1. Using the window cleaner
It may seem that high gloss fronts or countertops should be cleaned in the same way as windows or glass. However, this is not a good way. Using glass cleaner can leave stains or even sediment on your furniture. Regardless of the type of the front or countertop, a mixture of warm water and gray soap or a few drops of the washing-up liquid will work best.
2. The use of inappropriate cleaning products
We are talking especially about those that have corrosive properties. Also, do not clean the furniture with preparations intended for bathroom ceramics (liquids, milks, powders) or use polishing pastes with abrasive properties. Such measures can permanently damage your furniture even during the first use!
So what should you use?
In addition to the aforementioned mixture of water and soap or dishwashing liquid, you can also use ecological measures. Ecological measures are, for example, citric acid strongly diluted in water or apple vinegar. The cleaning products designed for kitchen furniture or wood will also work great here. Alcohol-based liquids shouldn’t damage your kitchen furniture on short contact, but we don’t recommend doing this.
You should also remember to wipe the furniture dry, regardless of the products used.
3. Cleaning with unsuitable accessories
What accessories will be inappropriate? For example, a sponge with an abrasive layer (the so-called wire cloth) or a brush.
We also do not recommend the use of paper towels. Why? Paper towels may contain fine grains of sand and fibers that may adversely affect the surface being cleaned.
The use of inappropriate agents and accessories may cause the matte varnish to start to shine, and vice versa – varnished, glossy fronts may become matte and dull.
So what is the best way to clean your furniture?
The fronts and countertops should be washed with a soft, slightly damp cloth, preferably microfiber, or possibly with a very delicate sponge (but only if it does not have a scrubbing layer!).
It is good to clean the entire surface of the fronts, not just the place of dirt. This way you will avoid spot shining or matting of the surface.
New kitchen furniture is often secured with a protective foil. After removing it, you can wash your furniture after 48 hours. Why is it so? After removing the foil, the surface reacts with oxygen. During this time, the coating hardens and becomes much more resistant to damage. Cleaning furniture during this process can negatively affect its appearance and aesthetic value, as well as cause permanent damage.
If you have any questions or doubts about cleaning your kitchen furniture, please contact our specialists who will be happy to help and provide reliable information on cleaning kitchen and bathroom furniture.