Cabinet Repair

Surface Damage
As careful as you are, there may still be some occasions in which your cabinets get nicks and scratches. These need not produce any anxiety, as they can easily be fixed.

Your dealer has a cabinet touch-up kit that includes a touch-up marker and a filler pencil. It is important to follow directions in the kit. It is a wise idea to purchase one of these kits to make small repairs.

NOTE: More substantial damages should be repaired by professional refinishers.

Scratches and Scrapes (Touch-up Pen)
Most cabinet scratches can be touched up using a matching touch-up marker available from your dealer.

  1. Buff the damaged and surrounding area with a Scotch-Brite pad to achieve a blended surface sheen.
  2. Shake the touch-up pen.
  3. Press the pen’s felt tip against scrap surface until tip is saturated.
  4. Apply touch-up liquid with light, even strokes. Use a clean cloth to blend.
  5. Allow to dry two minutes. If desired, spray with Clear Coat.

Scratches, Nicks or Gouges (Soft Fill Stick)
Deeper damage requires going to the soft fill stick. Used carefully, this will still make the necessary repair.

  1.  Carefully evaluate the damage. If you are not confident of your skills, consult a professional.
  2. Apply the fill with an even back and forth motion to completely fill in the damaged area.
  3. Gently remove excess with a straight edge and dry cloth.
  4. If necessary, draw in grain marks with touch-up pen.
  5. If desired, spray Clear Coat to cover.

HINT: Heat fill stick in microwave for a few seconds to soften.
NOTE: NEVER use sandpaper of any other type of abrasive paper or material to “even out” a scratch. This will damage the finish. Scratches across the grain are very difficult to repair and may require a professional.