Helpful Tips for Cleaning Your Newly Installed Custom Cabinets

As you likely know, kitchens get dirty – often. While cabinets may not be the surfaces where you prepare your food, they have their own fair share of the grease and grime. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t maintain their new look by cleaning custom cabinets you have recently installed. When you properly care for and maintain your new cabinets, you can feel confident they are going to last a lifetime – without ever showing their age.

Gather the Right Tools for the Job

If you put time and effort into cleaning your custom cabinets regularly the only tools you are going to need for the job are the ones you already have (in most cases). There’s no need for you to purchase costly store-bought cleaners or other abrasive solutions that may damage your cabinets.

Some of the best tools to have on hand for cleaning your cabinets include:

  • Baking soda
  • Soft sponge
  • White vinegar
  • Microfiber cloths
  • Dish soap
  • Hot water

With these items, you can easily keep your cabinets clean and damage free.

Cleaning the Exterior of Your Cabinets

When you have the right tools, you’re ready to clean the exterior of your cabinets. Some tips to help you clean the drawer faces and the doors of your new cabinets include:

  • Basic cleaning: Make a simple combination of a gentle dish soap and hot water. It’s best to make the mixture two to three cups of water, to one cup of soap. Once the mixture is created, use a microfiber cloth or sponge to start cleaning your cabinets. Be sure you are applying gentle pressure while you are cleaning the surface. You don’t want to use a substance that’s too abrasive and you need to avoid scrubbing too hard. If this happens, it may harm your cabinet’s finish. Once your cabinets are scrubbed clean, rinse the soap and grime away with warm water and dry the surface.
  • Deep Cleaning: Is there hard-to-move areas of grease and grime on your cabinets? This type of grime can cause a challenge when trying to get the sparkling clean that you want. At this point, it’s best to choose a natural solution rather than the abrasive cleaners purchased at the store. A quality cleaner is going to contain things like baking soda and water or white vinegar and hot water.

If you can’t find a solution that works for these areas that are more difficult to clean, you should consider using a commercial cleaner that is designed specifically for wood cabinets. Make sure to use any oil-based cleaners, as these usually leave a residue behind.

Cleaning the Cabinet Interior

Don’t forget to clean the interior of your cabinets too. These areas can accumulate food particles and dust. If the interior isn’t cleaned, you may find your cabinets are havens for critters and bugs.

With the tips and information here you should be able to keep your custom wood cabinets looking amazing for years to come.

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