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Cleaning Tips for Your Newly Refaced Kitchen Cabinets

Posted on: November 21, 2018

Cleaning Tips for Your Newly Refaced Kitchen Cabinets

Just finished refacing your kitchen cabinets? Your kitchen probably looks shiny and new, and you want it to stay that way.

Here’s good news, it’s easy to maintain their stunning appearance. The key is TLC. You read that right— Tender Loving Care!

One of the best ways to shower your cabinets with TLC is cleaning it regularly;clean its surface weekly, and its interiors quarterly.

Having that said, here are cleaning tips that you can use to make your newly refaced kitchen cabinets look the same as it is today for the next five to ten years:

How to clean wooden kitchen cabinets

Wooden kitchen cabinets are quite sensitive, that’s why if you have one, a gentle approach is needed.You must avoid using strong scrubbing motions. Otherwise, it might leave your newly refaced kitchen wooden cabinets with scratches.

It’s also best to use products that are specifically designed for wood cleaning, to maintain the shiny finish and vibrant color of your wooden cabinets.

Although chemicals such as bleach and ammonia can make your kitchen cabinets squeaky clean, they can strip off the coating of your kitchen cabinets along with its grease and grime.

For that reason, consider limiting your options to these three: cabinet cleaner, an all-purpose cleaner, or oil soap.

Here is a short step-by-step process that you can use in cleaning your wooden kitchen cabinets:

  1. Prepare a cleaner of your choice among the three, a clean, soft microfiber cloth, and an empty container or bottle.
  2. Pour an adequate amount of cleaner into the container or bottle, dilute it with water and mix.
  3. Pour, spray, or dip your microfiber cloth into the cleaning mixture. Afterward, squeeze it lightly so that it’s not too wet since wooden kitchen cabinets are porous.
  4. Clean the surface of your kitchen cabinets in a gentle, top-to-bottom wiping motion, following the grains of the wood.
  5. Let it air-dry.

How to clean non-wooden kitchen cabinets

Non-wooden kitchen cabinets like laminate, stainless steel, and glass are chemical resistant and less sensitive than wooden ones, that’s it’s alright not to use a specific cleaner for the material.

Nevertheless, you still need to avoid using harsh chemicals and handle them with care to prolong their lifespan.

The cleaning products that you can use for your non-wooden kitchen cabinets can be found right inside your home, no need to rush to the grocery store!You can either use dishwashing liquid, laundry detergent, or an all-purpose cleaner.

Here is a short step-by-step process that you can use in cleaning your non-wooden kitchen cabinets:

  1. Prepare a cleaner of your choice among the three, two clean and soft microfiber cloths, and an empty container or bottle.
  2. Pour an adequate amount of cleaner into the container or bottle, dilute it with water and mix.
  3. Pour, spray, or dip your microfiber cloth into the cleaning mixture.
  4. Lather the surface of your kitchen cabinets in a gentle, circular motion.
  5. Leave the solution on for one to two minutes while rinsing your microfiber cloth in another container with clean water or in the sink.
  6. Wipe down your cabinets with the newly-rinsed microfiber cloth.
  7. Use a dry microfiber cloth (the other one that you prepared earlier, see step 1)to wipe dry the cabinets.

Now that the surface of your kitchen cabinets is all clean, you can now organize the kitchenware stored inside it.

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