Before we start the project:

1. Clear off your countertops

2. Make sure your cabinets aren't overstuffed: Leave 2" of space between items inside the cabinet and the outer trim

3. Remove enough items in the drawers to leave 6" of space so we can access the screw holding the handle in place

(Skip this step if you don’t have any handles on your drawers)

4. Remove hanging calendars, pictures, fixtures etc. from the cabinets and walls near the cabinets

5. Remove any tape stuck on the cabinets

6. If you have new hardware for us to install, remove the packaging from all the knobs, pulls and screws. Separate them into separate piles like the picture below:

During the project

1. Please don’t cook while we’re working in the kitchen. Yes, this kind of goes without saying, but unfortunately we still have to explicitly tell people this. We need the space

2. It is OK to cook and use your cabinets after we’re done working for the day, but you need to be extremely gentle when handling the woodwork. The cabinets will have little to no scratch resistance until the finish cures 48 hours after the work is completed

3. Please wait to inspect the project until it is completely finished. There are many steps in our process that don’t get done until the second, third or fourth day

4. Please maintain a respectful distance from our technicians. We frighten easily!

After we finish the project

Be gentle with your cabinets for 48 hours while the finish cures. It will be dry to the touch immediately after we're done, but the finish needs time to harden so it can get its scratch resistance. If you need to access anything inside the cabinets immediately, you can open the cabinets from one of the corners or edges as long as you do it gently

Cabinet care guide

1. Our recommended cleaner is either a mixture of 50/50 white vinegar & water or Dawn dish soap and water (just use a small squirt of Dawn). You can fill an empty spray bottle with either of these solutions for easy access. Both cleaners will cut the grease but will still be gentle on your cabinetry

2. Use a microfiber towel or cloth to clean with

3. DON’T use abrasive cleaners, strong soaps or bleach. Even some brands of all-natural soaps can be harmful to the finish.

4. DON’T clean with Scotch-Brite Pads or Magic Erasers, as they’re abrasive and can mar the finish coating.

5. DON’T use any oil-based soaps or polishes like: Murphy’s Oil Soap, Liquid Gold, Old English, etc. Wood oils will attract dirt and debris making your cabinets wear faster over time.