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Gloss kitchen cabinets - help!

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escape Mon 22-Aug-11 10:21:06

Dear Ladies
PLEASE tell me how I can clean prints and smudges from the BLACK GLOSS cabinetry I inherited in my kitchen - nothing I use seems to leave them smear free. Any suggestions?

Grockle Mon 22-Aug-11 10:24:06

Microfibre cloth?

escape Mon 22-Aug-11 10:28:04

Thanks - what 'product' would you recommend? Regular kitchen cleaner smears as you would expect - even tried glass cleaner.. sigh

Red2011 Mon 22-Aug-11 10:28:57

Not that I 'do' housework but I know that baby oil is good on stainless steel - might it work on gloss too?

Grockle Mon 22-Aug-11 10:30:10

You don't need any products with a microfiber cloth. Just dampen slufhtly and wipe . They remove all smears and smudges and marks.

Grockle Mon 22-Aug-11 10:30:35

Dampen slightly!

Al0uiseG Mon 22-Aug-11 10:31:44

I use isopropyl alcohol for lots of kitchen smears, you might want to test an inconspicuous are first.

Apart from that the glass polishing e cloth is your friend.

iloveroses Mon 22-Aug-11 10:59:52

Ive got a high gloss kitchen and swear by an e cloth.

YougreatPamplemousse Mon 22-Aug-11 11:01:38

A microfibre cloth and a solution of vinegar and water.

neverknowinglyunderdressed Mon 22-Aug-11 11:05:21

You can buy these kits of 2 different cloths from the pound shops, I think. You get one towelling mit which you dampen and wipe all over. Then you use the microfibre one dry, to buff it dry, works brilliantly, but tiring and time consuming! I have trained up my DTS's (aged 7) to do it and now pay them 20p! Highly recommended!

escape Mon 22-Aug-11 11:23:57

Wahey! been on Mumsnet 10 years and first foray into 'housekeeping' - my house tells me I should be here more often smile Thanks gals.

CointreauVersial Mon 22-Aug-11 23:04:39

I use Windowlene and a microfibre cloth on mine - perfect.

katieconundrum Tue 23-Aug-11 12:54:47

Yep, I have black gloss and after lots of trial and error the only thing that works is an ecloth.

bessie26 Thu 25-Aug-11 23:06:06

We have dark gloss cupboards & I just wipe with a wet Jcloth then dry with a t-towel or kitchen roll.

I'm currently training DD1 (2.10) to do this job as it's mainly her finger prints!

Icelollycraving Sat 27-Aug-11 03:31:40

I use method glass cleaner & e cloth. Comes up to a high shine smile

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