How to Clean a Glass Cabinet

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What You'll Need
Nozzle sprayer
Lint-free towel or cloth
Dry cloth
Microfiber cloth

A glass cabinet is an impressive piece of furniture. It's a great place to display silverware, china, and keepsakes, and should be placed in a high-visibility area. But because it is a visible centerpiece, it should be kept sparkling clean. Glass cabinets are made in a variety of ways, including mirrored cabinets, glass-wood display cabinets, and curio cabinets. Mainly composed of wood and glass, these cabinets should be cleaned carefully.

Choose Your Cleaner

You can start by cleaning the glass components of your cabinet. To do this, you don't have to rely on store-bought chemicals if you don't want to. You can prepare an effective homemade solution yourself This mixture should be made of two portions of water for every portion of vinegar. For tougher stains, a little more of the vinegar can be used. Have this solution bottled in a container that has a nozzle sprayer for ease of application onto the surface.

Clean the Glass First

Begin by wiping off the dust that has settled on the glass. Spray a little of the mixture on the glass and then, with a lint-free towel or cloth, proceed to wipe the surface clean. Your cleaning actions should be gentle, and followed by wiping with a dry cloth to remove any streaks or remaining solution. To wipe the glass, use a micro-fiber cloth if one is available. As much as possible, do the cleaning away from direct sunlight, because uneven drying of the glass surface tends to leave streaks.

The Wood

For the wood components of your glass cabinet, the best cleaning tip is that less is more. The wooden parts are usually covered with catalyzed varnish, which serves to form a protective layer. To effectively clean these parts, a simple solution of some mild soap in water and a damp cloth will be most beneficial. This can be done as frequently as you deem necessary. Wax products have also been touted as very effective for these duties, but there isn’t really much that they can do beyond the soap-and-water solution.

Your glass cabinet is simple to clean and maintain. Dusting and wiping with a soft and dry cloth will take care of much of the effort and keep your showpiece looking wonderful.