The kitchen, unfortunately, is prone to the formation of vapors from meal preparation, which make our furniture dull and full of halos. Not to mention the fact that we constantly tend to open the doors of our cabinets to get the various ingredients. In short, whether for one reason or another, having shiny and clean kitchen cabinets could be really difficult. But not for us! Today, in fact, we will see together how to use some homemade and natural ingredients in order to remove fingerprints and halos from kitchen cabinets quickly and easily!
A first remedy is to use baking soda, an ingredient known for its cleaning, degreasing and gently abrasive effect that can remove encrusted grease. All you will need to do, then, is pour some water into a bowl and add, then, the baking soda until you get a liquid mixture. After that, dip a clean, soft cloth into the resulting solution, wring it out to remove excess water and wipe it over the surface of the door several times until the dirt, halos and fingerprints are removed. Finally, use a clean cloth to wipe dry. If you want to avoid waste, you can also dissolve 1.5 ounce of baking soda in half a quart of water and pour it into a spray bottle that you can use as needed!
White wine vinegar
Another pantry ingredient that can come to your rescue in such cases is vinegar, which boasts strong cleaning, degreasing and polishing properties! So, in a bucket containing 3 cups of lukewarm water, add half a glass of vinegar and then soak a soft cloth inside the resulting solution. At this point, wipe it over the doors of your kitchen cabinets, rub gently and rinse with a clean damp cloth.
N.B Vinegar should not be used on marble or natural stone surfaces, as it may dull them. Also avoid it for painted and polished wood and laminate.
After baking soda and vinegar, how could liquid soap, which boasts a very gentle cleaning property such that it can be used on virtually any surface, be missing from the roll call? Pour, then, a few flakes or a few scoops of liquid soap into warm water and use, then, the mixture to wash your kitchen cabinets. Finally, rinse with warm water and you’re done!
Yellow soap can also come to your rescue in case your kitchen furniture is dirty and full of halos and fingerprints! We remind you, in fact, that this ingredient is also very effective in cleaning the encrusted cooktop and making it shiny like a mirror! So, cut a cube of this soap and dissolve it in the sink basin filled with water. After that, soak a microfiber cloth and wipe it over your cabinet doors. If you want to make this remedy even better, you can also add 1 tablespoon of baking soda to the mixture-your furniture will be as good as new!
Lemon, the citrus fruit with such properties that it is a true ally in eco-friendly household cleaning! As it is known, in fact, it is able to degrease, polish and, above all, impart a fresh scent to surfaces and rooms. Not surprisingly, it is used to eliminate bad odors in the bathroom!
Cut, then, a lemon in half, after which you dip it in some baking soda and wait for the baking soda to soften. At this point, run the sponge over the cabinet door and your furniture will be super clean! In addition to polishing, this remedy will also help remove yellow stains!
DIY polish remover
And now, let’s see together how to make a DIY polish to bring shine to kitchen cabinets that have lost their beauty! All you need is:
- 2 tablespoons of cold water
- 2 tablespoons of sweet almond oil
Then mix the ingredients in a bowl, after which you dip a white cotton cloth inside and wipe it over your cabinet door. Finally, let it dry and your kitchen cabinets will look as good as new!
Warning. This remedy is only suitable for the outside surface of the doors.
If you have lacquered doors
On the other hand, if you have furniture with lacquered doors, we have an effective trick for you that will make them clean and shiny in no time! All you need to do is mix potato starch or cornstarch in warm water until you get a thin cream and then moisten the cloth in the resulting mixture. After that, wring it out to remove the excess solution, wipe it over the surface and dry with another dry cloth.
Remember d make sure you can use the indicated methods on kitchen surfaces in order not to ruin them. Therefore, always try in a hidden corner first.