Care and Maintenance

Caring for your Flatpax Utility cupboards is easy. Follow our simple tips to take care and maintain your cupboards. 


Cabinets should be cleaned using an all-purpose, non-abrasive cleaner with a damp sponge or cloth.

Do not use a saturated cloth, harsh chemicals or thinner based cleaners. Avoid cleaning products that may scratch the surface such as steel wool or wire brushes. Cabinets are water resistant but not waterproof, so any spills should be attended to as soon as possible.

Avoid sharp objects that may cut, scratch or gouge the melamine which will expose any internal surfaces. Exposed board is unprotected towards liquids. With direct contact this may cause the board to swell.

In the event the melamine surface is damaged, it can be touched up using a furniture repair crayon to hide the internal surface, however please note that this will not return the board to a water resistant finish.


Keep hinges and drawer runners clean, as dust and grime build up can alter their performance. These can be wiped using a dry cloth. Avoid any moisture accessing the hinges and runners.

Doors and kickboards

High gloss coatings are subject to scratching and it is important that the following care and maintenance instructions are followed to prevent this from occurring.

Doors should be cleaned using warm, soapy water or an all-purpose, non-abrasive cleaner with a dampened cloth. Avoid using a sponge on high gloss coatings as these can sometimes leave residue streaks on the surface. Never use steel wool, scourers, dry cloths or rough products on any doors as they will leave scratches on the surface.

Do not use a saturated cloth, harsh chemicals or thinner based cleaners. Stains should be attended to immediately and will generally wipe off if attended to straight away. For tougher, older stains use an undiluted commercial non-abrasive cleaner to soak for a few seconds and then clean with warm, soapy water and a cloth.

Always test the cleaning product first on an unexposed area of the door to ensure it will not damage the surface. If doors are gouged, chipped or scratched, try touching up the damaged area with a close matching coloured texta by rubbing it into the scratch or gouge and blending it into the door.