How to Care For Your New Painted Kitchen

Date:  May 23, 2016


Categories:  Painting, Tips

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Have you just had shiny new kitchen, bathroom or laundry cabinets painted by Dianella Polishing? After years of outdated timber, melamine, or vinyl wrapped cabinets do you finally have the fresh, modern look you were after? Getting a new kitchen, bathroom or laundry usually involved months of planning and preparing. It’s exciting! Renovations, no matter how big or small, always cost money. When done right, home renovations add value to your home. To get the best value out of your investment it is important to take proper care of your new cabinets from the day they are installed.


A kitchen painted by Dianella Polishing is painted with durable 2 pac paint. This is made to withstand the elements of a kitchen, bathroom and laundry. However, looking after your cabinets will ensure they stay looking fresh for longer. There are a couple of important tips to keep in mind when caring for your new painted cabinets:

– Clean your cabinets with lukewarm water and a diluted multi-purpose cleaning solution. Though painted cabinets are heat and chemical resistant, they are not indestructible. Using mild temperature water and a diluted cleaner will ensure they stand the test of time.

– Do not clean your cabinets with boiling hot water. Boiling hot water can potentially damage your cabinets. As mentioned above, use lukewarm water instead of boiling hot water.

– Stay away from harsh chemical cleaners. Strong, undiluted cleaners can damage the paint on your cabinet. Stay away from directly applying harsh cleaners to your cabinet, try diluting them instead.

– Clean your cabinets regularly. It might seem like a simple tip, but regularly washing down all your cabinets will ensure dirt and residue does not build up and permanently stain your cabinets.

– Where possible place appliances that generate steam or heat away from your cabinets. For example, do not place your kettle or toaster under a wall mounted cabinet. In the short term the steam and heat will not damage your cabinets or its paint. But after years of wear and tear steam and heat from appliance can cause damage quicker than if it was in a better ventilated part of your kitchen.

– Do not slam your cabinet doors shut. Slamming your doors shut over the lifespan of your cabinets can damage both the hardware and the paint. Soft closing cabinets are now popular in modern homes to ensure that you don’t do damage to your cabinets.


The kitchen, bathroom and laundry are often the most well utilised rooms in your house. This means the general wear and tear of everyday use will impact the paint over time. Making sure you take the best care of your cabinets from the day they are installed will ensure that they stay looking as good as new for as long as possible.


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