Despite the modern era, I prefer vintage! Therefore, most of my furniture, including my kitchen cabinets, is made of oak. Even though dusting the living room furniture is a piece of cake, I can’t say the same about those kitchen cabinets. In spite of this, I won’t change the vintage appeal of my house.
As well as dust, oak cabinets collect grease and grime, which can be easily cleaned if the wood is in good condition. The situation changes if the cabinets have some timeless crevices, as you will have to be careful to remove grease from those tiny cracks.
Whenever you clean oak furniture, you should avoid liquid cleaners because they might damage or stain the finish. You should, however, rely only on vinegar for grime-busting!
Let’s take a look at how oak furniture is actually cleaned!
🛒 Supplies required:
▪ mild detergent
▪ 1 ounce of grease-cutting dish soap
▪ 1 gallon of water
▪ baking soda
▪ dusting rag or feather duster
▪ microfiber cloth
▪ soft rag
🧽 The cleaning process is as follows:
The first step is to dust the cabinets with a feather duster or a dusting rag.
To prepare a daily cleaning solution, mix mild detergent with one gallon of water, along with one ounce of grease-cutting dish soap.
Using a microfiber cloth, start wiping the kitchen cabinets with the mixture. Then, rinse with clean water and dry with a soft rag.
In the next step, add equal parts of white vinegar and water to a bucket, and use the solution to clean off grease or grime buildup on kitchen cabinets. Use the same microfiber cloth to wash and rinse with plain water, then dry with a rag.
Using baking soda paste and a toothbrush, scrub dirt away from wood turnings, moldings, around hinges, and around other hardware. Finally, rinse the cabinets with water and dry them with a soft cloth.