Dark discoloration on white cabinets

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Old 08-12-20, 08:30 PM
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Dark discoloration on white cabinets

I had my entire kitchen cabinetry redone about two years ago. I chose all white cabinets. Recently I noticed some darkening of the white finish on the cabinets. Iím not sure what it is or how to fix it properly. Does anyone know what this is? I posted pics of one of the drawers on the face and also on the cabinet behind the drawer. I have tried to clean them in different ways but Iím not sure what it causing this

Face of cabinet drawer

Behind cabinet drawer
 
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Old 08-13-20, 12:33 AM
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First picture looks like dirt/oil from hands, not sure what the other picture is!
 
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Old 08-13-20, 02:10 AM
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What cleaners have you tried?
 
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Old 08-13-20, 03:54 AM
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Iíve tried mild soap and water, tried baking soda, I even tried bleach which I really didnít want to but I tried a small spot. Nothing is working and Iím worried about messing up the paint. It wonít come off.
 
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Old 08-13-20, 03:58 AM
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Are they painted? From the pics I was thinking formica which can handle harsher cleaning than paint. With paint it's sometimes easier to just repaint that piece/section.
 
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They are painted and wood
 
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Old 08-13-20, 04:43 AM
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Does it appear on the same location on other drawers where hands would touch?

Paints dont typ discolor themselves!
 
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I mean yes the color on the one photo with the drawer open is behind to drawer face. I donít see how it would be from touching when that part hardly gets touched. Itís happening on the drawers though so Iím not sure. But itís like a set in stain and I canít get it out. Iím probably going to need to repaint the ones that are turning that color. Iíve been in contact with the company that made and installed them, hopefully I hear back
 
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Old 08-13-20, 09:03 AM
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It doesn't really look like it but I suppose it could be tannin bleed discoloring the paint. IF that is what it is the only fix is a solvent based primer to seal in the tannins and then repaint.
 
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