I bought an amazing 2 piece white (enamel paint) kitchen cupboard with wonderful red and chrome knobs. Problem is the white is very stained both inside the cabinets and the doors, I'd love to keep it fairly icky primitive looking, but want it to look CLEAN as well! (My husband doesn't understand this concept-he in fact thinks I'm crazy and not making sense!) any advise on remove some staining short of repainting?
Topic: Removing stains from white cabinet(11 posts)
Bleach, or try those magic erasers, they work really well. Diane
need to watch using anything rough due to scratching surface.
try warm, soapy water washing all over....i've heard things like dreft and cascade work well, then remove all and dry....then one or all of the following....
make a paste of baking soda and water, rub in then rinse off well.
try diluting chlorine or hydrogen peroxide bleach, rinsing off quickly.
if this doesn't work...mix 1 tablespoon trisodium phosphate with gallon warm water (don't mix with any other cleaner/solution and wear gloves!)
enamel is hard but some things can wear it away or down...like acids....so stay away from them.
good luck and if all else fails....maybe sponge on paint in like color and blend in well to camoflauge!!!!!
Dawn De-greaser in a spray bottle is my favorite but you have to be careful of paint. Test an area first.
Try using warm water mixed with a little bleach and a squeeze of dishwashing soap. You may have to scrub it to lift the stains. I use a nylon scrub brush. Rinse throughly, then rub dry. This works well on siding also. I thought I was going to have to repaint my house and I used this to clean the siding before painting. It worked so well I didn't have to paint for another 2 years!
How about a little Soft Scrub? I have has good luck with this with no scratching, and it has bleach in it too.
did you have any luck cleaning that up?
well its been sitting unworked on since the last post! It came crashing down (it was sitting too close to the garage door) and now I'm packing to move!
I'm in the process of moving too. It will probably take until spring to get it done. We know it should come in March - so much to do - so much stuff to sort and get rid of. We have a place we can rent 6 doors down from the shabby, dirty, dumpy little cottage we bought 6 months ago. The place we have been in is nearly done and needs to find a renter. The shabby, dirty, dumpy little cottage needs a lot of TLC. We already took the kitchen out and it is in the house we are in. The SDDLC has been on hold for quite a while. It's best features are 1) a good sized garage 2) a smaller garage 3) a garden 4) it is a convenient location for work for me 5) and it has some really great lock plates on the interior doors. Otherwise it is shabby, dirty, dumpy and little...
I wonder how to get newspaper that are stuck on hardwood floors off...
I've still been going back and forth how to do the doors. I wonder if I can stand it to shabby them - yet I think they could look right. I did clean on one of them. ;op
Have you tried olive oil on the newspaper stuck to the floors?
I sure will give it a try!!!
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