Care and Maintenance of our custom closet systems
Melamine products are extremely durable and built to last. They can be cleaned with most non-abrasive household cleaners.
How to clean your melamine cabinets
Wipe down the surface with a damp moist cloth
If needed, use a non-detergent, nonabrasive household cleaner
Use mineral spirits (such as Nature Sol) for more stubborn stains
Cleaning substances to avoid:
- Cleaning products containing acetone, acetate or ethyl alcohol
- Harsh solvents and/or abrasives such as turpentine
- Ammonia cleaners should be diluted
- Certain waxes may lead to discoloration
Apply solvents to a clean cloth and never directly to the melamine surface. Never leave a cloth moistened with solvents on a surface for any length of time.
- Routine dusting is recommended on wood surfaces
- Clean the wood surface with a quality cleaner or flax soap formatted especially for use with wood furniture. Dilute the solution in accordance with the manufacturer’s directions.
- Dampen but do not saturate a soft cloth with the diluted cleaning solution and wipe the surface, in the direction of the wood grain to remove dirt and fingerprints.
- Wipe surface clean with a soft, dry cloth.
Oils and ammonia should never be used on wood furniture.
- Quality spray wax may be applied sparingly twice a year.
- Excessive waxing may result in a sticky build-up.
Use mild soap and warm water to clean door/drawer knobs or pulls, thoroughly dry all hardware joints and surfaces and the surrounding with a clean, soft cloth.
Many brass and silver polishes contain harsh chemicals that can damage the hardware’s surface. These polishes and cleaners are NOT recommended.
Protecting your wood product installation
- Use felt, leather or cork pads on the bottom of equipment or accessories to help protect the finish against dents, scratches, moisture and liquids
- Lift objects when you move them, instead of pulling or pushing them across the surface, to avoid scratching
- Avoid leaving vinyl binders or other products on wood surfaces for long periods
- If you use a protective glass top, insert felt pads between the glass and the top of the product to create an air space and allow the wood to breathe
- Avoid extreme temperatures and humidity. Maintain temperatures between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit and humidity levels between 30 and 50 percent
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