Posts Tagged ‘Kitchen cabinets’

Tips on Cleaning Old Grease from Kitchen Cabinets

Sunday, January 15th, 2017
Girl cleaing the Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen Cabinets cleaned by a lady

The darkening and the yellowing on the kitchen cabinets don’t accumulate or grows overnight. It grows as when the time passes. But the most irritating and stubborn stains that increases the rigidity of removing off the surface of the kitchen cabinets is the accumulation of grease and old stains. More the stubborn and the sticker, results into difficult task of removing them off from your kitchen cabinets. The glint of sparkling clean and cleaned kitchen cabinets helps in offering airiness in the workhorse space and the kitchen cabinet surfaces free of accumulated grime do not offer with a charming appearance. The old grime might also lead in bad and rancid odor too. Get your kitchen cabinet space free from clutter by making them as clean as possible for making your space better where you can proudly mix, stir, cook and fry.

Old grease cleaning tips from the kitchen cabinets:

Magic of vinegar:

If you’re thinking that vinegar is only used for picking up veggies or sprinkling over the French fries, then let me tell you, you’re thinking it wrong. Vinegar is more powerful than you’re thinking for. It comprises of removing the grease bursting qualities too. You can clean the kitchen cabinets affected from grease and stains by preparing the solution.

Prepare the solution by mixing a part of water with a part of white vinegar. Use a clean and soft cloth and dampen it a little by using the solution of vinegar and water. Wipe off the grease observed on the kitchen cabinetry. Let it rest for some while on the cabinets and rinse it off using clean eater. Even, it’s advisable f using Luke warm water for cleaning it completely off the surface of the cabinets.

Make the use of paper towel for drying the dampen surface. Note that the entire surface is neat and clean for not damaging the kitchen cabinets further.

Grease removing ingredients:

There are many different solutions available for cleaning off the grease permanently from the surface of your kitchen cabinets. Even you can make homemade solutions for cleaning it; it will help in avoiding any damaging side effects. The harsh cleaners can also affect the surface of your cabinets installed.

Dish soaping ingredient is helpful in cleaning off surface of grease. Use Luke warm water for cleaning the clutter of grease accumulated on the surface of the kitchen cabinets. Hot water helps in removing and melting down the grease accumulated on the surface. Clean the grease in a circular motion by applying minimum pressure.

Always use a circular motion for cleaning the grease. If by applying minimum pressure it’s not removing the grease, it’s advisable of applying a little more amount of pressure to the surface. It’s advisable of changing the Luke warm water as soon as it gets cold. Cold water will not effect on the grease and it might increase the mess on your cabinets. Cleaning the kitchen cabinets by following the ways will help in preventing any accumulation of grease of oil stains in future.

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Tips For Kitchen Cabinets

Sunday, December 18th, 2016
replacing kitchen cabinets

Changing kitchen cabinets

Kitchen cabinets are very essential part of your kitchen. Looks of kitchen depends very much upon how your kitchen cabinets looks. Hence if your kitchen cabinets are old and they look very dull then it will deteriorate whole look of your kitchen. To avoid this, you must take proper care of your kitchen cabinets and make efforts to make it look more beautiful. If you don’t find any scope of maintaining them then you must go for replacing your kitchen cabinets to bring back the charm of your kitchen. Just like bed is one of the most essential things in your bedroom, kitchen cabinets are one of the most essential parts of your kitchen which should be up to date. Here are some of the kitchen cabinets tips for making your kitchen look more beautiful.

  • Remove old kitchen cabinets

When you are replacing your kitchen cabinets, first thing you should be doing is to remove your old kitchen cabinets. While you are removing old kitchen cabinets make sure that you only want to remove the kitchen cabinets and not the walls. Hence be careful and don’t take the walls off while you are removing old cabinets. Most of the times, it is not just the screws which are holding the kitchen cabinets. Take some time and find out each and every screw which is holding your kitchen cabinets and carefully remove them. You can use utility knife for taking of any caulk on the edges.

  • Efficient installation

If you are going for DIY kitchen cabinets installation then you must go in proper order for getting the best result. You must first of all start with the wall cabinets. After that you must move down towards the base. By starting the installation from the top, it will help to stop everything which is getting in your way. You must also start from the corner as it will save you from big frustration and will also save your much time.

  • Remove the drawers and doors

Make sure to strip the cabinets down before you are putting them up. Generally cabinets will come already installed with the doors and drawers attached to it. It may seem a little bit counterproductive if you take them off but this will make your kitchen cabinets a bit lighter. This will also make handling them easier and it will also avail the screws together. Before removing they mark every drawer and door properly for matching up with the original cabinets where it was attached.

  • Support the actual weight of the cabinets

Make use of the cleat and save them back. Installation of kitchen cabinets is a two person’s project. You can use 1*3 or 1*2 pieces of wood for supporting weight of your kitchen cabinets and it will help you to push them back. However chances are there that it can fall forward. You can also make sure that it is not sliding or slipping over the wall again.

