Tips For Cleaning Laminate Cabinets

By: Mrs. Mathis

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Cleaning laminate cabinets is a relatively easy job, thanks in part to the nature of their construction. Laminate cabinets are made of Formica or some other plastic that is both durable and stain resistant. Thus, all you need to have on hand to clean a laminate cabinet is the most basic of cleaning products.

In fact, you can clean a laminate cabinet with nothing more than a sponge dipped in clean water. However, thoroughly cleaning laminate cabinets requires a little more effort.

How To Clean Laminate Cabinets: Daily Cleaning

To clean a laminate cabinet that has had something like spaghetti sauce or soda spattered on it by a careless cook, wipe the surface with a sponge dipped in whatever water your use to wash dishes. Then rinse the sponge and wipe the cabinet again. This will give you a clean laminate cabinet that is ready to house anything from your fine china to a can of tuna fish.

How To Clean Laminate Cabinets: Deep Cleaning

Cleaning laminate cabinets that have a significant build up of grease or grime requires a little more work than just a wipe down. Use a product designed for heavy duty cleaning and a damp sponge. Wipe the cabinet with a sponge dipped in the cleaning solution. Then rinse the dirty sponge under warm running water, apply more cleaner, and wipe again.

When cleaning laminate cabinets, it is important to finish up with a thorough rinsing to remove any residual soap or cleaner.

How To Clean Laminate Cabinets: What Not To Use

Never use acid-based or powdered cleaners to clean a laminate cabinet. Cleaning laminate cabinets with such strong cleaners may leave them dull or even discolored.

Now you know the secret to cleaning laminate cabinets and countertops. You can be proud of the steps you are taking to provide your family with a clean, healthy place to live and love.

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