How to Clean Fingerprints Off Kitchen Cabinets

Not matter how conscientious you are as a housekeeper, cabinet doors seem to be a magnet for fingerprints. This is especially true if you have young children in the home. Not only do fingerprints ruin the appearance of your cabinets, they are difficult to remove because the underlying grease and residue on the cabinets is an ideal surface for fingerprints. To remove the fingerprints, you will need to remove the buildup as well.

Clean Fingerprints Off Kitchen Cabinets

Step 1

Fill a basin with ½ cup white vinegar to every 1 quart of warm water. You will need this to remove soap residue when you finish cleaning the cabinets.

Step 2

Wet a clean sponge with water and apply several drops of a dish detergent that is designed to cut grease. Scrub the cabinets with the sponge to lift and remove dirt and residue. The dish detergent breaks down the grease so the dirt can be washed away.

Step 3

Rinse the sponge under running water to remove excess soap. Saturate with the vinegar-and-water solution and wipe down cabinets to remove soap residue. Follow with a rinse of clear water and wipe dry with a soft dry cloth.

Step 4

Wash on a regular basis to prevent the buildup of grease and grime and to keep fingerprints from showing.

Nannette Richford

Nannette Richford is an avid gardener, teacher and nature enthusiast with more than four years' experience in online writing. Richford holds a Bachelor of Science in secondary education from the University of Maine Orono and certifications in teaching 7-12 English, K-8 General Elementary and Birth to age 5.