White cabinets can get a yellow tinge unlike double cabinetry, which seems to hide yellowing. Clean, white cabinets are a bright portion of many a kitchen or bathroom. The yellowish tinge which seems to creep over them with time is preventable, however; discover the reason and implement the treatment.
Be a Fan of Your Fan
When you’re cooking, these delicious smells rising to the air in the kind of microscopic food or grease particles have to land someplace; do not let them accumulate on your own white cabinetry. Whenever you begin boiling, broiling, deep-frying or baking, turn on the exhaust fan or range hood to filter out at least some of those nesting pieces before they build up yellow and on the surrounding surfaces. If your bathroom cabinets are yellowing, turn on the fan prior to running a bath or turning on the shower, and leave it on till the humidity or damp, soap-filled air clears.
In case Smoking Turns Teeth Yellow…
If you’re a smoker, smoking outdoors — or quitting — might help keep your white cabinets, and ceiling and walls, from yellowing. To remove an existing yellow tinge, clean your cupboards with a fizzy mixture of 1 cup of vinegar, two cups of warm water and one tablespoon of baking soda.
Hold the Sealer
Yellowed cabinets which will not come clean can benefit from a coat of white paint, but after painting them, then you might have a tendency to give them a protective coat of polyurethane, even a top-coat sealer — hold off until you consider the facts. Oil-based sealers, as well as some water-based sealers, can yellow over time, which might have resulted in the original issue. If you would like to give your cabinets a protective top coat, use a stain-blocking primer and good-quality bathroom-and-kitchen paint to begin with.
Rethink Spring Cleaning
You probably spot clean your cabinetry during the entire year and wipe down it entirely on your spring-cleaning efforts, but that might not be enough. Yellowing occurs gradually. Instead of once a year, give your white cabinets a monthly “bathroom,” with a solution of warm water and grease-busting dish soap and enjoy yellow in the kind of bananas and lemons, instead of discolored cabinets.