Taking Care of your DuraCraft Cabinetry
Custom kitchen and bathroom cabinets are a beautiful addition to your Clayton Built® home. With several different styles and options, you’ll be able to customize your cabinets to fit your lifestyle perfectly.
Knowing and understanding the materials your cabinets are made of is essential to their upkeep. Be sure to check with your home center upon purchase.
Cleaning & Upkeep
We recommend regularly cleaning your cabinets by:
For routine cleaning of paper covered MDF, use scratch polish, furniture polish, or oil soap using a slightly damp sponge followed by a dry cloth. For routine cleaning of wood cabinets, use a dust spray and soft cloth.
Materials to Avoid
Do NOT use excessive soap and water, amonia, bleach-based products, or abrasive cleaners when cleaning your cabinets. If you notice water or excessive moisture on cabinetry, dry as soon as possible.
Although the cabinets in your Clayton home are made of quality, durable material, if water spills on them, you should wipe it up immediately to prevent it from staining the wood surface or warping the doors. This is a good rule of thumb for any amount of liquid, even a small amount such as steam from a coffee maker.
Wear & Tear
As with all homes, normal wear and tear to your cabinets can occur over time. Here are a few tips and tricks for repairing your cabinets when these things happen.
Fixes and Scratches
If the cabinet gets scratched, nicked or you would like to fill a small hole from a nail, color matching putty, found at most hardware stores, can be used to fill the hole.
Do NOT use excessive soap and water, amonia, bleach-based products, or abrasive cleaners when cleaning your cabinets.
Sticky Sliding Shelf
If the sliding shelf begins to stick, lightly apply a light coat of silicone spray to the track.
Following these steps, and other Home Care Guide tips, will help prolong the life and beauty of the cabinets in your kitchen and bathroom!
If the cabinet becomes damaged to the extent that it cannot be repaired, first, contact the cabinet manufacturer to see if they still offer the style your home has.
If you need to replace your cabinets, contact the cabinet manufacturer or the home center from which your purchased your home for direction on how to purchase new cabinets.
Contact the cabinet manufacturer to see if they still offer the style your home has. If they don’t have the cabinet, ask them if you can purchase a similar style prior to it being stained. Find a wood stain that’s similar in color to your current cabinet color and stain the new cabinet to match!