Minor Repair

Minor Repair

As careful as you are, there may still be some occasions in which your cabinets get nicks and scratches.  Usually  this is an easy fix. Dixie Kitchen has a touch-up kit for you that includes a touch-up marker and a filler pencil.

NOTE: More substantial damages should be repaired by a professional refinisher.

Scratches and Scrapes

Most cabinet scratches can be touched up using a matching touch-up marker available from Dixie Kitchen.

Buff the damaged and surrounding area with a Scotch-Brite pad to achieve a blended surface sheen.
Shake the touch-up pen.
Press the pen’s felt tip against scrap surface until tip is saturated.
Apply touch-up liquid with light, even strokes. Use a clean cloth to blend.
Allow to dry two minutes. If desired, spray with Clear Coat. (Recommended: Semi-gloss clear polyurethane.)

NOTE: Scratches across the grain are very difficult to repair and may require a professional.

Scratches, Nicks, and Gouges

Deeper damage requires the soft fill stick. Used carefully, this will make the necessary repair.

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

HINT: Heat fill stick in microwave or with a hair dryer for a few seconds to soften.

NOTE: NEVER use sandpaper or any other type of abrasive paper or material to “even out” a scratch. This will damage the finish.

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