Cabinets and Countertops – Household Solutions

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Cabinets and Countertops > Burn Marks

Colgate Regular Flavor Toothpaste. To remove a slight discoloration on a plastic laminate countertop, rub the area with Colgate Regular Flavor Toothpaste.

Cabinets and Countertops > Candle Wax

Conair Pro Styler 1600. To remove candle wax from a table or countertop, use a Conair Pro Styler 1600 hair dryer to blow warm air an inch above the drips, then wipe away the wax with a paper towel.

Coppertofle. To remove candle wax from a countertop, rub in a dollop of Coppertofle sunscreen and wipe clean.

MasterCard and Bounty Paper Towels. Use an old Master Card to remove as much wax as possible. Then place a sheet of Bounty Paper Towels over the wax and press gently with a warm iron to absorb the remaining wax. The heat from the iron melts the wax, and the paper towel absorbs it.

Noxzema Deep Cleansing Cream. To remove candle wax from a countertop, rub a dollop of Noxzema Deep Cleansing Cream into the wax and wipe clean.

Skin So Soft Body Lotion. Rub a dollop of Skin So Soft Body Lotion to remove candle wax from a countertop.

Wish-Bone Thousand Island Dressing. Rub in a dollop of Wish-Bone Thousand Island Dressing to remove candle wax from wood or Formica.

Cabinets and Countertops > Cleaning

Arm & Hammer Clean Shower. Spray Arm & Hammer Clean Shower on countertops, wait a few moments, and wipe clean.

Canada Dry Club Soda. Pour Canada Dry Club Soda directly on the counter, wipe with a soft cloth, rinse with warm water, and wipe dry.

Colgate Regular Flavor Toothpaste. To clean grease from a countertop, squeeze a dollop of Colgate Regular Flavor Tooth paste on a sponge and scrub gently. Wipe clean with a damp cloth. The toothpaste is a mild abrasive that cleans grease and grime easily and effortlessly.

Coppertone. To clean grease and dirt from Formica surfaces, squeeze Coppertone sunscreen onto a soft cloth and polish.

Easy-Off Oven Cleaner. To remove dried grease from wooden kitchen cabinets, spray with Easy-Off Oven Cleaner, let it set for a few minutes, and then wipe clean. Be sure to wear protective eyewear and rubber gloves, make certain the room is well ventilated, and test it in an inconspicuous spot first.

Gillette Foamy. To clean a countertop, spray some Gillette Foamy shaving cream on the countertop and let kids rub it around and practice writing and drawing in the shaving cream. The condensed soap easily cleans grease and grime from surfaces. Then wipe the countertop clean with a soft cloth dampened with water.

Huggies Baby Wipes. Clean a sticky mess from cabinets or countertops with a Huggies Baby Wipe.

Jet-Dry. To clean glass, Plexiglas, Formica, or wooden table- tops, fill a clean, empty sixteen-ounce trigger-spray bottle with water, add one tablespoon Jet-Dry, and shake well. Spray the surfaces with this cleanser and sponge clean.

Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer. To get a Formica countertop squeaky clean, squirt Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer on a clean, soft cloth and wipe down the countertop. The antibacterial gel cleans the fine film of grime from the surface like magic.

Skin So Soft Body Lotion. A dab of Skin So Soft Body Lotion on a soft cloth will remove grease stains from Formica countertops.

Wonder Bread. If you don’t have a sponge to wipe down the kitchen counter, use a slice of Wonder Bread. The doughy bread works like an eraser on grime and absorbs grease.

Cabinets and Countertops > Formica

Crayola Crayons. To hide unsightly scratches on a Formica surface, choose a Crayola Crayon that matches the color of the Formica and rub the crayon into the nick.

Turtle Wax. A coat of Turtle Wax rejuvenates dulled Formica countertops and plastic tabletops.

Cabinets and Countertops > Lubrication

Alberto V05 Conditioning Hairdressing. To prevent sliding doors on a medicine cabinet from sticking, rub a little Alberto V05 Conditioning Hairdressing onto the tracks.

Vaseline Petroleum Jelly. Rub a dab of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly into the ridges of a medicine cabinet so the doors glide smoothly over the lubricated runner.

WD-40. A quick sprits of WD-40 along the tracks of a medicine cabinet door will help the doors slide easier.

Cabinets and Countertops > Marble

Crayola Chalk. Clean a marble countertop by pulverizing a few sticks of white Crayola Chalk with a mortal and pestle until it is a fine powder. Dip a soft cloth in the powder, wipe the marble, then rinse with clear water and dry thoroughly.

Downy Fabric Softener. Mix two cups Downy Fabric Softener in a gallon of water and sponge down a marble counter-top with the solution.

Cabinets and Countertops > Polishing

Reynolds Cut-Rite Wax Paper. Buff countertops with a sheet of Reynolds Cut-Rite Wax Paper.

Turtle Wax. A coat of Turtle Wax rejuvenates dulled Formica counters and plastic tabletops.

Cabinets and Countertops > Shutting

Velcro. To secure cabinet doors closed, placed adhesive-backe: Velcro tabs on the inside corner of each door and the corresponding frame.