3 Cabinet Cleaning Tips

Your cabinets experience a ton of wear and tear every day. From the morning rush to toddler spills, the cabinets can quickly become dirty and unsightly. Giving your cabinets a quick clean every now and then, and cleaning up spills as they happen can go a long way in keeping your kitchen and bathroom looking and feeling clean.

Here are a few of our tips for easy and efficient cleaning.

Cleaning Solutions

Let’s start with the types of cleaning solutions you’ll want to use. The harsh, chemical filled solutions should be saved for the durable, stainless steel sink as they can scratch and damage your cabinet paint and finishes.

Instead, stick to a simple solution of warm water and a mild dish soap to wipe away the months of grimy build-up. If you need a little extra grit, mix in a little baking soda for painted cabinets. For wooden cabinets, try using a Murphy’s Oil soap. It will clean and shine the wood and leave it looking new and brilliant.

Cleaning Tools

With these cleaning solutions, you’ll want to be sure to use a non-abrasive and soft cloth or sponge. For those hard to reach nooks and crannies, pull out an extra soft bristled toothbrush and scrub away. Every bit of dirt cleaned away counts!

Tackling Stains

What to do if soap, water, and baking soda isn’t enough for those stubborn stains?

Grease

For grease splatter and unsightly greasy fingerprints, use a soft cloth dampened with white vinegar and water.

Water Stains

Hard water has a higher concentration of minerals which can cause visible water drips and spots on the cabinets. Try using distilled water to clean these up and consider testing your home’s water to see if you’d benefit from a water filtration system.

Crayon

If you have a little artist in the family who thinks the cabinet is a perfect canvas, we feel for you. If warm water and soap doesn’t do the trick, try baking soda or white vinegar to gently scrub away at the wax.

Professional Cabinet Installation

If your cabinets are beyond cleaning, it may be time for a new set! For all your cabinet installation needs, make Capitol Granite your team! We have a variety of packages available to fit your family’s needs and give your kitchen the makeover it needs.

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