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How to clean solid oak kitchen doors

Posted by admin on January 8, 2014 at 4:41 pm. Filed under: General
Kitchen Cabinet frontals finish

Replacement cabinet frontals are a valuable addition: both the crowning addition to a new solid wood kitchen and a perfect, cost-effective way to refurbish an old look, an easy, frequent schedule of cleaning will help to uphold their optimum condition.


Lacquered finishes are the most durable, requiring very little maintenance. Simply cleaning with a damp cloth should remove any debris or dust without causing damage to the surface.

A more vigorous clean will be needed to remove any greasy or stubborn stains that have built up, however. Using a solvent-based furniture cleaner or good quality wood polish, gently clean the timber, paying extra attention to the most soiled areas. Once completed, your solid oak kitchen doors will have been restored to their original, prime quality. We suggest doing this no more than once a month – cleaning too frequently can cause damage to your frontals.

Naturally sanded

Persistent marks that cannot be removed easily may require a weak solution of warm water and household detergent such as washing up liquid. Clean your cabinet doors with this, ensuring you work with the timber’s natural grain pattern. It’s important that you immediately rinse and dry naturally sanded frontals. The moisture balance is affected if water sits on the surface, which in turn can pose problems for the timber.


An accumulation of dirt can often be most notable on painted frontals, particularly with pale shades. Fortunately these frontals are very easy to clean. Washing up liquid will do the trick – using a cloth, gently clean the surface, again making sure you work with the timber’s grain pattern. Do not apply too much pressure as this can cause the paint to dull in places. Once the doors are clean, wash with water and dry straight away. If you do feel that the colour has faded a little, simply ‘touch up’ with a small amount of paint.


To clean the lacquered or painted frame of your glazed frontals, please follow the relevant instructions above. Simply use glass cleaner with a cloth or kitchen roll for the glass panels.

Maintaining your kitchen frontals really is that simple. Regularly cleaning will preserve the outstanding quality for years to come, saving unnecessary time and money on replacement cabinets. If you need any advice or if you happen to have a great wood cleaning tip to share with us, please don’t hesitate to contact us – we’d be delighted to hear from you.


1 Comment

  • Comment by website
    January 6, 2015 @ 12:51 pm

    I have such doors at home and it is hard to find the best cleaner for them. So thanks a lot for sharing this article!

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