Here are some helpful tips for taking care of your beautiful new SOLLID cabinets.
- Wood cabinet finishes may be cleaned and protected by using commercially available cleaning polish. Sollid recommends an emulsion-type cleaner (such as Murphy’s Oil Soap). These are made without wax, petroleum solvents or silicone. Using wax polishes can result in a wax film build up over time. The use of silicone polishes can harm the finish of the cabinet so avoid those.
- Treat your cabinets as you would your fine furniture. The areas around the sink, range, dishwasher, oven and toe kicks are the most susceptible to water, wood’s worst enemy. Wipe up spills and water marks as they occur. Avoid hanging damp or wet dish towels over the doors of the cabinets. The moisture will cause permanent damage to the finish.
- Dust cabinets regularly with a soft, lint-free cloth. Dampen the cloth slightly with water. Wipe one area at a time and then dry.
- For stubborn stains, use a clean cloth dampened with a solution of mild, non-alkaline soap (like dishwashing liquid or Murphy’s Oil Soap) and water. Dry thoroughly with a soft cloth and buff lightly, following the direction of the grain. Never use abrasive cleaners, scouring pads or powdered cleansers. Never use oven cleaner!
- To clean cabinet interiors, simply wipe with a damp cloth or sponge and dry with a clean cloth.
- If your cabinets have glass doors, clean the glass carefully. Do not spray glass cleaner directly onto glass. Instead, apply the cleaner onto a cloth or paper towel, then wipe the glass. Glass cleaners that contain ammonia can damage wood finishes and the protective finishes on many metal handles or other hardware.
- Avoid using harsh metal polishes for pulls and knobs. Most manufacturers recommend using mild soap and warm water to clean cabinet hardware. Buff the hardware with a clean, dry cloth.
- Avoid using your dishcloth to clean or dry cabinets. It may contain traces of detergent or grease.
- Repair damaged finishes carefully. Repairing a damaged finish can be tricky since Sollid uses several processes and finishing materials. Use the touch up kit that came with your cabinets.
- Adjusting the doors and drawers is straightforward and requires only a Phillips screwdriver.