Asked on Aug 18, 2019

How can I clean the inside of wooden kitchen cabinets?

SharonCheryl AMarj


Moving into 50 plus year old house. Kitchen cabinets walls inside are stained, starched, etc. we’d like to know best way to clean. Paint, put paper on walls or what?

4 answers
  • Vinegar is usually a good cleaner. From what you say, you will need to do some scrubbing. After that, it's your choice to paint or cover the inside of the cabinets.

  • Marj
    on Aug 19, 2019

    Murphy's Oil Soap

  • Cheryl A
    on Aug 19, 2019

    if they have a musty odor you would need to get rid of that first and baking soda should remove the odors then clean with TSP (read instructions) you can get at Home Depot or soap oil

  • Sharon
    on Aug 23, 2019

    I buy Dollar Tree Awesome Orange in half gallon, and the Awesome Degreaser gets the outside stuff off quick. I use a big car sponge to make quick work of it, and one of these hand held brushes works good too, and the round plastic scrubbies get any hard to get bits off. I put the solution in hot water in a small rectangular tub that fits in the cabinet where I'm working.

    I've had client's hire me to paint the inside of old cabinets, I use Kitchen and Bath semi-gloss paint usually white, but pops of brighter colors like very modern.

    When clients ask me to line the shelves, I prefer the stuff on the roll thats like a rubber mesh. Keeps things in place, lays flat.

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