How To Make Wooden Cabinets Glow


Most cupboards are varnish to preserve the wood from mold and mildew. Often the ingredients used in the varnish are one to make the wood glows. Even though this is so I must say a varnished cabinet is really pretty.


Cleaning your cabinet with acidic solutions can burn away the varnish leaving your cabinets looking pale and old even when it’s newly installed.No one wants a badly damaged cabinet in their kitchen, especially if you are the one causing the damages.





A kitchen cabinet can be very costly to install therefore the proper care of this useful household item is very necessary if you plan on keeping them for a lifetime.

If they are given the right care there is no doubt your grand and great-grandchildren will have the use of your beautiful cabinets in years to come.





One piece of advice I would give to you is to be gentle with your cabinets. Scrubbing, washing, and using products not suitable for wood can cause early decay.

Harsh chemicals such as vinegar and glass cleaners will remove the varnish that was painted on it to protect the material and preserve it.

Here in this article I will give you a very easy and vintage way of bringing back the glow, or simply just maintaining your cabinet. I visited my neighbor, who is an elderly lady.

Her cupboards were always looking like they were freshly polished. Curious, I started questioning her about how she kept her cupboards looking so radiant. She delayed for a while before she told me the big secret was BABY OIL.




First, you must clean the cupboard to remove grease. If there is grease on the cupboard then it will be impossible to get the same result as my neighbor.

Use a dab of mild dish soap on a damp sponge and wipe away any grease build-up off the cabinets. Now they are ready to be polished.



Simply pour baby oil on a soft rag and polish your cupboards. Doing this at least once weekly will keep them shining and looking like new.

The results are amazing as the baby oils are made of very mild ingredients that won’t harm the wood. Instead, it will protect and keep them from moisture which can lead to mildew.

The most interesting fact about it is that it works as varnish but costs less than a can of varnish. Who knows the various thing that a bottle of baby oil is capable of doing.



EXTRA TIP: Using Baby Oil on wooden furniture is also an excellent idea. Just like your cabinet, wipe with a soft cloth and experience what you never thought was possible.


Clean The Cabinets

Before adding the polisher you’ll need to clean your cabinets. Find it here in this related article. HOW TO CLEAN WOODEN CABINETS NATURALLY AND SCRATCH-FREE.

Your cabinets are now glowing and you didn’t have to spend an extra dime on those brandy over-priced furniture polish. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR  USE ON GLASS CABINETS. I do hope you find these tips helpful. See you soon.