Kitchens and bathrooms today still require cleaning and care. This document deals with the cleaning methods that are used in kitchen, cabinet, carcasses, cupboards, kickers, bulkheads, bench-tops, manufacture to fabrication, and even for some aspects of building construction to its life time use. this is a story that has been written for the KitchenPages. If any offensive meaning is made to you, or taken by you the reader, it is suggested you exit this document that has offended you.
Do not follow the instructions below. Consult your vendors instructions on cleaning products and material data sheets that came with your decorative surface/s first before looking here. General hints and tips are provided below. No guide for stain removal is present here.
The information below is arranged for Melamine decorative surfaces but it may be applied to other surfaces that are suitable.
General Spills of any nature should be wiped up as soon as they occur.
When cleaning never scratch or use abrasive cleaners and acids.
Protect decorated surfaces from direct contact with heat.
Protect decorated surfaces from long term exposure to sunlight.
Never apply pressure or store heavy items on any decorative surfaces. If stain damage does occur, remove by using either the normal cleaning method or the use of appropriate solvents will remove most stains.
Most decorated items will only need a wipe over with warm soapy water to keep them clean when dirty or greasy.
Soiled surfaces or light stains may be removed with warm soapy water or with common detergent containing no abrasive ingredients. Sometimes thinners or kerosene may be required to remove glues, greases, and oils.
Please dispose waist properly. I.e. Soapy water can be used to water your garden.
Use Biodegradable cleaners and cloths.
Use SAFETY EQUIPMENT.
Always read any directions before beginning. If in doubt do not start! Contact manufacture/s for information related to your pacific conditions if unsure.
Decorative Surfaces can be any surface that has been worked into a finished state or form. All decorative surfaces will decay over time. With technology today and ideal conditions most surfaces do last for at least 10 years without any signs of decay. You will affect your decorative surfaces by the overall room temperature, humidity, water, light, shadows, movement, or the time a surface is exposed to some thing that may be damaging.
Avoid HEAT, Sunlight and most cooking or utensil items will produce heat so please ensure that you protect any decorative surfaces, While using Ovens, Grill, Toaster, Pots, a Kettle or hot items. Ensure they are designed not to damage any decorative surfaces. As a caution, always keep close the oven door while in use and use heat shields to protect the cabinet above the heat source. Always use protective mats.
Protective mats are required to protect the decorative surface from heat, scratching, acids, chemicals, or even if you are unsure.
Please note that this document is supplied as a guide only. See the product materials information before use. Contact the distributor of this document for more information. Information contained within may be changed without notice due to the required working conditions by cleaning products or materials on which they can or may be applied.
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