Cabinet Care

M.G. Cabinets are as durable and easy to care for, as they are beautiful to look at. Here are a few tips to keep your cabinets looking great for years to come.

For regular cleaning of all door and cabinet surfaces, (wood, melamine, laminate and painted) wipe with a damp soft cloth and then dry with another soft cloth. This is applicable for the cabinet interior as well. Remember to always wipe in the direction of the wood grain to prevent possible scratching.

For major cleaning of your cabinets you can do the following:

  • For wood doors and surfaces use a non-wax based cleaner that is designed specifically for wood cabinets and woodwork. You can also use lemon-based hand soap mixed with water (rinse well), or some people prefer to use lemon oil although this will leave the surface oily to the touch.
  • For painted doors and surfaces use a cleaner that is designed for painted wood cabinets and woodwork; lemon-based hand soap mixed with water or a diluted vinegar and water solution (rinse well).
  • For melamine or high pressure laminate doors and surfaces use the above methods. For stubborn stains use a damp soapy cloth with a small amount of a mild household solvent applied to it. Be certain to rinse with clean water to remove all solvent from the surface.

Never use detergents, strong soap, abrasives or waxes. They can damage your finish or leave a residue that airborne grease will stick to.

Excessive moisture is an enemy of any finish or wood product. Do not allow water or other liquids to be in contact with outside or inside surfaces for prolonged periods of time. Water will eventually dull the finish and can stain melamine interiors. Do not allow excessive moisture to lay against veneer toe-kick or end panels for prolonged periods of time as the wood core will eventually absorb the water and start to swell.
Avoid steam from kettles etc., being directed at the underside of cabinets or the bottom edge of doors. This can eventually effect the adhesion of the edgebanding and can also dull the finish.

Treat your cabinets as you would any other fine piece of furniture and they will reward you with long lasting beauty.


1 Year Limited Warranty

M.G. Cabinets warrants their cabinet box construction, drawer boxes, roll out’s and finishing process against defective materials and workmanship for a period of one year. However all of our hinges and drawer glides have a lifetime warranty. This warranty is limited to the original purchaser. If a product is found to be defective upon inspection by an M.G. Cabinets representative, the defective part will be repaired or replaced without charge. This is a limited warranty and is for the repair or replacement of the defective components only. It does not cover transportation cost or on-site labour charges, nor any damage or product failure due to abuse or misuse. This warranty does not cover inevitable deterioration such as scratches, nicks, abrasions, and typical wear, which are resulting from normal use during the standard life of the product. This warranty covers only those product manufactured and supplied by M.G. Cabinets.