Many people choose matte fronts for their kitchen furniture, because it is much easier to keep them clean than high gloss lacquered cabinets. However, this type of development requires special care. In order for matte surfaces to look neat, they should be cleaned regularly and carefully.
So what do you need to remember when caring for matte kitchen cabinets?
What should you use to clean matte fronts?
Delicate dirt can be cleaned with a cloth soaked in water with a solution of warm water and washing-up liquid. However, you have to be careful, the right choice of material is critical here. A soft microfiber cloth is the perfect solution. Avoid sharp sponges and any abrasive materials that could scratch the matte fronts. However, this method may not work for more stubborn dirt or dried stains. How to clean matte kitchen furniture in case of more stubborn dirt?
Before you reach for chemicals, you can try old proven home remedies. A solution of water with vinegar and lemon juice or water with ammonia (one tablespoon per liter of water) or a solution of water with baking soda (the proportion of four tablespoons of soda per liter of water) works great. Use these methods with caution, as too much force may discolor furniture, especially dark shades. If, on the other hand, the kitchen fronts are covered with grease stains here and there – it is best to use specialized detergents, which are best used only topically.
TIP: Did you know that if you add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to the solution of water and washing-up liquid, when cleaning matte fronts, you will spread a pleasant aroma throughout the kitchen? The pleasant smell will stay in the room for a long time and your furniture will shine with cleanliness!
How do I clean dull kitchen furniture?
Remember to try to clean the kitchen furniture from top to bottom. Thanks to this, you will avoid the deposition of dirt and dust on the surfaces that have just been cleaned. It is also worthwhile to vacuum the fronts dry first before washing them. Thanks to this, you will get rid of the top layer of dust and dirt.
TIP: The top of the cupboards is where the dust is stuck with grease.
It is therefore a good practice to clean and dry the surface and apply scraps of paper or remnants of wallpaper to the uppermost parts of the furniture.
Thanks to this, the settling dust and grease will be collected on the protective layer created by you, and not directly on the furniture. The next time you clean, you just need to roll up and throw away the paper or wallpaper, and gently wipe the tops of the cabinets with a damp cloth.
Regardless of which of the above methods you choose, it is very important to regularly clean matte kitchen fronts and remove all stains and dirt, and even ordinary water stains from them, on a regular basis. Thanks to such treatments, your kitchen will always look perfect!