Not matter how conscientious you are as a housekeeper, cabinet doors seem to be a magnet for fingerprints. This is especially true if you have young children in the home. Not only do fingerprints ruin the appearance of your cabinets, they are difficult to remove because the underlying grease and residue on the cabinets is an ideal surface for fingerprints. To remove the fingerprints, you will need to remove the buildup as well.
Things You'll Need
- Dish detergent
- White vinegar
- Soft, dry cloth
Fill a basin with ½ cup white vinegar to every 1 quart of warm water. You will need this to remove soap residue when you finish cleaning the cabinets.
Wet a clean sponge with water and apply several drops of a dish detergent that is designed to cut grease. Scrub the cabinets with the sponge to lift and remove dirt and residue. The dish detergent breaks down the grease so the dirt can be washed away.
Rinse the sponge under running water to remove excess soap. Saturate with the vinegar-and-water solution and wipe down cabinets to remove soap residue. Follow with a rinse of clear water and wipe dry with a soft dry cloth.
Wash on a regular basis to prevent the buildup of grease and grime and to keep fingerprints from showing.
- Photo Credit Vyolett/sxc.hu
How to Remove Fingerprints From Woodwork
A few dirty or sticky fingerprints will make any beautiful woodwork or furniture look like an eyesore. Here's a neat solution to...
How to Clean Wooden Cabinets
Kitchen cabinets often seem to be magnets for sticky buildup from cooking grease and dirty fingers, all of which can ruin the...
How to Remove Grease From Kitchen Cabinets
We all know that after years of cooking your kitchen cabinets can accumulate a thin layer of nasty grease. The trick is...
The Best Way to Clean Kitchen Cabinets
Bits of food, grease and gunk build up on your kitchen cabinets after a while, especially around the cabinet handles. Eventually, you...
How to Remove Grease Build-Up From a Wood Cabinet
Ideally, you should wipe your wood kitchen cabinets down any time you cook with grease, but grease splatters can be too small...
How to Clean KraftMaid Cabinets
KraftMaid designs a line of kitchen cabinets that are available in a variety of sizes and styles, allowing you to find the...
How to Clean Glass in a Curio Cabinet
Whether in a new curio cabinet or one handed down through the generations, showing off your collectibles means keeping the glass cleaned...