Clean kitchen cabinets

I have cleaned my kitchen cabinets with Murphy's Oil Soap. They are clean but lack shine. Is there anything that can bring back the shine?

  10 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 19, 2018
    Use Cabinet Magic available at Home Depot in the cleaning aisle

  • Becca Becca on Apr 19, 2018
    I have never been a fan of Murphys. It leaves a residue and I believe it calls bugs because of ingredients. Start by washing the cabinets with white vinegar and water. After they dry use a good quality furniture restorer or polish. Their are many kinds so shop around to find what is a good balance with your skill set (some require more prep than others like sanding the surface). You did not say what finish uour cabinets were. So take that into consideration too. Wood or laminate or plastic?

  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Apr 19, 2018
    If they are wood, after thoroughly washing with vinegar and water, you can put a fresh coat of poly acrylic on them in a high gloss or semi gloss and that would help protect them and restore the shine.

  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Apr 19, 2018
    You may have oil residue on the cupboards still. Try washing them off with a mix of warm water, baking soda and Dawn.

  • Sandy Davis Sandy Davis on Apr 19, 2018
    I use a cleaner from an antique store. Called old English. It makes it shine so much. A small bottle cost abt 15 bucks but should last over a year. Hopefully this will help. I'm a cleaning lady!!

  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on Apr 19, 2018
    Try liquid Jubilee. It's and old product but it's a cleaner and shiner all in one. You do have to order it on line though.

  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Apr 19, 2018
    Kitchen Jobilee. I just purchased some on line form Amazon. I remembered we used it in Home Ec Class.

  • Arleen Sarsons Arleen Sarsons on Apr 19, 2018
    I have 30 year old oak kitchen cabinets, first used Murphy's Oil Soap to wash them, then a coat of Rejuvenate for Hardwood Floors that i purchaed from Home Depot. I could not be happier. They are bright & shiny & would recommend these products.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Oct 13, 2021

    Hi, You will have to Wax them or use a Varnish of some kind in either Satin or Gloss to do that!