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How To Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets

Saturday, March 5th, 2016
Tricks of Painting kitchen cabinets

Ways of painting kitchen cabinets

You might be feeling your kitchen like dull and old and boring. If it is so one of the reasons behind it is your dull and boring cabinets which take away all the charm and beauty of your kitchen and make it to look dull and boring. There are many ways to freshen up your kitchen and one of the fastest and easiest ways is to paint your kitchen cabinets. You can give a quick coat and paint your kitchen cabinets. Painting your kitchen cabinets is by far the simplest way to update your kitchen without spending lots of bucks. Painting your kitchen cabinets is not only inexpensive but it is also a DIY project which will enlighten your kitchen and it will seem to look like new. Painting your kitchen cabinets will increase your interest in the kitchen and you will like to spend more time in your kitchen.

Materials you need while painting your kitchen cabinets

  • Rubber gloves
  • Goggles
  • Stix
  • Primer
  • Tack paper
  • Paint
  • Trisodium phosphate
  • Sandpaper or sander
  • Painters tape and plastic sheeting

Before starting to paint your kitchen cabinets make sure you have these stuff with you and then only start the work of painting your kitchen cabinets. Here are some of the steps which will help you regarding how to paint your kitchen cabinets.

  • Pick your paint

Now this is something which is very essential while painting your kitchen cabinets. Choosing is the right color is by far the most important thing while painting your kitchen cabinets as selection of wrong color can give your kitchen a bad look even after trying so hard to improve it. Your all efforts can go in vain if you select a color which does not blend in with the kitchen interiors so while painting your kitchen cabinets choose the color wisely. When you are done with selection of color you must focus on the type of finish you are opting while painting your kitchen cabinets. You might have a habit of sticking to a specific finish, but you might try something new. While painting your kitchen cabinets especially when doing it yourself it is advisable to use a finish which has semi-gloss finish. Paint with semi-gloss finish avails you with ease of cleaning and wiping. Paint with semi-gloss finish can be easily cleaned without much effort and kitchen is such a place which gets dirty often and needs to clean on a regular basis. Thus while painting your kitchen cabinets make sure to have semi-gloss finish.

If you go for flatter finish then it will grab your cloth and it will give a chalky feel. If not flatter then it doesn’t mean you should go with high gloss finish.  As you are painting your kitchen cabinets by yourself, high gloss finishes can be a bit risky. If you paint your kitchen cabinets with high gloss, it will highlight each and every brush stroke along with every roll mark you do.

The best color you should pick for painting your kitchen cabinets is white. Although many people go with other light colors but the best one to choose is white and it is evergreen. A white kitchen signifies clean kitchen.

  • Clean and cover

Before painting your kitchen cabinets, preparing your kitchen for it is very important. Start with cleaning your kitchen cabinets as it is very much necessary. After cleaning the kitchen cabinets, cover the flooring and counter tops with plastic sheeting or tape. This will protect the finishes of the flooring and counter tops and it will also avoid the ugly stains weakening the look of your kitchen.  While cleaning the kitchen cabinets use some degreasing materials like trisodium phosphate so that all the grease and dirt is out of your kitchen cabinets. If cleaning is not done before painting your kitchen cabinets, then it will not give your cabinets an attractive look as you expected it to give. You might not know but grease is such a thing which is hidden in such places which you can’t even think about like near the handles, under the edge of the cupboard doors and under the cabinets. Your paint will stick in a better manner if you wash and clean those places. Take proper time and clean them effectively. If you wash them right way then it would be the best thing to do.

  • Sand, prime and sand again

Once you are done with cleaning your cupboards, give light sand to them with around 220 to 400 grit and sandpaper based upon the finish of your cabinets. If you are having an open grained kind of finish such as oak then you should probably use heavy grit sandpaper. After you are done with sanding, remove the cupboards and start painting with an appropriate on the primer. When you complete the first side, lay them flat and let it dry properly before you turn on to the other side. Touch it once and if you think it is dry then only flip the side of the cupboard. As soon as the primer dries, give a light sanding to the cupboards so that it will smoothen the brush strokes made by you and give a good finish. Vacuum your cabinet or you can even wipe it out with a damp cloth to clean any debris because of sanding. After that you can have coat of stix which will give a better finish. For even better result, you can apply two coat of stix.

  • Time to paint

Before painting your kitchen cabinets, it is very important to have brush or rollers of good quality. It will enhance the appeal of paint you applied. Firstly apply a thin coat on the cabinets and leave it to get dry so that it doesn’t get any drip marks. Once it is dry, touch and check it and then turn on the other side and repeat the same process on the other side. Don’t hurry for applying the second coat, wait for some hours and then apply the second coat.

 

 

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