Top Tips for Maintaining Kitchen Cabinets

calander Feb 6 , 2022 user-icon Nash Painting

The heart of your home, the kitchen, shines with its cabinetry. Thus, maintaining them should rank high on your list. Here’s how you can preserve the allure of your kitchen cabinets.

Cleaning kitchen cabinets

Opt for Premium Protective Coatings

Indoor hazards such as sunlight, moisture, and frequent contact threaten your cabinets. Shielding them with superior coatings — paint, stain, or varnish — not only safeguards them from damage but also enhances their aesthetic. Consulting with cabinet finishing experts can guide you to the ideal finish, ensuring longevity and cost-effectiveness. Professionals streamline the intricate process of dismantling, cleaning, sanding, and priming, investing in expert services worthwhile, particularly when dealing with previously painted cabinets.

Maintain a Spotless Cabinet Surface

A quality finish simplifies cleaning, but grime will still accumulate. Gentle cleaning solutions should be your go-to, preserving the integrity of the coatings. It's wise to seek advice from your cabinet painting specialists regarding safe cleaning products for your specific cabinet finish.

Protect Cabinets from Sunlight

While natural light brightens your space, UV rays can degrade your interior paint over time. Mitigate this by using shades or curtains during peak sunlight hours to preserve the vibrancy of your cabinet colors. Though less susceptible to fading, white cabinets will demand frequent cleaning due to their propensity to show dirt more easily.

Ensure Proper Kitchen Ventilation

Regular cooking often results in a humid kitchen environment, eventually leading to peeling coatings. Conversely, overly dry conditions can also be detrimental. Maintaining an equilibrium in temperature and humidity is vital. Ensure your HVAC system is efficient, and utilize fans during cooking to maintain an optimal environment for your cabinets.

Revitalize Your Cabinets When Necessary

Over time, even the best-kept cabinets require rejuvenation. However, with diligent care, cabinet refinishing might only be necessary every decade. At Nash Painting, we pride ourselves on the longevity of our work, with painted cabinets typically lasting 8-15 years. We’ve revitalized numerous kitchens throughout Nashville, Brentwood, and Franklin, TN.