Do you enjoy scrubbing your kitchen cabinets? You might want to rethink the task if there is a unique feature on them, and you know it requires cleaning before painting. Also, see how radial arm sprayers can make future cleaning tasks much easier than they have been in the past.
Living with a New Faith
We’ve all been there. You’re finally finished painting your kitchen and you prep it for the new laminate flooring. Suddenly, you realize that the cabinets are caked in food and grease.
There are a few things you can do to clean the cabinets before painting them:
1. Clear out any large pieces of debris that may be stuck in between the cabinet tracks. This includes dishes, bones, etc.
2. Scrub down the cabinet with a solution of soap and water. Get into all the crevices and corners. Be careful not to damage the paint or finish on the cabinets.
3. Wipe down the entire cabinet with a dull cloth dampened in dishwashing detergent and water. If needed, add a gentle abrasive such as baking soda to help break up the grease and grime. Be sure to rinse off all of the cleaning agents before painting。
Kitchen Cabinet Cleaning
If you’re looking to clean your kitchen cabinets before painting, there are several methods you can use. You can use a multipurpose cleaner and bucket, or use diluted white vinegar and water. If you’re using a multipurpose cleaner, be sure to read the instructions carefully because some cleaners are tough onwood finishes. If you have access to a dishwasher, washing your kitchen cabinets in the dishwasher will also clean them. Be sure to select the ‘sanitize’ option if you’re using a disinfectant like vinegar or bleach.
Before and After of Painting
Cleaning Kitchen Cabinets Before Painting
Most people think of painting as a once in a while job. Sure, you can go through the pain and hassle of painting every couple of years, but what if you could clean your cabinets first to make the task that much easier? Here are the before and after photos of my kitchen cabinet cleaning project.
Before painting: Cabinets were dirty and there was dried mustard on the hardware.
After cleaning and priming: Cabinets were clean, shiny, and free of mustard. Plus, the fresh paint smelled amazing! All I needed was some brushes and paint to finish the job.
Before painting your kitchen cabinets, it’s important to clean them completely. This will remove any dirt, dust, and debris that may have built up over time and caused the wood to become discolored. Use a solution of equal parts water and white vinegar to clean all surfaces of the cabinet; be sure to let the mixture soak into the wood for a few minutes before wiping it off. Be careful not to harm the finish on the cabinet with harsh cleaning agents or abrasive pads, as this can damage the paint job. Finally, seal any cracks or joints in the cabinetry with a small amount of furniture polish before painting.