How to Clean an Oak Kitchen Cabinet

Written by melissa rae | 13/05/2017
How to Clean an Oak Kitchen Cabinet
Clean oak wood cabinets with a wax-free cleaner. (modern kitchen with cabinets image by redking from Fotolia.com)

Oak's strength and hardness makes it a popular wood for cabinetry. Its natural golden colour adds an attractive look to most kitchens, though it's available in an array of colours and finishes. Clean oak kitchen cabinets with a no-wax wood cleaner and polish them with lemon or orange oil.

Things you need

  • Wood cleaner, no wax

  • Cloths

  • Lemon or orange oil

Spray the cabinets thoroughly with wood cleaner. Allow it to sit for five minutes on stained or grease-covered cabinets.

Wipe the cabinets clean with a cloth.

Apply a small amount of lemon or orange oil to a cloth. Rub the entire wood surface to give it a nice glow. A little goes a long way, so avoid soaking the wood in oil.

Wipe away any excess oil with a clean, dry cloth.

Tips

  • Wipe unfinished oak cabinets with a clean, dry cloth. Never use water or cleaning products to avoid damaging the wood.

Tips and Warnings

  • Wipe unfinished oak cabinets with a clean, dry cloth. Never use water or cleaning products to avoid damaging the wood.

Things you need

  • Wood cleaner, no wax
  • Cloths
  • Lemon or orange oil

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