Grease stains have a tendency to go unnoticed, allowing them to build up to seemingly impossible proportions. These grease stains can damage the wood of your cabinets if allowed to remain for a long period of time. However, as unpleasnat as these stains may seem, they are easily remedied.
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Things you need
- Dish soap
- Baking soda
- Laundry soap powder
- Club soda
Mix 2 tablespoons of dish soap with 2 cups of warm water and scrub the cabinet with a clean cloth, following the grain of the wood. Rinse the area clean with a sponge, and dry it with a clean towel.
Sprinkle baking soda onto a clean damp cloth and scrub the cabinet. Rinse with a clean sponge, and dry the area with a clean dry towel.
Mix half a cup of borax, two teaspoons laundry soap powder, one tablespoon of ammonia and warm water in a spray bottle. Spray the mixture onto the cabinets and wipe them clean.
Mix a combination of equal parts lime and club soda to wipe the cabinets free of grease, using a soft clean cloth. Dry with a soft towel.
Mix vinegar and water and clean the cabinets, using a sponge or soft clean cloth. If the grease won't come off, use only vinegar.
Tips and warnings
- Greased Lightening, Orange Glo, Simple Green, and Dawn dish soap are all effective in removing tough grease stains. Read and follow the manufacturer's instructions closely.
- Avoid the use of wool, scrub brushes, and anything abrasive that may damage the cabinets. Only use soft non-abrasive towels and cloths or sponges.