Hardwood kitchen-cabinets are really like a piece of good quality furniture, the only difference is the kitchen-cabinets are hung on the wall. kitchen-cabinets are subjected to a lot of use and with use comes abuse. The abuse is not intentional, it is just what happens when something is used regularly. This is completely normal in a room that is used so often throughout the day. Being that your hardwood kitchen-cabinets are in an area where water is used very frequently, kitchen-cabinets can get water marks. These little water marks look like little droplets or splatters of water rather than water rings from cups or glasses which can develop on tables and other hardwood furniture surfaces. Water is always spraying and spattering around a kitchen from when dishes are being washed to when foods are cooked. Don't worry, you can remove the water spots on your hardwood kitchen-cabinets and restore their beauty.

To Remove Water Spots on Hardwood kitchen-cabinets


In a small bowl thoroughly mix 2 tablespoons of petroleum jelly and 2 tablespoons of baking soda.

Dip a clean, soft, dry rag into the baking soda and petroleum mixture. A well washed cotton or flannel rag is best.

Apply the mixture to the water spots on the kitchen-cabinets.

Rub the mixture into the hardwood surface in a small circular motion.

Allow the petroleum jelly and baking soda to sit for approximately 5 to 6 minutes.

Use a clean, soft, dry cloth to wipe off the mixture.




Hardwood kitchen-cabinets are an investment, they are very expensive. Protect the cabinets from water spots by applying a coat of wax. Reapply wax every month or so depending on how much you use your kitchen.

Wipe down cabinets after you wash dishes or any water splashes on to your kitchen-cabinets.

Never use any abrasives on the surface of your kitchen-cabinets because you will ruin the finish. Do not use scouring powders, steel wool, white vinegar or lemon. The scouring powder and the steel wool are too abrasive for a hardwood finish and will cause scratches in the finish. White vinegar and lemon are too acidic to be used on hardwood surfaces. The acid will mar the finish and ruin it.

If you care for your and clean your kitchen-cabinets properly, they will last for a very long time.