How to Remove Scratches from Fridge Doors

How to Remove Scratches from Fridge Doors

how to remove scratches from fridge doors

How to Remove Scratches from Fridge Doors

So, it’s happened to you too? A brand-new kitchen, shiny appliances, and a glaring long scratch on the fridge door? Now you’ll just have to live with it, as this kind of damage is irreparable, right?

Wrong.

Unless very deep, most scratches on fridge doors are removable. The trick is to use the right cleaning substance, but also to be wary of the common mistakes that may make the situation far worse. We bring you two safe and simple methods for removing scratches from fridge doors. Just follow the tips below and your fridge will look as good as new in no time! In this article you will find out how to remove scratches from fridge doors

Method One: Minor Scratches

Minor scratches can usually be buffed out using a non-abrasive cleaner. These specially formulated cleaners come in dry-powder or cream form, and you can find them in most home improvement stores.

The method is simple.

Step 1: If you are using the powder cleaner, mix it with water until it forms a paste; if you are using a cream cleaner, you are ready to start.

Step 2: Use a sponge or a wet cloth to apply the cleaner to the scratch. Warning: Make sure you ALWAYS rub in the direction of the grain of the surface, or you’ll make an even bigger scratch!

If you are not entirely satisfied with the result, you can use a mildly abrasive cleaner, such as whitening toothpaste. Just apply it gently to the surface with a soft bristle toothbrush, and observe its magic.

Method Two: Deep Scratches

For deeper scratches, sanding with a wet piece of sandpaper is the most effective method. You’ll need a bit of muscle power in the process, but you’ll be happy with the result.

Warning: Sandpaper comes in different grit sizes (i.e. levels of coarseness), and not all grits are suitable for all fridge surfaces. As a rule, it is better to go for fine-grit sandpaper, rather than the coarse one. Still, it is best to contact your manufacturer to determine which kind of sandpaper will work best for your fridge.

Once you have the right sandpaper, you can sand the scratch out in 6 short steps.

Steps to take :

Step 1: Use a sponge or a wet cloth to wet the scratched area. The area should stay wet throughout the process.

Step 2:  Wet the sandpaper with water.  The sandpaper should stay wet throughout the process.

Step 3: Rub the wet sandpaper gently over the area of the scratch. Again, make sure you rub in the direction of the grain of the surface.

Step 4: When the scratch is gone, wipe the area with a wet cloth.

Step 5: Dry the area with a dry cloth.

Step 6: To restore the old sheen of the treated area, rub it with olive oil.

Of course, you may also choose to turn to a professional restorer for help, though this will lighten your wallet quite a bit. Unless the scratch is deep, or a piece of the surface has peeled off, we sincerely recommend trying the above methods first.

Hopefully, you’ll soon enjoy your kitchen’s restored shine. In the future, be gentle to the fridge surface to avoid new scratches, but don’t fret too much. Very few fridge door scratches are irreparable.

And remember, never underestimate the power of DIY magic paired with good advice!

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Published By Sugarsoil

jennifer rice

Jennifer Rice is a lover of all things living and has dedicated her life to making a difference to all those who cross her path.
A passion for mind and body movement has led her into a long and successful career in pilates; teaching on a global scale, with clients in Canada, New Zealand, Dubai,LA and Jordan and more recently, Spain.
Her understanding of how the human body performs, combined with her extensive knowledge of nutrition and natural health therapies, allow Jennifer to be the complete wellness expert.
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