Kitchen Door Care Guide

In order to get a long life from the doors you have chosen, here is our Kitchen Door Care Guide from Ornan Kitchens & Bedrooms to care and up-keep. By following these guidelines they will enable you to avoid the wrong type of cleaning, thus saving you from any type of permanent accidental damage.

Before Fitting

Newly plastered rooms or “new builds” must be thoroughly dried out prior to the fitting of new kitchens or wardrobes.

Cleaning guide for all door types: Timber, HDF, Stainless Steel & PVC

  • NEVER USE wax furniture polish, abrasive or aggressive cleaners, bleach or other hypochlorite (chlorine) based cleaners. Dilutes of acetone, alcohol, solvent or similar products. These will damage the surface of your doors.
  • ONLY USE 95% water to 5% soap as your cleaning solution,  wiping with a damp – never wet – cloth, drying off with a clean soft cloth only. (Never use a dish cloth for cleaning as it could contain particles of food, grease and/or detergents).
  • Ensure all cooking spills & splashes are wiped up immediately with a damp cloth.
  • Dust with a soft-cloth only.
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Additional information for:

Timber & Veneer Doors

  • Cleaning: When cleaning timber doors our Kitchen Door Care Guide recommends you must follow the direction of the grain. It is advisable to use a damp (not wet as stated above) cloth to remove fingerprints and marks, followed at once with a clean, dry and soft cloth.
  • Moisture: Excess moisture can damage a wooden product, therefore “at risk” areas, such as sink areas must be thoroughly maintained and kept dry at all times.
  • Light: Wood changes colour when exposed to light. The wide variety of solid woods alongside the extremes of exposure, will affect this rate of change. This gradual transition is quite normal; the process is termed as “seasoning”.

Please be thoroughly aware of this colour change & keep it in consideration when replacing or adding new doors some time after the original install of your kitchen or wardrobes.

Painted Doors

  • Cleaning: Painted doors are easily cared for. To clean our Kitchen Door Care Guide recommends the use of a dry or damp – not wet as stated above – cloth to wipe the surface followed at once by a clean soft dry cloth. Should you accidentally chip, scratch, or mark the painted doors, they can easily be touched up.
  • Light: Painted finishes will change colour when exposed to light. The wide variety of colours alongside the length of time of exposure, will affect this rate of change.

Please be thoroughly aware of this colour change & keep it in consideration when replacing or adding new doors some time after the install of your kitchen or robes.

Stainless Steel Doors

Use of a stainless steel cleaner is recommended: WD40 sprayed onto a dry, clean soft cloth and then wiped on the stainless steel (Never spray stainless steel cleaner directly onto the doors surface).

To enhance the appearance of stainless steel our Kitchen Door Care Guide recommends a light coat of baby oil can be applied (Never directly onto the doors surface, but poured onto a dry, clean soft cloth and then wiped on the stainless steel).

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