wet towels or wet items on the doors. Be careful around high heat and moisture areas such as dishwashers and wipe down right away. Use caution with abrasive materials or magic eraser sponges to clean/dry cabinets, (especially on dark pigment cabinets), as scuff marks and fine lines can appear To avoid chips and scratches, try not have have your hands full when opening drawers and cabinets as added utensils and objects can scratch the surfaces (make us clumsy). Using Cabinet Hero products with the drip guard facing in helps protect all drawers and cabinets from abrasion and cracks when our hands are full however. Check back here often as we will do our best to add new tips and tricks to keep your kitchen cabinets looking perfect and new. Additional Resources and Articles on Cabinet Care and Cleaning We encourage you to check out this great article from MaidForYou.com: “How to Clean Cabinets“.
What’s the Cost to Replace Kitchen Cabinets?
As 2018 comes to a close, now is a good time to brainstorm next year’s home renovation projects. Whether you’ve been in your current home for a year or a decade, you obviously want to only take on projects that provide the most bang for your buck. Kitchen remodels remain a popular choice among homeowners. Where people get into financial trouble, though, is failing to realize the exorbitant costs of cabinet work. Keep reading as we discuss the cost to replace kitchen cabinets and what you can do to avoid shelling out potentially thousands of dollars on cabinetry. Cabinet replacement Maybe your cabinets have become worn down, scratched, or damaged through the years. So you think to yourself, “I think cabinet replacement is the best way to go.” But then when you go to your local home improvement store, you see that kitchen cabinets start at about $1,000. Of course, should you go the replacement route, you also need to account for contractor costs. A professional might require more than one full day depending on the size of your kitchen. Keep in mind that even the most experienced cabinetry experts need another day or two for the finishing work. Here’s the deal: If you want high-quality cabinets installed by a seasoned, licensed professional, you should expect to spend about $5,000. That’s some serious cash that not many homeowners have available for renovation projects. Fortunately, though, there are several inexpensive options worth considering as an alternative to replacement. Cabinet refinishing If your cabinets are still in good shape and you simply want a new look, refinishing is the way to go. Those wanting to tackle this project on their own should expect to spend about $75 on a refinishing kit. You can feel at ease knowing these products offer a professional-grade finish without the sanding or fumes from traditional stain. Cabinet refinishing shouldn’t be performed by just anyone, though. If you feel at all uneasy prior to starting, your best bet is to contact a professional. The last thing you want to do is cause damage that will be costly to repair down the road. Cabinet refacing Think of this as the option between replacement and refinishing in terms of cost. Cabinet refacing professionals are not only well-versed in ozone treatments and extensive sanding, but they can easily fill cracks using multiple coats of stain. Typically, refacing is the recommended option for damaged kitchen cabinets. Homeowners can expect to spend anywhere from $800-$1,000 on the entire refacing process. As long as you do your homework and hire the right contractor, you won’t be disappointed. An Easy Way to Protect Your Cabinets As you can see, the cost of cabinet repair can skyrocket in a hurry. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a product that protected your investment? Well, you’re in luck. The Cabinet Hero is a simple cover that slips over the top edge of your cabinet doors and drawer fronts to protect them from damage caused by everyday use. This cabinet door protector is FDA-approved, made in the USA, and comes backed by a money-back guarantee. Contact us today to learn more about this patent-pending product.
