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Paper Roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 07:28 AM
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Do you have varnished pine kitchen cabinets?
I seem to be having a heck of a time finding a good cleaner. Most I pick up at the store say,"do not use on varnished surfaces".

Although the cabinets look OK, in certain light I can see spots and fingerprints. Years ago I stripped and refinished them but I don't have the energy for that anymore.
I tried Murphy's but it did not seem to remove what look like grease spatters.

Have you had any luck with a certain cleaner that I might buy?
Thanks
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Suich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-04-11 06:17 PM
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1. Simple Green.
I use it on a lot of things.

http://www.simplegreen.com/products_all_purpose_cleaner...

Good luck!
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northoftheborder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-14-11 05:41 PM
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2. Is that the one advertised on Ed Schultz radio show?
I think wooden varnished (or whatever they're finished with) kitchen and bath cabinets are impossible to clean. I have some in an apartment I'm in right now, and the management did not clean them after the last tenant, and I can't either. Give me shiny enamel paint in the kitchen any day.
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quakerboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 02:43 PM
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5. No, thats Biogreen Clean
Which is not as effective as the advertisements claim, btw. Based on my experience with it, I would not use it on wood.
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Melissa G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-14-11 09:22 PM
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4. Simple Green has to be really diluted
or it streaks your paint and varnish in my experience.
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Denninmi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-11 01:39 PM
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3. Get a steam cleaner.
I have a Shark Europro. Its absolutely fantastic for cleaning virtually anything. Does a great job on my varnished pine kitchen cabinet doors. The hot steam cuts through the dirt right away.

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sammytko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 03:15 PM
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6. Take the doors off
I did that to mine and so much happier.
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