Cleaning Annie Sloan Chalk Painted Kitchen Cabinets

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Annie Sloan Chalk Paint is HOT on the net, especially Pinterest.  It’s clear that many people are searching for ways to update their homes without spending a fortune.  One of my most popular post is my 6 Month Review of my Annie Sloan Painted & Waxed Kitchen Cabinets.  It’s no surprise!  People want to KNOW if it’s a durable option before taking the plunge.  Speaking of taking the plunge, check out how I Painted Our Kitchen Cabinets.

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To maintain your cabinet’s beauty and durability, it’s important to clean them properly.  Harsh chemicals and Annie Sloan don’t mix.  It’s best to ONLY use warm water and mild dish soap.  It’s easy and does the trick!  I can’t express enough how great our cabinets STILL look and it’s been a year this month! [January 2016]

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ONE problem that I have found with my cabinets is shoe scuff marks.  We have a large island with three bar stools.  Feet/shoes hit this area a lot.  When having guest over, everyone stands around the island so it can get pretty marked up, especially having WHITE cabinets.  My tip here is a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.


Check this out!

With hardly any elbow grease, this trim is back to new!  Heck YAH!

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If you’re on the fence about painting your cabinets, I say do it.  It totally changed our home.  To see for yourself, check out our Farmhouse Kitchen Reveal.

Have any other questions?  E-mail me!  Shabbygraceblog@gmail.com


3 thoughts on “Cleaning Annie Sloan Chalk Painted Kitchen Cabinets

  1. Hello, Love your cabinets. You did a beautiful job. I am just wondering how often they need to be waxed, and do you have to apply wax after you wash them? Thank You.

    1. Thank you so much Janet! You do not have to apply wax after you wash them. I’ve been told I would have to re-wax them. I’m just waiting to see for myself when I would need to. It’s been a year this month and they don’t need to be re-waxed in my option. Thanks for stopping by!

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