How do I Clean Grease Stains from Wooden Cabinet Doors?

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Whether your wooden cabinets are in the bathroom, kitchen or in the garage, keeping them clean and fat-free is important to maintain a hygienic living environment as well as make the cabinets look better. Cabinet doors are particularly prone to accumulating fats as the most exposed to the environment not to mention being the part of the cabinet that is most regularly touched. Hard abrasives and washers should not be used with wooden cabinets. If you use the right cleaning agents, a soft cloth or sponge, it will suffice for the task.


How do I Clean Grease Stains from Wooden Cabinet Doors?

How do I Clean Grease Stains from Wooden Cabinet Doors

Things you need

  • Sodium bicarbonate
  • Water
  • Sponge
  • White vinegar
  • Old Towel/clean cloth
  • Dental Brush


Step by Step

  1. Mix a paste of baking soda and water and apply it to the cabinet doors with the sponge. Clean the grease, go with the grain of the wood.
  2. Rinse with water and check that all the fat is removed. If there are still traces, apply white vinegar with the sponge and clean the grease stains.
  3. Rinse with water and dry with the old towel or cloth. Do not leave the doors of the drip-dry cabinet, as the water can be leached to the wood and spoil the finish.
  4. Apply the baking soda paste and water to the door handles if they are greasy. Use a brush to rub the handles and any other hardware on the cabinet doors. Wash with water and a dry towel.

Tips & Warnings

# Painted wooden cabinets are usually easy to clean with warm water and mild detergent. Avoid hard abrasives as this may damage the paint.
# Consider applying a sealant to the cabinets to protect them from dirt and make cleaning even easier.
# Take the doors out of the closet and clean them all together in the laundry or even out-it is much easier than coming to clean high-set cabinets or corner cabinets in strange positions.
# Do not use the toothbrush used for the cabinet handles for cleaning the teeth.