How to clean a matt kitchen

How is best to clean a matt kitchen?

No doubt that matt kitchens are one of the most popular kitchen styles and materials in the UK right now. Whether you're spending £30,000 on your kitchen or £10,000, the modern matt look is a very desired look for consumers.

A big discussion point or question when choosing your kitchen is the material of the kitchen doors and panels and most importantly how to clean the kitchen. Gloss, high gloss, painted, or matt? these are the most popular options we come across at Wharfedale Interiors, and each comes with its own cleaning procedure.

One of the most asked questions is how is best to clean your matt kitchen? So, let's get to it and show you how best to clean your matt kitchen.


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What is a matt finish?

Firstly, before we get to the nitty-gritty of how to clean a matt kitchen, let's just discuss what is a matt kitchen finish. Matt kitchens have overtaken the classic gloss finish over the past few years. It's essentially the opposite of gloss, where it doesn't reflect light like gloss, it absorbs light instead. This absorption created a muted and smooth look for any kitchen space.

A matt finish can create a refined and modern look in which the colours don't change from any angle. Whereas gloss, the colours you choose change depending on the light in the room. A big benefit of a matt kitchen is the pureness of the colour you can get.


Use soapy water

You may be a bit nervous to clean your matt kitchen so you may skip it from time to time, however, all kitchens whether gloss or matt, suffer from a build-up of dirt and grime. The family kitchen space is usually the most traffic in your home and smudges, grease, oil and not to mention the inevitable spills will start to show.

Like our fitted bedroom wardrobes, we usually recommend using soapy water. That's right, there isn't any miracle cream or product, sometimes the old-school simple ways are best.

  1. All you need is some hot water in a bowl, a clean microfibre cloth and some washing-up liquid.
  2. Fill a washing-up bowl with hot water (not boiling) and a few drops of washing-up liquid of any brand.
  3. Stir the bowl until the water and washing-up liquid are one.
  4. Soak a clean microfibre cloth in the bowl and start to wipe down the matt surfaces in your kitchen. Make sure you don't forget the hardware elements to your kitchen like the hinges and handles.
  5. Use another clean cloth to dry the matt cabinets and wipe away any excess moisture.


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Vinegar for stubborn areas of dirt?

If you're good at cleaning and regularly clean your matt kitchen, the above instructions using soapy water is all you need and your kitchen will be looking ace and gleaming.

However, let's say you have a stubborn area of dirt or haven't cleaned the kitchen in a long time, you may need to bring out the big guns. Enter the vinegar.

Similar to your bathroom, Vinegar is a wonderful cleaning ingredient and away from branded products, it's the best way to remove dirt and stubborn areas of grime. Because it's acidic most people will be nervous to use it on your kitchen doors but it's a natural acidic so it's fine.

We wouldn't recommend using vinegar every time but would recommend it for stubborn stains now and again.




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