So here are the items I need to start my prepping:
- Sandpaper sponge: Helps to scrub off 50 years or more of build up dirt and grease
- TSP: The solution the clerk at the store advised that I buy
- Plastic wrap: This was my preference but I used it to cover the items left in the cabinets as I scrubbed the frame. (Such as glasses, plates, spices, etc.,)
- Drop cloth. Keeps the solution from ruining your floor. It also protects your floor from a falling Spice Cabinet full of spices that spill all over. Yes, I tend to learn things the hard way. My chili powder jar broke and thankfully my dropcloth saved it from making a mess on the carpet. Yes, I have carpet on my kitchen floor but that's another story, post.
- Protective gloves: This stuff burns, so it's best to use gloves. I had a small drop on my skin and it stung!
- Safety goggles: You want to protect your eyes too. Can't imagine what it would feel like if some TSP fell into my eyes! scary!!
- Bucket of clean water: Replenish with clean water often as you go. You'll be dipping and rinsing the sandpaper sponge quite often throughout the whole process so clean water is important.
PREPPING - DAYS ONE, TWO AND THREE:
I started by removing the spice cabinet doors and then started scrubbing the frame and above the microwave. I also scrubbed some of the decorative border. I knew ahead of time that prepping would take a long time as well as a lot of muscle work. I'm taking my time, why not? I have the time to take it slow. My goal is to be done by the mid-August......we'll see.
Until next time,