Your kitchen is likely one of the most used rooms in the house. Freshly painted cabinets in your kitchen can bring a bright new warmth to this space. However, with how much cooking and wear and tear goes on in this room, it can be difficult to maintain the polished look of your designer color cabinets. Grease build-up, brightly colored foods, fingerprints, and other stains can damage the new paint job. So how does one prevent such difficulties?
One precaution you can take is cleaning up any messes or spills immediately while they’re still fresh. Cleaning your cabinets near your stovetop at least once a week will also prevent any grease build-up. While cleaning these fresh stains and messes, use soft moist fabrics like microfibers, paired with a dry soft towel. Avoid using too much moisture when cleaning. Moisture and water can cause the paint to weaken and wood to expand. This also means you should avoid hanging your wet towels on the cabinets to prevent such issues.
For more harsh stains that won’t go away, you can use a mild cleaning solution. If you’re unsure about store-bought chemicals, you can make your own cabinet cleaning solution. Simply a few drops of dish soap, a teaspoon of vinegar, and a cup of water will make a great cleaner for your cabinets.
When selecting a cleaner for your freshly painted cabinets, you should avoid harsh chemicals or solutions like ammonia, citrus-based cleaners, silicone, or petroleum products. You will also want to avoid abrasive powders or scrub pads as those can accidentally strip the paint. Before using any cleaning products, test the on the inside of your cabinet to see how they react to the paint or cabinet itself.
If any chips or dents occur, you can easily color match your cabinet and touch the paint job. If the damage is extensive or you are not satisfied with your touch-ups, then contact us today! We can restore your paint job to its original condition and protect your investment in your kitchen cabinets.