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Question by  Mikey35 (22)

How should I go about cleaning the finish on cherry cabinets?

I have some beautiful cherry cabinets and want to make sure I keep them looking their best.


Answer by  joebob31 (622)

Murphy oil soap is probably the best stuff to use for cleaning wood cabinets. My family has used it for years and it always works great.


Answer by  Hank1973 (34)

Cleaning cherry wood requires a good rubbing compound like Old English. Simply clean the wood with a furniture polish to remove any dirt. Next, you want to apply the wood rubbing compoung according to the application directions on the container. You only need to apply this type of product once or twice a month to keep the wood looking nice.


Answer by  Drzvg (21)

Mix 1/4 cup of Murphy's Oil soap into 1 gallon of water, rub cabinets with this solutions and wipe dry with lint free cloth.


Answer by  Fritz (608)

I would clean them good with Murphy's Oil Soap, and then I would wipe them down with a coat of mineral spirits.


Answer by  Camelia (662)

You should dust them regularly, and also use a dust spray. You can use Pronto anti-dust or Pronto for wood, both are very good at preserving the shine on furniture and the anti-dust formula really works, it actually keeps the dust away for a longer period of time than others.


Answer by  klypos (271)

It depends on the nature of the original finish. If it is nitrocellulose laquer or acrylic, you can't feed it, so you use Pledge or Mr Sheen. If it is an old fashioned shellac based polish, like French polish, you can feed it using a wax based polish like Guardshine. Some old finishes respond better when rubbed with vinegar first.

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