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.