Shelly Herzhaft
Shelly Herzhaft
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Asked on Jul 12, 2018

Cleaning old cabinets

Shelly HerzhaftLisa S.DeAnna
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I have 20 yr old dark cabinets that I want to paint. They look like they have never been washed/cleaned. Can I use a vinegar and soap mix to clean them or should I use a more industrial cleaner before painting and should I sand at all to use chalk paint?

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  • It sounds like they might be pretty dirty. I'd try TSP. Sometimes yes and sometimes no. I'd give them a quick 'scuff' before painting.
  • DeAnna
    on Jul 12, 2018

    Buy some TSP you can usually find it at a hardware store. Follow directions on the package. I used this to wash upper and lower kitchen cabinets before painting them and it worked great.
  • Lisa S.
    on Jul 12, 2018

    If you are painting use TSP.

  • Shelly Herzhaft
    on Jul 15, 2018

    Thanks for the tips! TSP it is, hands down, many recommendations and going to use it. Thanks again everyone.

  • Shelly Herzhaft
    on Jul 15, 2018

    Thanks for the tips! TSP it is, hands down, many recommendations and going to use it. Thanks again everyone.

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