Cleaning laminate cabinets

Laminate products are long-lasting and easy to care for – generally, all you need is a clean, damp sponge!

The basics…

On a day-to-day basis, all you need to do to keep your laminate surfaces looking like new is to:

  1. Wash the surface with warm water and mild dish washing detergent using a soft cloth or sponge.
  2. Rinse with warm water and
  3. Dry with a soft cloth.


When there are spots and stains…

If daily washing does not remove a spot or stain, try using a standard bathroom cleaner applied with a soft cloth or sponge.  Avoid scrubbing, as this can scratch the surface.

If the stain remains, try this:

  1. Mix baking soda and water to create a paste.
  2. Use a soft bristle brush, gently rub the paste onto the spot in a circular motion. The paste is abrasive, so work carefully, pressing very lightly.
  3. Rinse and dry with a soft cloth.
  4. Repeat until the stain is removed.

If the stain refuses to disappear, you can use undiluted household bleach (5%) by:

[BEWARE: Protect your eyes, skin and clothing from the bleach!]

  1. Applying the bleach to a wet sponge or paper towel.
  2. Placing the sponge/paper towel on the stain.
  3. Allowing bleach to sit on stain for 90 seconds or LESS.
  4. Rinsing repeatedly with warm water.
  5. Drying with a soft cloth.