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Equimum Tue 10-Nov-15 12:36:10

We have just had our kitchen done, but it's very different from any kitchen I have had before, do I'm not sure how best to look after it. More specifically, how do we keep painted units, porcelain floor and a stainless steel good looking tip top? So:-
1) what is best for wiping down painted units without damaging the paint
2) the floor tiles are a textured, slate effect. Do I just mop them with a general floor cleaning fluid in water, is there a specific product I should use (always has Lino before)
3) every time I have wiped over the hood it has ended up streaky. Is there a way to clean it without getting this effect?

I would really appreciate any guidance, TIA

fluffysox15 Tue 10-Nov-15 13:52:51

Not sure about the rest but baby oil for the stainless steel

Equimum Tue 10-Nov-15 23:52:21

Brilliant, thank-you Fluffysox. Do you just run it in as though polishing?

wowfudge Wed 11-Nov-15 06:13:11

Sugar soap is great for cleaning kitchen surfaces as it cuts through grease and doesn't damage paintwork. It doesn't require much in the way of elbow grease either - just spray it on, leave for about thirty seconds and wipe off. I use it on units, worktop, tiles, cooker hood, glass light shade. No harsh chemical smell, but do wear rubber gloves.

Can the place the floor tiles came from/the manufacturer advise on how to clean them?

Equimum Wed 11-Nov-15 09:48:20

Thanks fudge. I had never thought to use sugar soap for general cleaning (only before painting).

penguinsarecool Wed 11-Nov-15 11:40:28

I'd use some furniture polish that can be used with painted surfaces. My Dad used to use a specific slate floor polish when he did the slate flagstones in the cottage when i was young. Think you can get it from DIY or garden stores. Came up really good. For non streak cleaning of stainless steel i'd use vinegar and tissue paper.

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