Brand-new cabinets can completely enhance the feel of your entire kitchen. They brighten up the room giving it a clean and modern feel. Unfortunately, kitchen cabinets are exposed to high traffic and plenty of grease splashes and dirty fingerprints. Needless to say, with all this dirty buildup, your brand-new cabinets won’t stay looking brand new for too long. Different cabinets require different cleaning methods.
Wood cabinets are the most common, and they can get dirty quick. Absorbing any grease and fingerprints that cross their path. Most wooden cabinets have been finished with some sort of stain or garnish, it is important to know the type of finish on the wood before attempting to clean the cabinet. Certain cleaning products can ruin the finish of the wood. Most soap wood cleaners are effective at cleaning cabinets. Using dish or laundry detergent mixed with water offers a useful cleaning solution, just be sure to not dilute the mixture because too much water can expand the wood. A water and vinegar mix is also a good solution, vinegar is great on tough, sticky stains on cabinets. Baking soda and water is the best mixture for combating deep stains, rub the mixture on the area and wipe it clean with a wet cloth. Concluding the cleaning process with a furniture oil can help stained wood cabinets keep their color and look brand new once again!
Painted cabinets are much easier to clean because you don’t have to worry as much about ruining the finish. Painted surfaces can handle many cleaning products as well as tough scrubbing. Any of the cleaning methods previously mentioned can be used on painted cabinets, as well as most all-purpose cleaning solutions.
Wood cabinets with a stained finish require the most attention to detail when cleaning, for questions or concerns on cleaning tips or maintaining your kitchen cabinets and keep them looking fresh, contact Climate Door and Window today!