Authors: DirectBuy Kitchen Cabinets Blog
Wood kitchen cabinets are a timeless addition to any home, but they can be tricky to clean. Grease from cooking gets in the air, drifts around the room and will stick to the cabinets. Fingerprints can stain cabinets, and dust seems to build up daily. Keep your cabinets looking great with these easy-care tips and home remedies.
Liquid Dish Detergent
Put a small amount of liquid dish detergent in the sink and fill it with warm water. Soak a rag in the water and then use it to scrub the cabinets. This is a great method for daily cleaning of the cabinets, and you can use the same solution to scrub the counters. Remember to clean the lower cabinets at the same time to keep them shining and sparkling.
Traditional Murphy’s Oil Soap is still one of the best ways to clean and condition wood cabinets. Diluted in warm water, you can use Murphy’s for any wood surfaces in the kitchen. There are no harsh chemicals so it won’t bother your skin or leave an unpleasant odor in the air. If your cabinets have a layer of grease on them, Murphy’s is one of your best choices to remove the grease and restore the beauty.
Method Almond Cleaner 2
Available in a spray or squirt bottle, Method’s almond cleaner is excellent for all types of wood in the house. Used directly on the surface, rub it in with a damp rag to clean and polish the wood. Safe for use on all types of wood, it’s also environmentally friendly. A gentle cleaner, it can be used for daily cleaning or more serious scrubbing.
Made for painted surfaces, magic erasers are perfect if you have melamine cabinets or painted wood. They remove grease, fingerprints and a host of other stains to leave the cabinets looking fantastic. They can also be used on stained wood cabinets if you are just using them lightly to remove greasy residue.
Light scratches and blemishes detract from the beauty of your cabinets, but you can bring them back to life with Restor-A-Finish from Howard Products. Cleaning the cabinets and removing stains, it also blends scratches and hides blemishes. Water marks are eliminated and cabinets that are faded from the sun are brought back to life. Used only on occasion to restore the beauty to your cabinets, it will prolong the life of your cabinets and help you save money in the long run.
Howard’s Beeswax Polish
Put an incredible shine and nourishing, protective coat on your cabinets with beeswax. This polish from Burt’s or Howard should be shaken before using. A thick substance, rub it into the wood of your cabinet and allow it to sit for 15 to 20 minutes. With a dry cloth, buff it in and wipe away the excess for a beautiful look.
Whether you are cleaning your cabinets to get dust and grease off or trying to restore the stunning shine and incredible beauty, these cleaning tips will help you prolong the life of your kitchen cabinets. Spot-test treatments in an inconspicuous area to be sure that they are safe for use with your particular cabinets.
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