Cleaning and Care

Cabinet Cleaning & Care

Wood Cabinet Surfaces

As with all wood products, avoid excessive moisture. Jarlin Cabinetry is designed for use inside the home or other buildings and is not intended for outdoor applications. Once your cabinets have been installed, wipe down all exteriors with a damp cloth to remove dust. Complete a small area at a time and wipe dry.

Cleaning Agents

Use a damp cloth when cleaning normal household spills. After wiping thoroughly, dry the surface with a lint-free cotton cloth. For stubborn stains, it may be necessary to use a mild detergent with warm water. Always dry the surface immediately. Never use abrasive cleaners, scouring pads, or powdered cleansers. Do not allow oven cleaner to touch any part of the cabinet. 

Everyday Care

It is important to wipe up spills and watermarks as they occur. Give special attention to areas around the sink and dishwasher. Avoid draping damp or wet dish towels over the door of the sink base cabinet. Over time, this moisture can cause permanent water damage to the door. 

Scratches, Gouges, & Nicks

A touch-up kit is available to hide surface damage. Contact Jarlin Cabinetry to purchase the color-matched touch-up kit for your specific cabinets. Use the kit's touch-up pen to hide minor blemishes. Use the kit's tinted putty to fill deeper scratches, gouges, or nicks. Detailed instructions are provided in each kit. 

Avoid Light Damage

Exposure to direct sunlight tends to darken the color of natural wood products. Sunlight can also fade painted wood surfaces. Consider the use of draperies or blinds to protect your cabinets from direct sunlight. Please be aware that natural light and fluorescent light will fade the finish from its original color.

Avoid Heat Damage

The heat generated when using an oven's self-cleaning feature is much greater than during normal cooking. If this heat escapes from the oven, it can damage your cabinets. While this is a rare circumstance, you can minimize the risk of cabinet damage by opening the cabinet doors and drawers nearest to the oven before using its self-cleaning feature. 

Waxing & Polishing

Waxing is not recommended. Over time, waxing and polishing compounds may build up on the surface of your cabinet causing hazy, streaky, or a yellowed appearance to your cabinet's finish. 

Cleaning Glass Doors

Extra care is required when cleaning glass doors. Spray an ammonia-free glass cleaner on a clean cotton cloth or paper towel. Do not spray cleaner directly on the glass. the spray could run or seep behind the frame or mullions and cause damage.