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Asked on May 14, 2017

Cleaning white cabinets in a kitchen. Help!

BobbieMichele PappagalloJoyce Bower-Malsch


If I took all the doors and draws out/off all I left is yellowing as well as alI the draws and cabinet fronts. I've just about used all the cleaning products. Help! Thank you.
5 answers
  • Judy Ferrell
    on May 14, 2017

    try white vinegar or bleach. you might need to paint

  • Blissful1
    on May 15, 2017

    Have you used murphy's oil soap? Another product that has worked for me when nothing else does is Barkeeper's Friend. It would take some elbow grease using a soft washcloth but the citric acid in the cleanser would probably help to remove the yellow discoloration. Hope this helps!
  • Joyce Bower-Malsch
    on May 15, 2017

    I had a beautiful white kitchen installed about 20 years ago. It turned yellow too and nothing worked to remove the yellow. I even tried a steam cleaner and it melted the finish! Sadly we had to put in a new kitchen, this time we used cherry wood with a walnut finish. It's pretty but I miss my white kitchen.
  • Michele Pappagallo
    on May 16, 2017

    It really depends on what is causing the yellowing. It could be a number of things....paint yellowing over time, smoke residue from indoor smoking, cleaning product residue from years of cleaning, poor ventilation in the kitchen area, etc. If that is the case, there is not much that will help. If you have already tried several cleaning products, there is a good chance that you will not be able to remove the yellow staining. You could consider painting or maybe applying a darker glaze over the cabinets to cover the yellowing without having to replace them.
  • Bobbie
    on May 16, 2017

    I have had good luck with Mr. Clean Erasers. It will take a lot of work and several erasers. Try in an inconspicuous place first incase it removes your finish!
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