RTA cabinets are the latest in kitchen cabinet trends. However, there is more to it than simply buying your ready-to-assemble cabinets and admiring how beautifully they complement your kitchen décor. Your RTA cabinets need regular maintenance too. This will help your cabinets maintain their appearance by preserving the veneer and the cabinet material.

By devotedly taking care of your ready-to-assemble kitchen cabinets, you prevent damage and your cabinetry will last longer. They will look as good as the day you bought them, if you take care of them properly. Here are a few suggestions to help you keep your RTA cabinets looking like new.


Keeping The Cabinet Body In Shape

The top part of a cabinet has less space than the bottom part. Objects of lighter weight like glasses and condiment jars should be left on the countertop part of the cabinet. Heavier items are better in the bottom cabinet. Make sure that items are cleaned and dried prior to putting them inside the cabinet. Avoid placing wet items inside the cabinet to prevent watermarks.  

The Best Type Of General Upkeep

It’s best to be “safe than sorry,” and even though your RTA kitchen cabinets appear sturdy and durable, you still should protect them from damage caused by dampness. RTA cabinets with a finish are best, unless you want to apply the veneer yourself. This is crucial because a “finish” or “coating” will act as protection against liquids and foodstuff that are sure to come into contact with your cabinets.

Everyday Upkeep

Daily upkeep is important to keep your RTA cabinets in good condition, especially the better-made wood quality designs. This type of maintenance basically includes getting rid of grime and other debris after cooking that may end up on  objects you place inside your cabinets. By doing this, you can eradicate soil and prevent staining and cluttered dirt that will be more difficult to get rid of later on.

The task is simple, just take a moist cloth and wipe the dirt away. The cloth should be mildly moist not soaked. If you prefer wet wipes, use a dry cloth afterwards to make sure that no trace of moisture is left behind. 

Periodical Upkeep

If your kitchen is more of a stop-in station and you are not the type to spend a lot of time cooking and shifting pots and pans around, it is still essential to do some maintenance on your RTA cabinets periodically. Once a week or so should do the trick.

Even though you are not using your kitchen that often, dust can still pile up and your cabinets may still be exposed to moisture producing heavy caked dirt, which may not be that easy to clean once it is build up. In this instance, simply take a clean cloth and dampen it using a mild cleaning fluid. This will help to clean off grime and dried liquids. Follow by wiping with a dry, soft, clean cloth. Never use harsh cleansers on your RTA cabinets.

Keep in mind that high-grade RTA cabinets are easier to maintain, are more durable, have a better finish, and designed with better quality materials.