How to Clean White Kitchen Cabinets

How to Clean White Kitchen Cabinets

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How to Clean White Kitchen Cabinets

Are your white kitchen cabinets looking greasy and grimy than pristine and polished? Cleaning them may seem like a daunting task, but fear not! With the proper techniques and tools, you can get them sparkling clean and looking like new again. In this article, we’ll show you how to tackle those stubborn stains and sticky spots and reveal the best ways to maintain the colour of your cabinets over time.

Get ready to say goodbye to that gooey, sticky mess, and hello to a bright, fresh kitchen you’ll be proud to show off!

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The Problem with White Cabinets

White shows dirt far too effortlessly. In addition, older wooden painted cabinets can encounter another problem entirely. Older varnishes can turn yellow over time. If the white wooden cabinets are coated with varnish for protection, that varnish could now be discoloured, changing the looks of the cabinets.

To fix this dilemma, you’ll need to strip off the old coats of varnish, then paint and seal the cabinets all over again. If you’re unsure whether your cabinets are too dirty or yellowed and old, start with the cleaning methods below; if that doesn’t work, you may need to refinish your cabinets.

Cleaning Grease off Cabinets

This cleaning method involves materials that are natural such as soda and vinegar. The baking soda loosens grease and makes surfaces easy to clean. Vinegar can be used as a cleaning substance and is powerful. Therefore, it can be used to scour any area and remove everything dirt and grime.

Materials required:

  • Baking soda
  • Warm water
  • Non-abrasive rag or sponge
  • Vinegar
  • Clean, dry cloth

The Cleaning Process:

  • Fill a bucket with a few gallons of hot water and a couple of tablespoons of baking soda. Mix the baking and water soda until the baking soda is dissolved.
  • Dampen a rag in the solution.
  • Wipe down the cabinets with a damp cloth to wipe away the grease.
  • To treat tough-to-remove greasy areas, dab the sponge into a bowl of pure baking soda to coat the bottom of the sponge, then scrub the greasy areas until they are clean.
  • Fill a bucket with equal parts vinegar and hot water.
  • Dampen the sponge with vinegar and water.
  • Rub the cabinets with the water and vinegar solution until all baking soda has been completely wiped away.
  • Dry the cabinets with a clean cloth.

Tip: To give wooden cabinets an extra shine and give to stop grease from sticking to the surface, dab a clean rag in olive oil and wipe the surface down of the cabinets. The essential olive oil will help produce a non-stick surface while giving your cabinets a gentle lustre.

Follow Up:

If your white cabinets are made of timber while the yellow is not coming down, your next step should be to strip the varnish and probably repaint. If the wooden cabinets are not clean, rub them with a rag and dry them in a couple of teaspoons of olive oil. The olive will condition the surface of the cabinets and add a nice shine.