CARE AND MAINTENANCE

Cabinets need regular care and maintenance so they stay in the best condition possible. Below are tips you can use to ensure you get the most out of your wood furniture.
If you have additional questions regarding the care and maintenance of your cabinets please email us at info@noblebrothers.com.

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Remove the doors and drawers of all cabinets adjacent to and above the oven during the cleaning cycle of self-cleaning appliances. The cleaning cycle generates heat that could affect the finish and surface of the cabinets. We recommend a Delaminiation Shield (Item Code: DS) be placed between freestanding oven and adjacent base cabinets.

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Clean up spills and any standing water (such as condensation from a glass or bowl) immediately. Pay special attention to the areas around your sink, range, dishwasher, toe spaces and baseboards. Use a blotting action rather than a wiping action.

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Apply cleaning products directly to the clean cloth you are using. Never apply directly to the surface of the area that you are cleaning.

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Lift objects - do not drag across the surface.

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Avoid extremes in room humidity. Too high or too low humidity can cause the wood to warp or the glue used in applying veneers to loosen.

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Avoid extreme changes in room temperature.

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Rotate accessories on furniture periodically so they do not sit in the same spot all the time.

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Use pads, cloth or felt to protect surfaces from plastics, rubber, hot dishes, beverages, bookends, flowerpots and vases.

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Use protective pads when writing with a ballpoint pen.

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Make minor repairs while they are still small.

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Treat your cabinetry as if it were furniture. The cabinets are constructed with the same grade wood as your furniture. They require the same care in order to reward you with long lasting beauty.

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Clean your cabinetry with a Furniture Care Package (Item Code: B8595) that can be purchased from your Authorized Wellborn Dealer.

Never

Apply a damp cloth to your cabinetry.

Never

Apply excessive weight or pull down excessively on doors as this may cause them to split at the hinge area and sag

Never

Place more than 75 pounds of weight into any drawer as this may cause the bottom to sag or the drawer guides to work improperly. Also, the weight of what is stored in each drawer should be evenly distributed for the best durability

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Use a drawer as a step as this may cause the bottom of the drawer to sag or the guides to warp.

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Use wax polishes on the surface of your cabinets as this may cause the finish to soften or a build-up of film that may pick up dirt, smoke or other pollutants in the air. This film may then start to smudge or streak.

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Use silicone polishes on the surface of your cabinets as this raises the sheen of your cabinetry beyond that intended by Wellborn. It can seep into the finish and is very difficult to remove.

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Use petroleum distilled polishes on the surface of your cabinetry, as they are often flammable and toxic, and they are seldom ever completely removed.

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Use water on your cabinetry.

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Use ammonia on your cabinetry.

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Use an abrasive cleaner or an abrasive cloth on any painted surface as this will scratch, scar and dull the finish permanently.

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Use concentrated detergents on your cabinetry. Harsh detergents, strong soap and self-polished waxes could have a damaging effect on the finished surface.

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Leave damp or wet cloths draped over cabinet doors. This moisture can cause permanent water damage to the area over time.

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Wipe your cabinetry with a used dishcloth since it could contain traces of grease or detergents.

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Place plastic or rubber objects on wood finish - their ingredients react with those of the finish.

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Place furniture in direct sunlight. Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight may cause a change in color.

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Attempt to repair badly damaged surfaces without the proper materials or professional help. Consult your local Authorized Wellborn Dealer for badly damaged furniture.

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Let water run off sink to counter tops and sink cabinetry.

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Expose the back edges of thermofoil cabinetry to excessive moisture. Over time, prolonged wetness can result in delamination.