If you are trying to clean cooking grease from a painted wall or stained or painted cabinet, here's my experience.
Mr. Clean Magic Erasers work, but they tear up easily and you need a lot of them. I tried separately vinegar with water, a quarter cup of ammonia to water to make a quart, Dawn liquid soap, and Murphy's oil soap without success.
What worked really well was a little paint thinner on a cloth or paper towel. I had to clean a large area and it did it fast.
I'm a great fan of spray foam Kitchen Cleaner or Bathroom Cleaner for those stubborn jobs. It lifts the grease and dirt that collects in it. I just spray, leave it alone to do it's work, then wipe up the runs.
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What would be the best way to clean cooking grease off of painted wooden kitchen cabinets without damaging the paint? Thanks.
Sandy from Kenner, LA
RE: Removing Grease From Painted Cabinets
I just recently had to do this. I used dish detergent, hot water and a cup of white vinegar. It took a while but they finally came clean. Also Mr Clean sponges seem to work on everything. It wouldn't hurt to try! (08/29/2008)