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Painted Vs. Stained Cabinets [houzz= w=300]

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Jacksonville Magazine: Proud to have been a part of this project with Orangerie Home and McAneny Builders.

How to clean your cabinets.

Painted Cabinets: Clean with warm water and white vinegar 50/50. Do not get the wood excessively wet. Do not rub the surface vigorously, an overall soft swirling motion works best. Rinse the surface with a second cloth and clean water. Never use abrasive or chemical cleaners, or applicators. Thoroughly dry the cabinets with a soft cloth and anytime water comes in contact with the painted surfaces.

Stained Cabinets: Apply a dab of Murphy Oil Soap on a damp sponge or soft cloth; then wipe the soiled area. Wipe the area again with a dry cloth. To clean the entire cabinet surface, mix 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of the oil soap into a gallon of warm water, the amount determined by the type of cleaning your cabinets need: mild or deep. Wipe the cabinet surfaces first with a microfiber cloth to remove dust; then dip a sponge or lint-free cloth into the water, wringing out most of the moisture. Wipe down the cabinet surfaces, with a soft swirling motion, rinsing the sponge or cloth out and dipping it back into the soapy water as needed. Thoroughly dry the cabinets with a soft cloth and anytime water comes in contact with stained surfaces.

Cabinet Magic: (can be purchased at local home improvement stores, Lowes, Home Depot) Can be used for cleaning and maintaining stained wood cabinetry, per instructions on container.

Faux Limed Finishes: Mild liquid soap and warm water, test on a non-exposed area first as each faux finish is developed differently. Never use abrasives or chemical cleaners, never rub or scrub the surfaces. If you have questions about your faux finish, please contact the artist prior to using anything on the surface.