How to Clean an Oak Kitchen Cabinet

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How to Clean an Oak Kitchen Cabinet
Clean oak wood cabinets with a wax-free cleaner. (modern kitchen with cabinets image by redking from

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.

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Things you need

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

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  1. 1

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

  2. 2

    Wipe the cabinets clean with a cloth.

  3. 3

    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.

  4. 4

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

Tips and warnings

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

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