Kitchen cabinents - sticky gummy mess around handles

mommabirdJuly 5, 2008

I am ashamed to admit it, but my kitchen cabinents have a sticky gummy buildup around the handles. They are solid cherry w/an oil finish -not varnished. They were custom made by the prior owners. When I try to scrub the gunk off, it takes off the finish. How do I get this gunk off without ruining my cabinents?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
graywings123

The short answer is that probably you can't get the gunk off without taking off the finish, because the gunk is a combination of oil from your fingers, kitchen grease, house dust, AND the finish.

You can find lots of products that will take off the gunk, but then you will have to figure out how to touch up the areas around the handles to match the cabinets. You may want to post on the Furniture forum and see what they have to say.

For the cleaning, if I had solid cherry cabinets, I would probably use one of the Formby's products.

Here is a link that might be useful: Formby's products

    Bookmark   July 6, 2008 at 9:02AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
hard water marks on glasses
Can anyone tell me how to clean hard water marks from...
MIStepMom
Dirty Coffeemaker Sickness!
Warning: This Is NASTY! So I make a pot of coffee everyday...
tomatozilla
Sebo K3 vs Bank
Our remodel included replacing carpet and tile flooring...
Saje
How to Clean a Disgusting Plastic Shower Floor
I have purchased a property that has what I believer...
lgal63
Dishes smell 'fishy' after dishwasher
All my dishes and flatware have a funky sort of odor...
michelle_phxaz
Sponsored Products
Lakeside Cabins Vintage Metal Sign
Grandin Road
Country Patina Lantern Pendant
$304.95 | Bellacor
Opal Glass Plug-In Swag Style 12" High Pendant Light
$39.99 | Lamps Plus
Cabin Dining Side Chair Set of 4 in Walnut
$419.00 | LexMod
Cabin Cross Upholstery in Copper
$36.00 | FabricSeen
Authentic Models On Top of the World
Classic Hostess
Woodford Hand-Forged Iron Hook
Signature Hardware
Round Antler Mirror
$149.99 | Dot & Bo
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™