Did I ruin my kitchen cabinets?

Linda Gibson
by Linda Gibson

Ruin my cabinets they are brown but they was very dirty so I washed them with that magic irisha and now its orbit streaking and I've tried polish it without success any suggestions?

  7 answers
  • Ellen Ellen on Dec 11, 2018

    I used stain with sealer in it on my kitchen cupboards. Worked like a charm

  • Nan W. Nan W. on Dec 11, 2018

    Linda: I am so sorry this happened to you! I would worry that a new stain would go on unevenly with the issues you have. Maybe paint is a solution. (and having fo exposed hinges/hardware makes this a much easier job.)

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Dec 11, 2018

    Try some warm water with white vinegar to remove film rinse well so acidity doesn't ruin cabinets finish OR Murphy's wood oil soap and warm water Or Dawn Dish soap & warm water----- try them in small place to see which works instead of wasting your energy & time

  • Mary Mary on Dec 11, 2018

    what is magic irisha?

  • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on Dec 12, 2018

    The magic erasers are still abrasive. You may have scratched the finish, however, it is possible that you simply had a lot of grime and it's only partially removed.

    First, try dawn and warm water. Rinse then buff dry. Don't allow it to air dry.

    If this doesn't remove the streaks, then my guess is that it's scratched. A very, very fine sand paper that is used to polish automotive finishes may even out the scratches without removing the finish. After sanding with automotive polishing, then treat the entire surface with amish wood milk or orange oil. Buff dry.

  • John Biermacher John Biermacher on Dec 12, 2018

    Try using Howard's Restore-a-Finish. It it like a industrial strength furniture polish. It comes in a large variety of shades. Instructions on the can (and on YouTube.com) but try it on the inside a door. I like applying it with #0000 steel wool and then wiping with a cotton rag. I can really rejuvenate work/dirty finishes.

  • Dee Dee on Dec 12, 2018

    Get a cleaner degreaser from the auto store or Purple Power from Walmart. Clean them really well, then lightly sand them. You can either re-stain them with Minwax Poly shades, No sealer necessary with this stain, or you can paint them.