After investing in cabinet painting, it would make sense to want the results and finish to last as long as possible. To do this, it’s important to follow these simple cleaning tips to keep your painted cabinets looking brand new for years to come.
Use Warm Water to Wash Painted Cabinets
One of the main form of damage that happens to painted cabinets is scuff and scratch marks, or thin patches caused by heavy scrubbing. Warm water will help ease off the dirt more efficiently. Avoid overly hot water, however, and try to not soak or get the cabinet excessively wet, as this can cause paint to bubble or peel. Use a soft cleaning surface, such as rag, washcloth, or soft side of a sponge (never a scrubbing pad)
White Vinegar Works Wonders
White vinegar make a great gentle-yet-effective cleaner for painted cabinets, and is something most people already have in their kitchen. If water by itself isn’t getting all of the dirt off, dilute some white vinegar in your bucket of warm water and give that a go.
Avoid Abrasive Cleaners
A sure-fire way to damage your cabinets is to use a harsh, abrasive cleaner or scrub brush. If you have stubborn, stuck-on dirt that warm water and vinegar can’t budge, make a past out of baking soda and warm water, and use a washcloth, not a harsh sponge or scrub pad to gently work the dirt off.
Clean up Messes as Soon as They Happen
And lastly, the most efficient way to keep your cabinets clean and in great shape for years is to not allow dirt to get stuck on in the first place. As soon as you notice a mess has occurred, use a wet rag or washcloth to clean it up. This way, you won’t have to scrub hard later and risk doing damage your cabinets.
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