How to degrease kitchen furniture and polish wood to make it look like new

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To have an impeccable kitchen, it is important to maintain it regularly. However, wooden furniture can quickly become greasy from food vapors. Find out how to effectively clean them to make this room spotless.
Some household chores can give us a hard time. Among them, the complete cleaning of the kitchen and wooden furniture. With the right tips, this chore will be over quickly.

How to degrease kitchen furniture and polish wood to make it look like new
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The kitchen is our house’s standard of cleanliness
The centerpiece of our interior, it is important for a good fairy of the house that the kitchen is always impeccable. And for good reason, this place is prone to dirt because we spend the vast majority of our time there. Food vapor, handprints, water are all elements that can fatten the wood and make it sticky.

We also regularly touch the cabinets which makes them prone to bacteria build-up. A compelling reason to take care of it at least once a week. To do this, you need to have the right tips to make the furniture impeccable and polished. With the right ingredients and techniques, you will not spoil this noble material which makes a kitchen more elegant.

1. White vinegar

This acidic solution is the best friend of all your household chores, even when cleaning the laundry. And for good reason, it is astringent and unclogs bacteria without attacking the material you want. An ideal ingredient for wood, rather fragile. To take advantage of this must-have tip, put half a glass of white vinegar in a bucket filled with 500 ml of lukewarm water. Mix the container and soak a soft cloth in this natural cleaning product.

All you have to do is run it gently over the surface. Warning: you must follow the direction of the wood furrows so as not to attack it. This will help remove traces of grease inside. Still stubborn stains? Add to this product half a teaspoon of ecological washing-up liquid for a more powerful product for a polished and shiny piece of furniture. White vinegar is renowned for its degreasing properties.

2. Sodium bicarbonate

As effective as the dreaded white vinegar, baking soda is also a great option. The reason? It too has degreasing but also antibacterial properties just like conventional cleaning products, but more respectful of materials, your skin, and the environment. An argument to favor this healthy alternative. This kitchen powder has a slightly abrasive effect, which is ideal for destroying grease encrusted in your wooden furniture such as cupboards or drawers. If you want to enjoy it, pour it into a bowl to which you will add a little water to obtain a homogeneous and liquid cleaning paste. Then you will need to soak a clean cloth with this mixture.

All you have to do is clean the wood with this product that you have just made yourself. Be careful to be delicate by scrupulously following the grain of the wood. Finally, wipe with a damp cloth and let dry.

3. 90-degree alcohol

Despite the fact that this product is very strong, it is devilishly effective in degreasing furniture as long as you mix it. Lukewarm water for 3 teaspoons of alcohol will suffice in a glass. This product can also be used to clean stubborn stains on walls due to its purity.

Pass a cloth soaked in this mixture on the furniture and you will be amazed at all the dirt that will stick to this fabric.

4. Marseille soap

This tip is ideal for more regular maintenance because the product is gentler. And for good reason, this artisanal soap from the South is known to clean with delicacy. For this, prefer the liquid version that you pour into a bucket filled with lukewarm water.

Then all you need to do is moisten a soft cloth in the container and wipe away any dirty or sticky areas on the wood. And the final touch: a good rinse with lukewarm water so that the wood is impeccable and shiny. By the way, did you know that you can make this product on your own?

5. Beeswax

Sold in drugstores or supermarkets, this product is devilishly effective in making wood shine. It is not only formidable for making your furniture shiny but also for removing stubborn layers of dust on them. With this wax, your cabinets, drawers, and dressers will look new!

For ecological reasons, it would be wise to ask the department advisor for an organic product to avoid toxic substances. A few drops in a microfiber cloth that you wipe gently and you’re done. It is important to look at the instructions to know what type of wood is suitable for this cleaning. Remember to use gloves!

When should I clean my wooden furniture?
If it is not Marseille soap, it is better to do this task every two weeks because the wood can deteriorate quickly. To prevent grease on your furniture, you can wipe with a barely dampened rag.