The Best Ways to Clean and Care for your Kitchen Cabinets
What would you say guests look at first when they enter your kitchen? We’re willing to bet that cabinets are the focal point of this particular room. Here at Cabinet Hero, we want to help you keep your cabinets clean and beautiful. Let’s take a look at some tips for cleaning various types of cabinets, as referenced from Better Homes & Gardens. How to Clean Painted Cabinets Painted cabinets are becoming more popular among homeowners and for good reason. Thankfully, cleaning these kitchen cabinets is pretty straightforward. First, mix a little water with some baking soda. Then dab the cleaner onto the stain, let sit for a few minutes, and wipe clean. You can use a clean cloth to buff out any remaining residue. One more piece of advice with painted cabinets: All you need to remove grease stains is a cloth dampened with diluted ammonia. How to Clean Wood Cabinets Homeowners appreciate wood cabinets for their classic look and versatility. Just keep in mind that wood cabinets come in a myriad of finishes with different seals. Your best bet is to opt for gentle cleaners as opposed to abrasive ones. If you want your wood cabinets to look like new without causing damage, use some sort of oil soap. A dry microfiber cloth works well with buffing and polishing the wood. Double-check that you always wipe with the grain of the wood. How to Clean Glass Cabinets Glass cabinets offer unmatched style and functionality. For the most part, these cabinets are mixed with either laminate or wood to create a paned door. So without the right products, cleaning can be a challenge. Start with glass cleaner and a polishing cloth to remove fingerprints and other marks from the panes. Once you’re done with that, open the door and clean the entire pane in one swipe. Oil-based cleaners are no-nos on the adjacent cabinet material. How to Clean Laminate Cabinets Laminate cabinets might require the least amount of maintenance in this group. Just wipe them down as part of your weekly cleaning routine and call it good. There’s not really a need to purchase some special cleaner, either. Simply wipe your laminate cabinets with an all-purpose cleaning wipe and dry thoroughly with a cloth. Wondering how to remove pesky stains? Similar to painted cabinets, a mixture of baking soda and water should do the trick. How to care and prevent damage to cabinet doors/drawers Maybe you’re already in the habit of cleaning your kitchen cabinets. Unfortunately, there is a downside to this. Over time, the top edge of your cabinet door will become damaged and worn. Think about this for a moment. Once the finish is compromised, the damage begins to spread. Before you know it, you’re shelling out hundreds of dollars for new doors or drawer fronts. The cost to replace kitchen cabinets continues to rise. That’s why we recommend the patent-pending Cabinet Hero. This slip-on cabinet door protector guards your kitchen cabinet doors and drawer fronts from everyday wear, discoloration, peeling, chipping, and water damage. Protect your investment with the Cabinet Hero!
Top Cabinet Care Tips
You made an investment when you purchased new kitchen cabinets. So how can you keep them looking their best? Here are some cleaning techniques to consider, as referenced from Fox News: White cabinets You may have chosen white cabinets because they provide a fresh, clean look. Unfortunately, they also show every scrape and fingerprint. Not ideal for cleaning, right? Your best bet is to wipe down white cabinets with a damp microfiber cloth. Keep some matching white paint on hand to fix any unsightly chips and scrapes. We recommend cleaning these cabinets about once a week. Stained wood cabinets In contrast to the aforementioned white cabinets, stained wood cabinets only need to be cleaned several times a year. Many homeowners have success using a mixture of distilled white vinegar, rubbing alcohol, and dish soap. Then wipe down with a microfiber cloth. Lastly, rinse the cabinets with warm water and seal the finish with a furniture oil that contains beeswax. This might seem like a process, but trust us when we say it’s worth all the effort. Black cabinets Black cabinets are gaining more traction and for good reason. However, water and grease spots will show up on such cabinets. We recommend wiping them down once a week with a damp microfiber cloth. The last thing you want is for nasty buildup to ruin your kitchen cabinets. So make this a part of your regular cleaning routine. Painted cabinets You have to be careful here. Harsh cleaner on the painted surface could be disastrous for your cabinets. As an alternative, mix a cleaner of distilled white vinegar with several drops of dish soap. Then wipe the cabinets down with a damp microfiber cloth. Pro tip: Put the mixture into a spray bottle to better control the amount. Laminate cabinets The surface of laminate cabinets have no porous wood grains that absorb dirt and grease. With that in mind, laminate cabinets are the easiest to keep clean. They don’t clean themselves, though. So get in the habit of cleaning these cabinets weekly using a damp microfiber cloth. Vinegar and rubbing alcohol work well for occasional deeper cleanings. Invest in Cabinet Door Protectors It’s one thing to keep your cabinets sparkly clean. It’s another to properly maintain your kitchen cabinet doors and drawer fronts. As a homeowner, how can you effectively guard these areas against everyday wear, discoloration, chipping, peeling, and water drips? We recommend trying out the Cabinet Hero. This patent-pending product effectively protects the finish on your cabinets. The Cabinet Hero is made in the USA, FDA-approved, and even comes with a money back guarantee. Think about how often you use your kitchen cabinet doors and drawers. You might have never realized it, but the kitchen sink cabinet and trash pull out drawer wear the quickest. So why not protect them with our cabinet guards? In addition to their effectiveness, the Cabinet Hero is affordable and easy to install. There’s no need to waste hundreds of dollars on repairs and refinishes. Get the best cabinet protector in the industry today. Additional Resources and Articles on Cabinet Care and Cleaning We encourage you to check out this great article from MaidForYou.com: "How to Clean Cabinets".
