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Cleaning & Care


Barbosa uses a custom formulated catalyzed conversion varnish as a clear top coat. This conversion varnish is water and chemical resistant and will provide years of durable and carefree appearance. It is very important that the following steps be taken to ensure the finish is not contaminated.

The First Thirty Days


Cleaning or “wiping down” of your cabinets within the first thirty days after delivery is to be done with a clean, dry cloth only. It takes a full thirty days for the finish to cure 100%.

First Year


Use only a clean, lightly dampened cloth with water only to wipe off dust and dirt. DO NOT use cleaning fluid, polishing oil, lemon or any other type of oil, wax or silicone base polish. Never use harsh chemicals or bleach to clean your cabinets.

How to Care for Your New Cabinets


To remove oil and grease, use a clean, damp cloth with mild soap and water only. Avoid excessive moisture. Wipe up spills, drips and water spots immediately so that moisture is not absorbed into the wood. Do not drape wet towels or washcloths on the finished cabinet. Place coffee makers away from finished cabinet areas. Avoid using any type of spray lacquer or clear finish to touch up nicks and other minor damages.


Clean the glass with any commercial glass cleaner. The glass can be cleaned while mounted on the door or it can be removed for better access. While cleaning mounted glass, be careful not to damage the finish of the door and cabinet parts. Remove the glass panel by carefully removing the stripping and lifting the panel out. It’s best not to spray glass cleaner directly into glass or cabinet parts. Glass cleaner can seep into areas behind the mullions and may cause the wood to discolor. Instead, spray a small amount of cleaner onto a lint-free cloth or paper towel and wipe the glass.