We tried four cabinet cleaners — two spray formulas, a plant-based product, and a traditional oil soap — to find the best tool for the job.
Grime, grease and grunge on kitchen cabinets don’t stand a chance with these tips from DIY Network.
Grease and grime from cooking can build up on your kitchen cabinets. Learn how to use 2 natural ingredients to get them looking cleaner than ever!
Cleaning your woodwork is simple with this natural recipe. It works great on kitchen cabinets, too.
However, some natural items shouldn’t be used to clean or polish wood. Here are two big no-nos. Olive oil: There’s a popular two-ingredient wood cleaning recipe on Pinterest that uses olive oil and baking soda to remove gunk from kitchen cabinets.
There are few areas of your home more exposed to dirt, grease and bacteria than your kitchen cabinets. Children closing and opening kitchen cabinets, grease from cooking or condensation from outside temperatures all affect your cabinets, requiring you to clean them on a weekly, if not daily, basis.
When you choose painted Clean Kitchen Cabinets Recipe, they will usually be assembled with materials that accept and hold paint well, such as poplar, veneered plywood or MDF. The key is having a nice, flat surface, free of knots and heavy grain patterns. Some cabinet manufacturers perform all the finishing work on their cabinets in-house. At Canyon Creek, an elaborate system of spray booths, ovens and an overhead drying line make it possible to finish hundreds of cabinets a day. Cabinets leave the plant boxed and ready for installation.
The kind of paint used on your Clean Kitchen Cabinets Recipe will impact how they look, how they wear, how much they chip and whether they are resistant to water. When purchasing a stock or semi-custom cabinet, ask what kind of paint is used and if there are other options. There are many paint options: oil- or water-based paints that may or may not include alkyd resins to help with curing, and even solid-body conversion varnishes. Having an extended conversation about the options and their impacts (off-gassing, longevity etc.) might be helpful. Earlier this year I looked into using a zero-VOC (volatile organic compounds) paint on some custom cabinets, but received less-than-positive feedback from the paint shop about using it. Using a low-VOC paint instead yielded good results. Paint companies are constantly working on formulating coatings with fewer VOCs, and as time goes on, they will only get better, so look at all of your options.