Care & Cleaning

All Tharp stain applications incorporate multiple hand sanding operations and a hand rubbed process for a beautiful finish.  Proper care of your cabinet finish will ensure years of beauty.

Cleaning

CABINET INTERIORS

Non-wood components can be cleaned with hot mild soapy water.


WOOD COMPONENTS & EXTERIORS

Always remove dust with a feather duster or soft cotton cloth prior to cleaning. Use a lightly damp (never wet) clean towel or rag to remove grime/grease. Murphy’s Oil Soap or equivalent (cannot contain waxes or silicone oils) mixed with ten parts water. Do not use soaps, cleaners, solvents, waxes, ammonia, Windex or any other household chemicals that contain alkaline. Please note that even overspray of these products can affect your finish.


GLASS DOORS

Never apply any glass cleaner directly to the glass.  Spray a small amount of cleaner onto a clean, soft cloth or paper towel to wipe the doors.


MATLUX GLASS (FROSTED) 

Use denature alcohol first to remove any oil, then use Windex to even out the streaks. If a spot is scrubbed it can polish some of the etching causing a different or inconsistent spot at that location.  Cleaning with a Clorox type wipe will not successfully clean the glass.

 

 

Touching Up

Damage to most cabinet finishes (chips, dings, scratches) can be repaired by your local furniture repair company. If you want to repair minor damages yourself, Tharp sells matching touch up stain, top coat and wax sticks in most finish options.