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Offline JayDeeWh1t3

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Scheduled Maintenance w/Surfixed Kitchen
« on: June 18, 2017, 06:03 PM »
Hello Group!

This thought had crossed my mind some time ago, but now that my wife has rejoined the renovation and is a "User", she asks about "cleaning" the kitchen cabinets. 

I opted to use the Surfix-HD as the area in question is a kitchen and subject/exposed to all the things one would expect in such an area.  The red gum, (I had never heard of the species - an "eucalyptus",) took the Surfix finish exceptionally.  It really makes the grain come to life.  Sooner, rather than later, we will want to clean the door and drawer surfaces.  However, with "what"?  Furniture polish?  If I were going there, I would probably go back to the Surfix itself.  Murphy's Oil Soap? 409?  (Had to ask!)  To be honest, the builder grade cabinets we have lived with "forever" never required such thought.  Usually it was a combination of 409 and/or Murphy's.  The latter if really trying to exercise "care". 

This red gum seems pretty dense stuff, and I tried to maximize the process with application, buffing, and hardening.  That said, I don't want to just throw caution to the wind and result in needing to remove/refinish the front surfaces.   However, if that is ultimately the process, so be it.  Here's hoping some of you have experience/suggestions for this.  Thanks in advance.
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Offline kcufstoidi

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Re: Scheduled Maintenance w/Surfixed Kitchen
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2017, 09:09 PM »
While I've never used the Surfix oils I will relate what Rubio Monocoat recommends because that's my product of choice. No cleaning products that have grease and oil cutting detergent additives with one of the worst of that being Murphy's Oil Soap. Their recommendation of course was their own RMC Soap and RMC Surface care along with maintenance oils.

Another oil product that has been around for 80 years, Ciranova also has similar products and recommendations.


Offline Cheese

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Re: Scheduled Maintenance w/Surfixed Kitchen
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2017, 08:47 AM »
I've used SurFix Outdoor on a teak table on the patio for the last 3-4 years. To clean up spills and such, I use a damp cotton towel followed by a dry cotton towel. That seems to work pretty well. I avoid paper towels because they can cause issues.