Kitchen cabinets are a significant part of your kitchen’s appearance. But over time, they can start looking dated. The following article will explore some ways. You can touch up your kitchen cabinets quickly and easily. It will also provide tips. How to keep them looking great as the years go by.
If you want to save money in the long term, it’s important to take care of your cabinets now. This way you won’t have to replace them down the road! So without further ado, here are some ways. Make your kitchen look new again!
Clean the Cabinet Doors
Cabinets are typically made up of multiple layers. To make them look great, you need to clean the outer layer and the inner layer. Cleaning the outer layer is relatively simple.
You can use your favorite all-purpose cleaner and a scrub pad to remove dirt and grime. Make sure not to scratch the cabinet surface with your scrub pad! For an added boost, add some lemon juice or vinegar to the mix for extra cleaning power. If you have stubborn stains, try using a pumice stone for a deeper cleanse.
For the inside of your cabinets, take a dry rag or sponge and wipe down the surface. This will remove dust that gets trapped in between each section of your cabinet’s interior walls.
Repair and Replace Drawer Handles
Dirty and old-looking handles can be a big eyesore. Here are some quick tips on how to repair your handles:
If the handle is loose, you’ll need to know where it attaches to the cabinet. There on the inside of the cabinet, you’ll need a screwdriver. If it’s on the outside of the cabinet, you’ll need a wrench or pliers.
Once you have that figured out, remove any screws. Replace it with a new one by following these steps:
1) Apply glue to the back of your new handle and place it in position over top of the old holes.
2) Insert screws through pre-drilled holes in your new handle and tighten them with your screwdriver or wrench/pliers.
3) That’s all there is to it! You just saved yourself money by not having to buy new cabinets!
Update the Color of your Cabinets
One of the easiest ways to update the look of your kitchen is by updating the color of your cabinets. A fresh coat of paint in a new color will give you a whole new kitchen!
If you want to save money, try painting your cabinets with leftover paint from other projects. You can also use an upholstery brush and some leftover latex paint to do this project. This way you won’t have to buy any extra supplies and it will take less time.
Remove Grease by Using a Paste Made of Baking Soda and Water
Grease and food stains can make your cabinets look ugly. To tackle this problem, you can apply a paste made of baking soda and water to the greasy areas on your cabinets. The mixture will act as a scrub that will cut through the grease without damaging the finish on your cabinets.
To remove more stubborn stains, try using a solution of dish soap, lemon juice, and water to gently scrub away any residue clinging to the surface of your cabinet. Be sure not to use too much pressure when scrubbing or you break through the finish on your cabinet doors. Rinse with warm water and dry thoroughly with a towel before applying any other type of coating.
Use Kitchen Cleaners to Keep the Cabinets Nice and Clean
Kitchen cabinets are bound to get dirty after a while. If you don’t clean them, they will accumulate dirt, grease, and food spills over time. To keep your kitchen looking new, it’s important to occasionally clean the cabinets with a good kitchen cleaner.
If you’re in need of a new cleaner, we recommend using our Mr. Clean Multi-Surface Everyday Cleaner. It’s safe for use on all types of surfaces and is available at a great price! This product is made up to remove greasy fingerprints, grime, and dirt from any surface it’s used on, so it’s perfect to use on your cabinets as well!
Apply Petroleum Jelly to Prevent Cracks in Wood Cabinets
One of the most popular and cost-effective ways to keep your wood cabinets looking new is by applying petroleum jelly to prevent cracks. Petroleum jelly is a cheap, effective way to protect your cabinet from cracking when you touch it with your fingers or cooking utensils.
Not only does petroleum jelly keep your cabinet from cracking, but it also helps maintain moisture in the wood for a fresh, shiny appearance. Your cabinet will thank you for this little trick!
What type of Cabinet are you Using?
The first thing to consider is what type of cabinet you are using. There are a few different cabinet materials that you will come across, and each material has a variety of styles to choose from. For example, some homeowners prefer the look of a traditional kitchen with wooden cabinetry, while others may go for the sleek look of stainless steel and glass.
Some homeowners prefer the look of a traditional kitchen with wooden cabinetry, while others may go for the sleek look of stainless steel and glass.
Touching up with New Hardware
If your kitchen cabinets are looking a little dated, you can give them a makeover by replacing the hardware. You can find hardware at most hardware stores or do a quick google search for cabinet knobs and pulls.
You may be tempted to just buy any old knob you find, but they won’t necessarily match your cabinets. If you’re buying online, pay close attention to the picture of the knob so you know what it will look like before ordering. Then when you begin the installation, keep in mind that knobs typically go on the interior of cabinet doors, and pulls should be used as drawer handles. This is an inexpensive way to spruce up your kitchen!
How to Refinish Kitchen Cabinets
If your kitchen cabinets are looking a little too “old” for your taste, there is an easy way to give them a quick makeover: refinishing!
It’s no surprise that refinishing your kitchen cabinets will require some elbow grease and time on your part. But the work is worth it in the end. There are a few different ways to go about this project. If you want to save money, you can do it yourself by following these steps:
1) Remove all drawer and cabinet doors from the cabinets.
2) Use sandpaper or paint stripper to strip off any old paint/sealant that may be on the surface of the wood.
3) Sand down any rough edges or splinters with sandpaper to smooth out any imperfections.
4) Apply a coat of sealant or paint to the wood, and let dry. Repeat until desired coverage is achieved.
5) Replace all doors back into place!
Now that you know how to touch up kitchen cabinets, you should be able to tackle the project with ease. We hope this guide has helped you to transform your cabinets and make them feel like new again. If you have any questions or need help, please don’t hesitate to contact us.