Your painted kitchen cabinets are exposed to sticky hands, grease, and grime daily. They need to be cleaned now and again, but what’s the best method to keep them clean without damaging the paint? At Robo Painting, we’re in the business of staining and refinishing kitchen cabinets, and we know how to clean painted cabinets so they look great and last for decades.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU CLEAN PAINTED CABINETS?
Ideally, you should clean your cabinets at least every week or two, but we know you’re busy, and life happens. It’s important to note that the more often you wipe them down, the easier it will be to keep your cabinets clean. That’s because grease and other debris will have less time to build up, and a simple wipe-down will be enough. If you wait several weeks, on the other hand, you may need to work a little harder to remove stains that have had time to build up. Cleaning your cabinets regularly will also prolong the lifespan of your paint.
HOW TO CLEAN PAINTED WOOD CABINETS
At Robo Painting, we offer refinishing services that preserve the integrity of your cabinets and make them look brand new. Once you’ve invested in them, it’s important to know how to clean your painted cabinets so they stay clean and last as long as possible.
AVOID THESE WHEN CLEANING YOUR PAINTED CABINETS
Do not use abrasive scrubbers or cleaning solutions with harsh chemicals to clean your cabinets, or you run the risk of stripping the paint. Some examples of harsh chemicals include cleaners with bleach and ammonia. Instead, opt for a soft microfiber cloth, dish soap, warm water, and possibly a spray bottle. You may also need to use white vinegar when you encounter stubborn stains.
HOW TO KEEP PAINTED CABINETS CLEAN
Simply wipe down your cabinets with a microfiber cloth soaked in a sudsy mixture of dish soap and warm water. Use circular motions to wipe your cabinet’s surface until it is clean, and then dry it completely with a dry microfiber cloth. Repeat this method weekly to keep grease and grime from building up on the surface of your cabinets.
To remove stubborn grease stains, wipe the area down with a mixture of one part white vinegar and two parts hot water. Then wipe the surface with a cloth that’s been dipped in water. Dry completely.
DO YOUR NEWLY CLEANED CABINETS STILL LOOK BAD?
If soap and water aren’t cutting it, it may be time to give your cabinets a facelift. We offer staining and refinishing services that make your kitchen look brand new. Sometimes older cabinets need a little extra TLC so they look their best. Cleaning and scrubbing may take away dirt and grime, but if your cabinets are beginning to show their age, your best bet may be to have them refinished.
CONTACT THE PHOENIX CABINET PAINTING & REFINISHING PROS
Learning how to clean painted cabinets can help prolong your cabinet paint’s lifespan. Frequent cleaning also makes things easier to maintain. If you’ve got questions about how to take care of your cabinets, or you’re interested in having yours refinished, contact us today. We’ve got decades of experience in the painting business, and we offer services throughout the Phoenix area.
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