Prolong the Life of Your Cabinets with Good Care
Have you recently had your cabinets painted? If so, you already know how much of a difference it can make in the overall look and feel of your home. Luckily, if everything goes according to plan, we do not anticipate that our painted cabinets will need a new coat of paint for anywhere from 8 to 15 years after it has been applied. How well you take care of your cabinets will, of course, play a role in determining how frequently you’ll need to give them a fresh coat of paint. Let’s break down some tips on how to best maintain your cabinets for years to come.
Quickly Clean Up Any Spills
If any spills occur on your cabinets, it is important that you clean them up quickly before they have time to set in and cause permanent damage. Use warm water and mild soap or a gentle all-purpose cleaner when wiping down the surface. Make sure not to scrub too hard as this could damage the finish. Once the surface is completely dry, use furniture polish or lemon oil (if applicable) for extra shine and protection against dust accumulation.
Avoid Abrasive Cleaners
It is essential that you avoid using abrasive cleaners when cleaning your cabinet surfaces as this can cause unsightly scratches or marks on the finish. Be especially careful with harsh chemical cleaners such as bleach or ammonia — these should never be used on painted surfaces as they can strip away the finish and potentially cause irreparable damage. Stick with mild soap and water or an all-purpose cleaner instead; these are more than enough to keep your cabinets looking their best!
Install Drawer Liners
Drawer liners are also a great way to prolong the life of your cabinet doors by protecting them from everyday wear and tear caused by opening and closing drawers repeatedly throughout the day. These liners also help prevent items from slipping around inside drawers which could potentially cause scratches or dents in the wood underneath. Consider investing in drawer liners for extra protection that lasts!
Properly caring for your newly painted cabinets is key if you want them to last for many years without needing another coat of paint. By quickly cleaning up any spills that occur, avoiding cleaning products that are too abrasive, and installing drawer liners, you can ensure that your cabinets stay looking beautiful for many years to come! Taking good care of your cabinets now will save you time and money down the road — plus it will give you peace of mind knowing that they’ll always look their best!