Atra interior design group's suggestions to clean painted cabinets
- Painted cabinets that are sealed with one or more coats of oil-base paint are more durable -- and therefore more scrubbable -- than latex-painted wood.
- Wash painted cabinets with warm water and diluted all-purpose cleaner, wood cleaner, or white vinegar.
- Do not get the wood excessively wet.
- Rinse the surface with a second cloth and clean water.
- Wipe areas that might be contaminated with food-borne bacteria with an antibacterial kitchen cleaner or a solution of 1 tablespoon bleach to 1 quart water.
- If grease builds up, wipe the cabinets with ammonia and water.
- Rinse with clear water. For stubborn stains, loosen dirt with a paste of baking soda and water.
- Don't use abrasive cleaners or scouring pads because they can scratch the surface.