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Tips for Cleaning Your White Kitchen Cabinets

Tips for Cleaning Your White Kitchen Cabinets

Apr 11, 2017

We’ve recently showcased a few gorgeous kitchen cabinet transformations. In case you missed them, you can check out this one-of-a-kind distressed finish we applied here, or the bright white look we created for this home in Tracy, CA.

You also might like the warmth of this custom finish.

No matter what variation you love, there’s no denying that painting your kitchen cabinets a light, refreshing color is in. And, it’s a trend that really isn’t going anywhere. Once that beautiful paint is applied by your kitchen cabinet painting pro, the key is to keep them just as bright and fresh as the day they were painted.

But Wait... Aren’t White Cabinets Hard to Keep Clean?

Yes and no.

White is definitely an unforgiving color since it isn’t very good at hiding, well, anything. But, in many ways, isn’t that good? It makes kitchen cleanups more efficient, allowing you to quickly catch drips and splatters before they have time to really adhere to the surface.

What’s the Best Way to Keep White Kitchen Cabinets White?

Here are a few tips to keep in mind:

  • Be Proactive - A splash of marinara sauce is hard to ignore, right? But did you know that almost all cooking activities release microscopic particles that will cling to your kitchen surfaces? To keep on top of these pesky particles, plan on washing your cabinets on a monthly basis (even if they don’t look dingy).
  • Fight Staining - If you start to notice a little tinge of discoloration creeping in, it’s time to take action. Try mixing up and cleaning with a batch of 2 cups warm water, 1 cup of vinegar, and 1 tablespoon of baking soda. We also encourage you to check out this helpful Houzz article for more tips on keeping white cabinets white.
  • Ongoing Cleaning - Remember that monthly cleaning we mentioned? Wipe all your surfaces down with a soft cloth (or sponge) and a gentle warm water/dish soap solution.

And remember folks, no matter how tempting it might be, never, ever, ever, under any circumstances tackle a stain with an abrasive pad. Regardless of how well-applied your paint might be, it’s not designed to withstand that kind of strain.

Start Off Right: Ask a Professional Cabinet Painter for Help

The key to quality, longevity, appearance, and durability is a skillfully-applied paint finish. Contact your local painter today to discuss your cabinet painting ideas and goals!

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