Caring for your Custom Cabinets

These tips will help maintain the warmth and glow of our finely crafted products.

General Maintenance

We use a conversion varnish as the finished top coat of our custom cabinets. This is a highly durable finish and considered the best top coat in the industry. In addition to durability, the benefits of a conversion varnish top coat are increased chemical and moisture resistance, color and sheen protection, and finish elasticity.

Even with such a finish, we recommend that you heed the following guidelines to maintain the beauty of your DRAPER♦DBS custom cabinets.

To make cleaning easier and to freshen appearance, we suggest polishing bi-weekly with Old English® Lemon Oil or Old English® Scratch Cover. These will “finish-off” the surface, removing finger marks or any residue from daily cleaning. These products will not add any build-up to the surface, will not alter the sheen after drying, nor will they sink in and soften the top coat, as polish with silicone and wax will.

  • For sticky spills, use a cloth dampened with mild soapy water; use a dishwashing liquid such as Dawn® or Joy®
  • For dusty surfaces, spray a non-wax dust-attracting agent very lightly on a cloth and wipe the surface clean.
  • Do not spray this agent directly on the furniture, and avoid saturating the cloth with the agent.
  • Use mild soapy water to spot clean; use a dishwashing liquid such as Dawn® or Joy®.
  • Always use a soft cloth. Avoid using a rough or abrasive cloth, which could damage the surface.
  • Always apply cleaner first to a clean cloth then to the furniture; do not apply cleaner directly to the furniture.
  • To remove oily fingerprints, use the cleaner that we provided with your purchase.
  • To remove stubborn stains, consult with your designer, who may recommend rubbing alcohol or diluting mineral spirits with water in a 50/50 solution.
  • In severe cases, or for tough spills such as nail polish or remover, contact your authorized DRAPER♦DBS dealer showroom to arrange for service.
  • Diffuse sunlight with appropriate window treatments if your cabinetry receives extended periods of direct sunlight.
  • Keep your home at an evenly maintained temperature and humidity.
  • Position furniture away from excessive heat or air conditioning sources.
  • Follow the daily and periodic care guidelines listed here.
  • Use polish containing silicone, such as Behold® and Pledge®.
  • Use cleaning products which may contain silicone, such as Murphy’s Oil Soap®.
  • Use paste waxes of any kind.
  • Allow spills to remain without prompt removal.
  • Use abrasive pads or abrasive products, such as Scotch-Brite®.

The True Custom Shop

DRAPER♦DBS custom cabinetry is made with pride in America, in Bucks County, PA. Each piece is handcrafted one at a time, and signed by the artisan who created it.

From a true custom shop, comes a true custom product.

We have no assembly line and no stock of cabinets. Our business is dedicated to producing the most unique and personal designs in the industry.

We create over a hundred custom finishes every year.

Each finish is multi-layered with every element carefully selected: from wood color and grain, to stain and paint pigments, to surface texture, and top coat formulation and sheen.

"Every view, perfect.
Every touch, perfect.

Thank you to your team of craftsmen for giving us such a magnificent and timeless piece of workmanship."
—The Youngs

We're proud to partner

with a diverse community of associate artisans. With hand-carvings, stained and leaded glass, and cast and cut metals, together we provide a level of artistic customization above anything else in the market.