How do I care for my professionally painted cabinets in East Hampton, Connecticut?

White kitchen cabinets with backsplash and hardwood floors.

Our cabinet and furniture finishes are certified by the kitchen cabinet manufacturers of America (KMCA) and should offer years of trouble-free service.  And you can learn more about how durable the painted cabinet finish will be here.

There are a few things you can do to help preserve the life of the finish after a kitchen cabinet painting project:

  • Keep them clean, wipe up spills and splatters as soon as possible. This helps prevent stains from ‘etching’ into the surface of the finish. It is particularly important with coffee, sauces and grease.
  • When cleaning periodically, use a damp (not wet) microfiber cloth and gently clean the area. Never use anything abrasive and never use harsh chemicals. Some cleaning products that contain ammonia or solvents can aid in deteriorating the finish, causing premature failure.
  •  If more than a damp microfiber is needed, we recommend Method “Wood For Good” almond polish. We also recommend coating the cabinets once a year as a preventative measure to make them even easier to clean and to prevent staining from occurring. *Test in an inconspicuous area prior to full application as it may increase the sheen level.
  • We always leave a complimentary touch up kit that includes a brush. Shake the bottle for 1 minute, open carefully and wipe the majority of the excess paint from the brush using the inner edge of the bottle opening. Dab the tip of the brush onto the affected area (Do Not Swipe) keep touch ups as small as possible to minimize appearance. Store touch up bottle upright, out of reach from children and protect from freezing. Damage to the finish should be touched up as soon as possible to prevent further failure. Ensuring the wood remains sealed will prevent damage from spreading.