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How to Clean Your Wooden Kitchen Furniture in Beaverton, Oregon
Your kitchen furniture in Beaverton Oregon experiences a lot of wear and tear.
Grease, food particles and dust can collect on furniture and be difficult to remove, so it’s a good idea to clean it often.
If you need to clean your furniture, cabinetry or any other woodwork in your kitchen to last longer, you need a little more than the occasional wiping with a damp cloth.
In this article, we share some professional tips and steps you need to properly clean your furniture in Beaverton, Oregon for extended durability.
Mix a glass of white vinegar with a glass of water. This gentle cleansing solution is perfect for daily use on wooden furniture. It does not damage the wood or ruin the finish.
If you don’t enjoy cleaning with vinegar, you can replace it with a mild soap solution. Mix a teaspoon of dishwashing liquid in a glass of water and it will still do the trick.
Wipe The Outside Surface Of The Furniture After Cooking.
Grease and food particles can accumulate on furniture surfaces (cabinets, cupboards, etc.) each time you cook.
If you wipe your furniture every time you cook, it will stay in better condition and avoid accumulating grease.
Soak a clean washcloth in the vinegar solution and use it to wipe the doors and undersides of your cabinets.
Wring out the cloth you are using so it is damp but not soaked.
The smell of vinegar will go away as soon as the furniture is dry.
If the vinegar mixed with water does not work, you might want to buy an industrial degreasing product.
Dry the furniture with a clean cloth. Since moisture left on furniture can warp the wood. Wipe it with a clean, dry cloth to remove any traces of cleaning solution.
Clean The Interior Of Kitchen Furniture Regularly.
Spices and other foods you keep in your cabinet can sometimes spill in it, so make sure your furniture stays clean by cleaning it every few weeks.
Empty the cabinets and drawers and clean the inside with a mild solution of vinegar or soap.
Dry everything with a clean cloth and put all the items back on the shelves.
If there is often spilled food in your kitchen furniture, you might invest in good storage boxes.
Dust Your Furniture Regularly.
To remove a small amount of dust and polish furniture, use a soft, dry cloth to clean the interior and exterior surfaces of the furniture.
It is particularly important to regularly dust the outside of kitchen furniture, as the grease and steam produced when cooking will stick the dust to the surfaces of the furniture, which will make it more difficult to remove if you rarely clean it.
Buy a wood cleaner based on oil soap. This product is made to remove grease and other stuck substances without damaging wooden surfaces. Oil soap is more powerful than vinegar or a simple solution of dish soap.
Use a soft cloth to apply the oil soap to the furniture in circular motions.
Avoid pressing too hard, as this might remove the varnish.
Use baking powder to tackle the thick layers of sticky substances.
Food traces that have been left for a long time can harden and become difficult to remove.
Baking powder acts as a mild stripper that can remove dried substances without damaging the wood finish.
The Bottom Line
I hope the above tips help you in your routine of cleaning your furniture, cabinets, and woodwork for extended durability.
However, if your furniture or cabinet is damaged beyond restoration by cleaning, you should consider hiring professional help for refinishing.
If you need professional help with furniture/cabinet refinishing and getting rid of stains, Maller Painting can help.
We have years of kitchen cabinet and residential painting experience serving the areas of Beaverton, Sherwood, and Tigard, Oregon.
To give us a try, book a FREE estimate below or call us on (503) 410-6366 if you have questions.
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Kevin began painting houses with his father’s company, C&K Painting, in 1996. His father taught him how to use a brush, roller, and caulk and clean a brush properly. He then worked for several other paint companies, where he learned how to spray oils, lacquers, and all water-based finishes. In 2012, after 15 years of experience, he decided to get licensed and start the Maller Painting Company. His team has focused on providing the best re-painting services to our residential clients in the Beaverton area.