Care and Maintenance

Janper’s Care and Maintenance Instructions

To get the best life and usage of Duraform® Doors please follow these guides.


  • Spills and marks should be cleaned off immediately and not left on the door for an indefinite period.
  • To clean doors, use warm soapy water and a soft cloth to wipe dry, for stubborn stains a soft brush may be necessary to soften and remove.
  • The following MUST NOT be used: abrasive cleaners, scouring pads or abrasive papers, solvents, thinners, turps, ammonia, bleach, acetone and other cleaning agents containing organic solvents and/or the above mentioned products.
  • For really stubborn stains e.g. Ballpoint pen marks, a cotton bud soaked in non aggressive solvent (diluted methylated spirits) can be used just on the stain area but must be washed away immediately and dried so that no solvent is remaining on the door.

Protective Coating

The protective coating supplied on full gloss and matt wrapped doors should not be removed until the installation is complete.

Storing of Doors

When doors are stored at the cabinet maker’s workshop, they should be kept inside and away from direct sunlight. Care should be taken to avoid leaning large doors against the wall with other doors on top, so as not to cause additional bowing.

Doors should be stacked face up.

Care should be taken not to slide doors when boring hinge holes and avoid all contact with sharp objects.

Kitchen Designs

Kitchens should be designed so that doors are not exposed to steam, direct heat or prolonged humidity. Care should be taken to make sure Duraform® doors and panels are not positioned  close to appliances that give off steam, (e.g. kettles) and heat (e.g. gas hotplates).

(A) Flush mounted and Under Bench Ovens or Ovens with Front Panel Exhausts.

Many ovens on the market do not have a fitted “baffle” surrounding the oven door, and excessive heat is convected to the surrounding cabinetry and doors/panels.

Duraform® doors are manufactured to meet current heat resistance (Uni9242)
which requires the door to withstand a temperature of 700 Centigrade for 4 hours.
Where ovens convect heat greater than this, it can shrink the foil wrapped on the edge of the door and cause it to delaminate.

Heat deflector strips are provided by door manufacturers to be installed for ovens,
for failure to install these deflector strips when required will void the warranty.

(B) Cooktops and Rangehoods.

Doors and end panels should not be installed in close proximity (less than 650mm) to a cooktop.

When doors and panels are installed around a cooktop in accordance with the above, a 900mm ducted rangehood exhaust should be installed (recirculating rangehoods are not recommended).

Hotplates should not be used without the rangehood exhaust fan being switched on.
Retractable rangehoods must also be turned on and the panel pulled out to the full extension, otherwise they convect heat through the sides directly onto doors/panels.

Appliances such as electric frypans and portable electric grills should only be used under an activated rangehood exhaust fan. Similarly toasters used in proximity can have the heat build up reduced by activating the exhaust fan. A cool down period is recommended after long use to prevent any heat build up close to doors/panels.

Failure to use the rangehood or follow any of the above guidelines will void the warranty on the doors and panels.

(C) Use of Melamine Materials for Panels.

Please note that when matching different materials such as melamine board,
with laminated foils, variations may occur in colour, finish and UV stability.

NOTE: Please Read Carefully.

Matches to melamine board are a guide only, customers must check that they are acceptable to their standards. Finishes on melamine can vary from board supplier-s and colour matches maybe discontinued at anytime by manufacture of board without notice.

JANPER® will not be responsible for melamine board matches.