With many spills and messes, a soft damp cloth is enough to clean your cabinets if done immediately. If the stain persists, or has set for some time, use a simple solution of warm water and mild hand or dishwashing liquid. After cleaning with a damp cloth, wipe all surfaces down with dry cloth, making sure not to leave any moisture behind.
Products to Stay Away From
- Harsh detergents & soaps, tub and sink cleansers, scouring powder & pads, steel wool or self-polishing waxes.
- Used sponges or dish cloths because they may contain bits of food, oil residue, or remnants of harsh cleaning solutions that will damage your cabinets.
- Solvent or petroleum based products such as mineral spirits, nail-polish removers or paint thinners.
- Cleaning products that contain bleach or ammonia
- Silicone-based cleaning, waxing, or polishing products.
- Wax or Polish should never be used. These products can build up on your cabinets over time and cause a discoloration or hazy appearance.
- Cabinets with glass should be cleaned with an ammonia free glass cleaner to keep from damaging the rest of the cabinet.
- Always wipe up moisture with soft, dry, clean cloth because it can inflict permanent damage on your cabinets.
- When dusting, simply use a soft lint-free cotton cloth. Stay away from pre-moistened dusting sheets and aerosol dusting products.