How to Clean Wooden Cabinet Handles & Knobs

Cleaning and Maintaining Wooden Hardware

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1. Regular Cleaning

Use a soft, damp cloth to wipe away dirt and grime. Avoid using excessive water as it can cause the wood to swell or warp. For stubborn stains, a mild solution of water and dish soap can be used. Gently scrub the area and immediately dry with a clean cloth.

2. Avoid Harsh Chemicals

Steer clear of abrasive cleaners or those containing alcohol, as they can strip the wood of its natural oils and damage the finish. Instead, opt for wood-specific cleaners or a mixture of equal parts white vinegar and water for a natural cleaning solution.

3. Protecting the Finish

Like other wooden hardware, our wooden cabinet hardware collection has a protective clear lacquer, which acts as a barrier to any oils, scratches and chemicals from harming the wood. However, with time, this finish can wear off. To restore its shine and provide protection, consider reapplying a wood finish or oil (such as linseed or mineral oil). Always follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer.

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4. Regular Maintenance

Regularly inspect wooden hardware for wear and damage. Most problems are because of a lack of regular maintenance, so be sure to check, clean and repair any problems that you discover.


Wooden hardware offers a unique appeal but requires a bit more care than metal counterparts. With regular cleaning and maintenance, your wooden knobs and handles will remain beautiful and functional for years to come.

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