How to Place the Shine Back in Kitchen Cabinets

Prepare your kitchen cabinet to get a fresh look by eliminating particles and dirt stuck into your cabinets’ exterior, while paying attention to the materials and current condition of the cabinets. A wood surface revealing signs of flaking or discoloration may require a refinishing project to prevent additional damage to the timber. Use a spray polish or lotion that matches your cupboard’s original shine. Better yet, try natural ingredients, for example olive oil blended with water, to revive your cabinets into a subtle luster.

Old, Worn Cabinets

Old cabinets using a lacquer finish frequently reveal uneven wear, particularly on cabinet surfaces nearer to sinks, dishwashers and other water resources where misting can cause flaking and discoloration. A specialist cabinet shop can sand and refinish the topcoat using a conversion varnish to get a transparent gloss finish.

Eliminate Dirt and Grease

Eliminate cobwebs, gritty dust and other stuck-on particles using a microfiber cloth, soft brush or a duster onto a rod for hard-to-reach areas to minimize damage to the timber finish. Dip a clean cloth into a spoonful of vegetable oil soap with warm water, and lightly wipe the cabinet’s exterior. Follow the manufacturer’s directions for the right proportion of soap to water. If the soap leaves no residue, then rinsing may not be vital. Alternately, use a combination of equal parts vinegar and hot water and five drops of olive oil to reduce the grease and add glow to a stained kitchen cabinet. Dust your cabinet regularly to minimize grease and water vapor caking the dust into the cupboard’s surface.

Powder Cleansers

Depending on your cupboard’s materials and the amount of dirt buildup, a scratch-free scrubbing cleanser, such as trisodium phosphate, or powdered bathroom cleaner can help lift greasy dirt to prepare your cabinet for polishing. By way of example, vinyl laminate typically wipes clean with a soapy water, however, a powder cleanser and a rinse with a clean cloth will wipe away more stubborn stains. Buff the surface with a sterile cloth. Instead, sprinkle baking soda onto a damp cloth, wipe the surface and rinse.

Polish and Creams

Wipe furniture with cream or spray furniture polish with a dry cloth, first examine wiping a small, inconspicuous area of the cabinet surface. Some polishes might even cause more problems, depending on your cupboard’s materials. For stained timber, apply a wood polish free of silicone and wax into a cloth and wipe to enhance your cabinet with a glow. To get a natural solution, combine 1/4-cup vinegar and a couple of drops of olive oil and apply it using a flannel cloth. Buff the surface with another clean cloth. Keep on polishing and buffing the next small area.

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