Tips for Cleaning Newly Painted Kitchen Cabinets

So you’ve had your kitchen cabinets painted recently, and now they look amazing. How can you keep them looking so good? It’s important to make sure you keep them clean.

When you are cleaning your kitchen cabinets, however, you’ll want to keep a few things in mind.

What are the Best Ways to Clean Wood Painted Cabinets?

The main thing to keep in mind is that abrasives that are harsh or using excessive amounts of water can do damage to your cabinets. You may want to try a gentle method of cleaning. 

For dust and light splatters, try a damp, soft cloth (typically microfiber) to gently wipe your cabinets. Use another dry towel or cloth to dry them off. 

For a medium amount or grease, make a cleaning solution with dish soap and water. Use this on a cloth to wipe away grease or grime buildup. Then use another dry towel or cloth to wipe the cabinets dry.

For the heaviest grease or stains, you can create a cleaning solution by mixing one cup of vinegar, one tablespoon of baking soda, and two cups of warm water. You can add a small amount of dish soap to this for some extra cleaning power. 

Some other tips for keeping your cabinets clean include:

  • Clean as you go when using the kitchen
  • Don’t hang wet towels over the cabinet doors
  • Clean up any spills right away
  • Regularly wipe the cabinets down

How Often Should You Clean Your Cabinets?

Ideally, you want to wipe down your cabinets once or twice a week. Keep up this practice, and make it regular. You’ll want to do a deep clean of the interior and the exterior of the cabinets once or twice a year. 

What Do You Want to Avoid When it Comes to Cleaning Your Cabinets? 

There are a number of things you should avoid. These include: 

  • Leaving wet cabinets to air dry
  • Soaking the cabinets
  • Soaking the hinges of the cabinets or getting water on the inside of the cabinets
  • Using cleaners that contain ammonia, bleach, or other harsh chemicals
  • Using an abrasive scrubber or sponge

If you go through the trouble and expense of having your cabinets professionally painted, you want to keep them looking as good as possible for as long as possible. Fortunately, if you follow the above advice, you will be well on your way to having gorgeous kitchen cabinets for many years to come.