How to Keep Your Kitchen Cabinets Looking New
Ta-da! We helped you remodel the kitchen of your dreams. Now the only thing left for you to do is enjoy your beautiful space, right? Well, not exactly. You must maintain your kitchen cabinets so they stay clean. Your cabinets are used on a daily basis, and that will cause deterioration with time. We don’t want your clean, new cabinets to lose their fresh appearance.
Here is how to keep your kitchen cabinets looking brand-spanking new, no matter how long you use them.
Yes, we know it sounds like we’re giving you chores. But wiping down your kitchen cabinets and knobs at least once a week will save you from needing to remodel sooner. Use a soft cloth with warm water to wipe down your cabinets. If you find that water isn’t getting into the grooves and fighting those stains, use a mild dish soap, and we mean mild!
Like oral hygiene, if you don’t brush your teeth consistently, you’ll get plaque; plaque is similar to the grime and stains that solidify on your cabinets when you skip cleaning. Don’t make your job harder than it needs to be. Wipe out discoloration by cleaning consistently.
Avoid These Harsh Cleaning Products:
- Silicone-based items
- Nail polish remover
- Paint thinners
- Harsh detergents
- Strong Soaps
Shut Your Doors Properly
You wouldn’t leave your front door open to thieves, would you? The same goes for our kitchen cabinets. Think of freely floating grime and dust as a burglar who wait for the chance to creep inside your cabinet doors. If you forget to shut your cabinets properly, the dirt will accumulate, making it harder to clean the next time around. Plus, pests and insects love open cabinets because it gives them housing, often with free food inside.
Don’t Slam Your Cabinets
We all get hungry and impatient when it comes to grabbing the necessary ingredients out of our cabinets. But slamming our cabinet doors will cause them to combust with time.
Stay Away From Moisture
Even if you repaint your cabinets, water will cause them to deteriorate. Leaving a wet or damp rag hanging from cabinet doors will cause moisture to permanently damage your cabinets. Furthermore, it will cause discoloration and even peeling. You should keep your exhaust fan running while you cook to keep food grime or grease from impacting your cabinets. Also, wipe down spills quickly, because the longer food or splatters are left behind uncleaned, the faster it can cause harm to your cabinet’s finish.