Care & Maintenance

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Cabinet Care & Maintenance

  • Clean your cabinets as needed with a lint-free cloth dampened with mild detergent or soap and water. Dry immediately with a lint-free cloth.   Wipe up spills, spatters and water marks as they occur, keeping the surface dry.
  • Use a cleaner and polish designed for kitchen cabinets, such as Murphy’s Oil Soap, Old English or lemon oil. Always apply to your cloth and then the cabinets.
  • Products containing wax or silicone polishes are not recommended. They can build up on the cabinets, attract dirt, smoke and other pollutants, and cause the finish to fail.   Avoid using scouring pads or powdered cleansers as they may scratch and penetrate the surface, allowing food or moisture to enter and cause deterioration of the finish.


How to Care for Stone counters

For daily maintenance, simply wipe with warm water and soap, using a damp cloth or paper towel. You can also use mild household cleaners like Formula 409, Fantastik, Lysol, or Windex.

Wipe up spills immediately. For stubborn or dried spills, scrape off excess material with a plastic putty knife, then use a non-abrasive cleaning pad such as a 3M Scotch- Brite scrub pad along with a mild household cleaner to remove any residue.

*Granite should be sealed every year using a sealer which is available from your local store. This will help keep the countertops sealed and help avoid staining. Follow the directions on the package; it is as simple as wiping on, letting it dry, and rubbing off. Drop a teaspoon of water on the stone and if it beads up you’ve successfully sealed your stone and if not repeat the process.

Penetrating sealers are easy to apply and well worth the investment!  

*Quartz countertops are non-porous and never need sealing.

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How to remove a stain in Granite

  1. Mix a poultice of talc powder and hydrogen peroxide to create a thick paste with the consistency of putty.
  2. Apply the mix to the stained area ¼” inch thick overlapping the stain about a ½”.
  3. Cover the area with plastic wrap and tape the edges down.
  4. After 24 hours remove the tape and plastic wrap leaving the poultice in place.
  5. Leave poultice on the stain until it is completely dry. This can take hours to a couple of days.
  6. When the paste is completely dry, use a plastic scraper to remove.
  7. Clean the area as normal and dry with another clean cloth


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