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Old 11-28-2013, 09:38 AM   #1
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polish cabinets ?


new cherry cabinets. they look pretty nice. i am wondering if i should put some furniture polish on them ?
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I don't think that's a good idea---If the finish looks good ,just leave it alone--polishes show finger prints and need refreshing--then removal and reapplication.

You may be adding a maintenance item to your new kitchen.
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interesting. i was thinking that they would make the cabs easier to clean and less likely to stain. and look better. and i sure don't want any more work.

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I agree with mike. Too many furniture polishes leave a residue that can complicate maintaince.

My father in law owns a cabinet shop and they give their customers a can of 'Cabinet Magic' to clean them with.

http://www.superiorcabinet.com/cabinetmagic.html
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My wife started using the Cabinet Magic about a year ago and loves the stuff.
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i can't find the stuff locally. and i am not going to order for just 1 can.
i bought Bona at walmart, but have not used it yet.
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All any cabinet needs is dry dusting, and if you have spills on it, a damp cloth moistened with some detergent, rinse with another damp cloth, and then wipe dry. Many commercial "polishes" can actually damage cabinet finishes. They do not protect them at all. The top factory applied finish of a cabinet is all the "protection" that the wood needs. If it's a quality product that passes KCMA testing, the little bit of soap and water won't hurt it. No abrasives like Softscrub and no ammonia based products like Windex, or oil based products like "lemon oil" or any citrus based product like any of the Orange Glo crap type products should ever be used. It will damage the finish over time.
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