Welcome to Our Kitchen Cabinet Protector Blog!
Whether you’re a previous customer or just came across our site for the first time, we want to welcome you to Cabinet Hero! In this first blog post, we thought it would be good to explain our product, how to install it, and why you should even consider purchasing it. Keep reading to learn about these patent-pending cabinet door protectors. About Our Cabinet Door Protectors You do everything imaginable to maintain the look and functionality of your home. Whether you’ve owned a residence for 20 days or 20 years, you understand the importance of regular cleaning and upkeep. For the majority of homeowners, vacuuming, scrubbing and mopping top the list of inside chores. Let’s switch gears a bit. Think about how often you use your kitchen cabinets. We’re willing to bet you rely on them multiple times a day. Years ago when we were finishing cabinets, we got used to seeing damaged and worn areas in kitchens and bathroom vanities. Interestingly enough, it always seemed to be near the sink, trash pull-out, oven, and dishwasher. Why is this worth mentioning? Well, the top edge of the cabinet door is where the finish starts to wear away, especially after cleaning. This damage starts to spread once the finish is compromised. This is where we thought about creating a unique cabinet protector. Rather than drop several hundred dollars on new cabinet doors or drawer fronts, we recommend the kitchen cabinet protector from Cabinet Hero. This slip-on cabinet door protector effectively guards your cabinet doors and drawer fronts against everyday wear, discoloration, chipping, peeling, and water drips. We are proud to take traditional cabinet care to a whole new level. The Cabinet Hero is made in the USA, FDA-approved, and even comes with a money-back guarantee. No other product compares to our kitchen cabinet protector. Don’t believe us? Here’s what Tracy in San Elijo, CA says about the Cabinet Hero: “The flip-out drawer and two doors on my sink cabinet were so worn and chipped. I finally found a company to refinish them for me, and it was not cheap. I’m so happy I found the Cabinet Hero protectors. Now I can protect my investment and my sink cabinet will stay looking nice for many years.” How to Install Our Cabinet Guards What good are cabinet door protectors that are a hassle to install? You’ll have the Cabinet Hero ready to go in no time. Place the Cabinet Hero no your door or drawer front and mark the end with a marker. Remove the protector from the door or drawer front and cut on the mark with a heavy-duty pair of scissors (feel free to mark your line with a piece of tape if desired). Remove the paper backing from the sticky tape and apply the kitchen cabinet protector to your door or drawer front. Another thing to like about the Cabinet Hero is that it’s removable, so you can reposition it. The sticky tape will not harm your finish. It’s time to maintain your cabinets just like you would the rest of your home. Shop the Cabinet Hero today.
How Can I Keep My Thermofoil Cabinet Door From Peeling?
Unfortunately delamination and peeling is a problem encountered by many who own thermofoil cabinets. The best way to handle this problem once you have glued down and fixed peeled areas is to protect some of these areas, such as the top portion of cabinet doors and drawer fronts, with a Cabinet Hero. Once the door protector is on it will help keep the heat and moisture from getting into the seam area of the cabinet door and thus helping to prevent the delamination and peeling. It is both important to quickly repair the damage early, but equally important to try and take measures to prevent them from reoccurring?