How to Clean Wooden Cabinets Like An Expert

How to Clean Wooden Cabinets Like An Expert

The kitchen cabinets in your home serve as your kitchen’s focal point – its centerpiece, if you will. This makes them a focal point for dirt and grime as well, so it’s important to keep them clean on the inside and out. The good news is that there are plenty of experts out there with advice on how to clean wooden cabinets like an expert (and make them look like new again), so here’s just a few of their tips that we gathered from various sources around the internet!

1. Keeping Your Cabinets Dust Free

To dust your wooden cabinet, reach up and pull down from the top of the cabinet. It is easiest if you pull the duster off of the bottom. To clean wooden cabinets use a cloth or duster with a wood cabinet cleaner. Apply a thin layer across the surface, allow it to soak in for one minute,then wipe away with a soft cloth or feather duster. Use products safe for kitchen use and free of ammonia, bleach and other harsh chemicals because these can damage your cabinets over time.

Also Read: 10 Ways to Create a Modern Kitchen with Wood Cabinets

2. Natural Cleaner

Vinegar is one of the most widely used products for cleaning, especially greasy cabinets. When using vinegar to clean your wooden kitchen cabinet, mix a 50/50 solution of warm water and vinegar into a spray bottle. You may also want to add dish soap to your solution if your wooden cabinet is extremely dirty. Once you’ve sprayed your wood cabinet cleaner onto your cabinets, let it sit for about three minutes. After it has sat, you can begin wiping your wooden cabinet with a soft cloth. You can also use dawn dish soap with a damp rag to clean your cabinets as well!

3. Getting Stains Out of Wood Cabinets

If you have pesky stains on your wooden cabinet, don’t look any further! You can begin by stirring a paste of salt and vinegar. Definitely not the potato chips! Once you have made this paste, you can take a toothbrush, or sponge and scrub the affected area on your wooden kitchen cabinet. Be careful to not scratch the surface of your cabinet. After completing this step, you will want to remove the paste with clean water and preferably a rag.

Also Read: A Simple Guide to Choosing The Best Wood Cabinet Type

4. Preventing Future Stains

Now that your cabinets are squeaky clean, you can now start to make your last potion to keep your wooden kitchen cabinets safe from future stains. Begin with mixing equal portions of vinegar and vegetable oil with a cloth. Once this is applied, your wooden cabinet will be looking as shiny as ever!

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FAQ

1. How do I clean sticky wood kitchen cabinets?

Mix a 50/50 solution of warm water and vinegar and scrub the area that is sticky with a toothbrush. Be careful not to scratch your cabinets!

2. Can wood kitchen cabinets be safely steam cleaned?

You may be able to steam your wood cabinet once, but it could end up warping your wooden cabinet.

3. How do I remove grease from wood cabinets?

Removing grease from your wood cabinets is simple! Use a solution of warm water and vinegar and spray this product onto your cabinets. After wiping this solution off your wooden cabinets, your cabinet will be grease free!

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