The Best Ways to Clean and Care for your Kitchen Cabinets
What would you say guests look at first when they enter your kitchen? We’re willing to bet that cabinets are the focal point of this particular room. Here at Cabinet Hero, we want to help you keep your cabinets clean and beautiful.
Let’s take a look at some tips for cleaning various types of cabinets, as referenced from Better Homes & Gardens.
How to Clean Painted Cabinets
Painted cabinets are becoming more popular among homeowners and for good reason. Thankfully, cleaning these kitchen cabinets is pretty straightforward. First, mix a little water with some baking soda.
Then dab the cleaner onto the stain, let sit for a few minutes, and wipe clean. You can use a clean cloth to buff out any remaining residue. One more piece of advice with painted cabinets: All you need to remove grease stains is a cloth dampened with diluted ammonia.
How to Clean Wood Cabinets
Homeowners appreciate wood cabinets for their classic look and versatility. Just keep in mind that wood cabinets come in a myriad of finishes with different seals. Your best bet is to opt for gentle cleaners as opposed to abrasive ones.
If you want your wood cabinets to look like new without causing damage, use some sort of oil soap. A dry microfiber cloth works well with buffing and polishing the wood. Double-check that you always wipe with the grain of the wood.
How to Clean Glass Cabinets
Glass cabinets offer unmatched style and functionality. For the most part, these cabinets are mixed with either laminate or wood to create a paned door. So without the right products, cleaning can be a challenge.
Start with glass cleaner and a polishing cloth to remove fingerprints and other marks from the panes. Once you’re done with that, open the door and clean the entire pane in one swipe. Oil-based cleaners are no-nos on the adjacent cabinet material.
How to Clean Laminate Cabinets
Laminate cabinets might require the least amount of maintenance in this group. Just wipe them down as part of your weekly cleaning routine and call it good. There’s not really a need to purchase some special cleaner, either.
Simply wipe your laminate cabinets with an all-purpose cleaning wipe and dry thoroughly with a cloth. Wondering how to remove pesky stains? Similar to painted cabinets, a mixture of baking soda and water should do the trick.
How to care and prevent damage to cabinet doors/drawers
Maybe you’re already in the habit of cleaning your kitchen cabinets. Unfortunately, there is a downside to this. Over time, the top edge of your cabinet door will become damaged and worn.
Think about this for a moment. Once the finish is compromised, the damage begins to spread. Before you know it, you’re shelling out hundreds of dollars for new doors or drawer fronts.
The cost to replace kitchen cabinets continues to rise. That’s why we recommend the patent-pending Cabinet Hero. This slip-on cabinet door protector guards your kitchen cabinet doors and drawer fronts from everyday wear, discoloration, peeling, chipping, and water damage.
Protect your investment with the Cabinet Hero!