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How do you properly clean and maintain wooden kitchen cabinets?

clean and maintain wooden kitchen cabinets

When planning your new wooden kitchen cabinet, remember that wood is a living and natural material that changes over time. Spots or scratches can appear quickly. Proper care of the wood surface is therefore essential to enjoy this beautiful material as long as possible.

WHY IS THE MAINTENANCE OF THE WOODEN KITCHEN SO IMPORTANT?

Wood is a natural material that sometimes reacts unexpectedly to climatic conditions.

clean wooden kitchen cabinets is important

If the air inside the room is too humid, it can happen that the wood swells. The ideal room temperature for a wooden kitchen is around 23 degrees celsius; the relative humidity should be 50 to 55 percent. You can use air humidifiers or indoor plants to achieve these ideal values. Regular checks using a hydrometer and thermometer are also recommended. Exposure to light can also affect the color of the wood over time. But don’t worry, this is an entirely normal reaction with natural wood and, unfortunately, can not be avoided.

TIPS FOR CLEANING AND CARING FOR WOODEN KITCHENS

  • Treat real wood kitchens with household, water-soluble cleaning agents.
  • Test compatibility first in an inconspicuous area.
  • Avoid abrasive cleaning agents and care products such as nitro or synthetic resin thinners.
  • A slightly damp, soft cloth is sufficient for cleaning.
  • Always carefully dry wooden fronts or worktops to avoid swelling or rot.
  • Wipe in the direction of the wood grain to remove dirt from the pores.
  • Don’t overdo care.
  • Always immediately remove grease stains and dirt from wooden kitchens, and do not let them soak in.
  • Regularly oil and wax untreated natural wood.

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