How to clean wood kitchen cabinets can be very tricky. Some people do not even realize they can clean wood cabinets. Most, after some time, will just replace them instead of fixing them. I have a family that likes to make messes, especially in the kitchen! You might have the same problem as I. You might also have the problem of not knowing how to clean wood cabinets to make them look like new again. Well, in this article I am going to tell you how to clean wood kitchen cabinets, so you no longer have to look at messes and not have to think about replacing perfectly good cabinets!
What You Will Need?
There are several different ways and products that you can use to clean wood cabinets. You may think it is uncommon, but some if not most of these products are already in your house being used for other things. Why not use them to help clean something you thought you could not clean? Here are some eco-friendly means and also commercial ways you can clean the wood cabinets you have with.
- Spray bottle
- Soft cloths
- Liquid dishwashing detergent
- Baking Soda
Other alternatives could be Murphy’s Oil Soap. This is ideal for cleaning wood cabinets, and some people prefer it than making their solution. I like to use eco-friendly cleaning items if I have them around the house. However, I do use commercial products also to clean my house. It is entirely up to you if you want to make your product to clean your house or, go to the store.
How to Clean Your Wood Cabinets
Here are several different ways to clean wood cabinets. No matter how greasy, grimy, or dirty your cabinets are, there is a solution for your needs! I am going to tell you a couple different steps and products you can use to help with your cleaning needs. Most if not all, you can find in your house already. Which in the end makes not running to the store all that more fantastic!
1. Use Vinegar, Water, Spray Bottle, Soft Cloth, and Toothbrush
Vinegar can be used for just about anything! I use vinegar to help me clean my hardwood floors that I have throughout my house. If your wood cabinets are greasy, use a solution that is a 50/50 mix of warm water and vinegar. Once the solution is all mixed up, add it to a spray bottle. Spray the cabinets and let the solution sit for about two minutes. Use the soft cloth to wipe clean.
2. Vinegar, Water, Detergent, Toothbrush, Spray Bottle, and Soft Cloth
For extra dirty cabinets, add a little bit of the liquid dishwashing detergent to the solution. Get a toothbrush and dip it into the solution to help clean around the handles, trim, so forth and so on. Once all of the grim and greases is off, rinse with warm water. Afterward, use a soft cloth to help wipe off all of the water and remaining substance.
3. Vinegar, Salt, Toothbrush, Water, Baking Soda and Towel
Here is a solution you can use for all of those stains that you have that the top mixture will not take off. This is for chocolate, syrup, so forth and so stains. Create a paste from salt and vinegar. Get a toothbrush and dip it into the paste and then scrub the area where stains are. You do not want to rub too hard because you might scratch the wood up. After getting the stains, rinse the paste with some water and then use a towel to dry the area.
You can also use baking soda and a toothbrush to help scrub the stain if you do not want to use the other solution. Once you are finished cleaning the areas you want to wash, clean with warm water and dry off with a clean towel. You ought to do this a couple of times for the harder stains that do not want to come off.
Once you are done cleaning your cabinets, there is a solution you can put on afterward that can help you protect your cabinets from later on stains. This will buff up your cabinets making them look like new since all of the stains have been removed. However, they will not look the new like “just from the store new,” but new enough to where you are happy with them and not have to spend money to replace.
Add vinegar and vegetable oil together 50/50. You can try to use a spray bottle; I am not sure if all of the mixtures will come out or not. Alternatively, you can get a clean cloth to help apply on the cabinets. Make sure you use lightly, and it is only on the enclosure surfaces. Use a new clean cloth to rub the mixture until the cabinets shine how you want them to shine.
I hope you enjoy this little article about how to clean your wood kitchen cabinets. I felt like this article needed to happen because I know there are several people out there that have cabinets that need cleaning but they do not know how. Remember, you do not have to use the above solutions. A product called, Murphy’s Oil Soap. This product does work when it comes to wood cabinets and cleaning! People either let the cabinets sit there and keep getting dirty or throw them out and get new ones. This is an easy solution to your problems and can save you money that you do not have!
What did you think about this article? What are your favorite cleaning supplies or solutions that you love to use when it comes to kitchen cabinets, preferably wood? If you enjoyed this article, please like, share, and give me your comments below! I would love to hear your comments and if I left any different kind of products out!