Care & Maintenance

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Cabinet Care & Maintenance


  • Clean cabinets with a product like Murphy’s Oil Soap and dry immediately. Clean up spills and water marks as they occur keeping the surface dry. Excess moisture will damage any finish over time.Draping damp or wet items over cabinets will damage the finish.
  • If a stronger cleaner is needed, test on an inconspicuous area before using on the rest of your cabinets.
  • Use a polish designed for kitchen cabinets such as lemon oil. Apply to a soft cloth and then onto the clean cabinets. It will add a protective layer as well as a luster to your cabinets.


  • Using harsh chemicals, cleaners or abrasive pads will scratch and penetrate the surface allowing moisture to enter and cause deterioration of the finish.
  • Products containing wax or silicone are not recommended and will build-up and attract dirt and other pollutants, and may cause deterioration of the finish.
  • Extremes in room humidity and temperature should be avoided. Low humidity (25% or less)or high humidity (55% or more)will cause expansion or contraction resulting in cracks, splits, joint separation etc. 


How to Care for Stone counters

Granite and Quartz countertops require very little maintenance and are easy to care for.

  • Quartz countertops will not need sealing.
  • Granite is sealed if water stops beading up.

AKEMI is the penetrating sealer we use. Follow directions.

Helpful Tips:

  • Clean with warm water and soap.
  • Clean up spills to avoid staining.
  • Cutting on stone counters will dull your knives and cutting boards are suggested.
  • Trivets are recommended for hot pots.
  • For tough spots, use a razor blade and scrape away residue prior to cleaning.
  • For deeper cleaning (always rinse and wipe dry after use)
  • Mild household detergent: 409, Fantastic, or equivalent
  • Denatured Alcohol
  • 50/50 combination vinegar and water

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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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