How to Clean Cabinets

What you’ll need:

  • Sandpaper
  • Danish oil
  • Rag
  • Pledge 
  • Paper towel
  • Water

Cleaning a lacquer finish

Let’s talk about cleaning cabinets! Sometimes people have questions about that. It depends on the finish. If it’s a lacquer finish, or a polyurethane finish, you can easily take a cloth and get it damp and clean them with water.

A lot of people are afraid of water on wood, but in this case, not a problem. You just clean it with water, take some paper towels, and dry it.

If it’s just dusting, you can use Pledge or any type of household product and just dust your furniture.

Cleaning an oil finish

Other furniture may have just an oil finish on it, like entertainment centers or end tables. If it’s a regular dusting, you can use Pledge or any household product for dusting.

If it has gotten very dry or it has some kind of mars on it, that you’d have to really clean up. It’s pretty simple to fix that.

  1. You take some sandpaper, give it a light sanding with the grain.
  2. Then you would take a tack cloth or paper towel (but tack cloth works best) and wipe it clean.
  3. Get some good Danish oil. Just put a little bit on a rag and wipe it on the surface. It will bring back the luster of the wood, just putting that oil onto the wood surface.
  4. You would then leave this sit for 5, 10 and minutes and then come back and get a dry cloth, or even paper towels, and just soak up any excess Danish oil that you have.
  5. Back to looking new again!

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