How do I redo old grease built up kitchen cabinets?

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Slowly,step by step redoing kitchen. Cabinets have heavy grease dust build up and I want to go with a country white.

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  • Mar13271869 Mar13271869 on Jul 29, 2018
    Awesome spray is better than expenisve cleaners. It can be found
    at Dollar Trees and Walmart

  • Dokey Dokey on Jul 29, 2018

    After I retired I started cleaning EVERYTHING that I didn’t clean all the time because I couldn’t see it. I started to clean the kitchen cabinets and at the very top where the flat of the cabinets are. I sprayed them with a cleaner & let it sit a little but the grease and dust didn’t move! I sprayed them again but this time I used a Razor Scraper and Brillo pad (when needed)It was disgusting, lol, but it all came off!! Now I’ll clean the tops more often 😂 Good Luck

  • Linda Davis Linda Davis on Jul 29, 2018
    I like Murphy's Oil Soap on wood. I add a bit of Dawn dish detergent since it is specificly formulated for dissolving grease. Not too much though, because it will leave a soapy residue. So, good clear rinses to finish till rag and water come out clear and clean. Murphy's will condition the wood and keep it from getting too dried out to keep it from splitting. the surface should feel clean and tacky grease residue should be gone, so you have a good painting surface.

  • Betty Betty on Jul 29, 2018
    I have Two small cabinets over my stove. .they were heavy with grease. .home talk spray let sit it will dissolve. .no way it runs down the cabinet. .wet cloth with simple green and try to soak the cabinet. ..waited. didn't work. .got a brillo pad. Wet it rub lightly. It works. .wipe clean. wipe again till water runs clean. .work for me .Good luck. .

  • Debbie Debbie on Jul 29, 2018

    Use TSP to clean the cabinets prior to painting. It will take all that "yucky stuff" and then paint to your hearts content. Make sure to use gloves when using the TSP. It can be harsh on your skin.

  • Barbara Gunther Barbara Gunther on Aug 03, 2018

    Thanks for all the great advice. Might try TSP 1st since I have never used it.