1. The inside of your cabinets is treated with paraffin oil. We have
applied a single sealing layer, which is usually enough for the inside to
age beautifully over time. If you wish, you can reinforce this
protection with yet another layer. Apply with a well moistened cloth,
sponge or brush. Let soak for about five minutes, then wipe with a dry
cloth thoroughly. The harder you dry and polish, the smoother the
surface you get.
2. The frame is painted with water-based carpentry paint. If you get
stains, wipe these off with a mild detergent such as soap. Try to avoid
acid-based detergents as these can cause discoloration. If you need
to repaint any damage, use water-based carpentry paint and the
same NCS code you ordered the kitchen in.
3. The doors and drawer fronts are painted in either water-based
industrial lacquer or conversion varnish. If you get stains, wipe these
off with a mild detergent such as soap. Try to avoid acid-based
detergents as these can cause discoloration. If you need to repair
damage, you can use a water-based carpentry paint in the same NCS
code you ordered the kitchen in. The result is not perfect but it
protects the surface until it’s time for a future repaint.
4. In kitchens with partial overlay doors, the doors sit on overlay
hinges. In the small contact surface between the hinges, it can be
good to put a small dollop of universal grease. Lift off the cover and
apply the grease, about the size of a drop, on the contact surface.
Spread out the grease with your fingertip. Hang on the door and
gently wiggle the door back and forth. Wipe the leftover grease with
a dry kitchen paper. To adjust hinges, a hinge adjustment tool
(hinge tweaker) must be used.
5. In kitchens with modern hinges from Blum you do not need to
add additional oil or grease. On the contrary, lubrication can damage
your hinges if applied incorrectly. Wipe them with a damp cloth if
they get dirty. Hinges can be adjusted with the crosshead screws
located on the hinge. Use a Phillips screwdriver
6. Our drawer fittings are made by Blum. These fittings should also
not be treated with additional oil or grease,tt as damage can incur if
applied incorrectly. Importantly, these should be kept as dust and
dirt free as possible during their lifetime. After a few years, you can
wipe them gently with a damp cloth and vacuum areas surrounding
the drawers. The drawers can be detached from their slide fittings
using the front fastener on the drawer’s underside. These fasteners
also allow you to adjust the position of the drawers in the frame. For
more information about this you can find assembly videos online
from Blum Movento.
We hope these tips help you with your cabinet installation and results in as nice and functional a
kitchen as possible. Good luck!