How to Touch Up Cabinets
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Remodeling is a messy business and, occasionally, there will be a casualty – a scratch in your new cabinet. Because life happens to all of us, Masterbrand provides a custom touch-up kit with most orders. It's great for covering a little scratch that may occur during installation, as well as those that might occur years down the road from a rogue hockey stick, Barbie's fingernail or a butter knife.
Finish Touch-Up Kit
The kitchen is the central hub of most homes and, as a result, often takes a beating. Inevitably, a cabinet finish will be inadvertently scratched, possibly even during installation. Luckily, most MasterBrand orders come with a customer care kit which typically includes a fill stick and a marker/touch-up pen. Be sure to have this kit handy to keep your cabinets looking beautiful.
The fill stick is similar to a crayon or putty bar and can be used to fill in nail holes, deep scratches, cuts or gouges. Simply apply the fill stick with pressure to ensure it fully fills the defect. Excess can be carefully removed and smoothed to match the surface with a plastic scraper or even an old credit card. The area should then be wiped with a clean, dry, lint free cloth.
Use the marker/pen to repair scratches, excessive wear marks and edges where raw wood is exposed such as miter joints where two pieces of moulding meet. Shake well before using. Remove the cap and simply run the tip over the defect. It may take several light coats to conceal the damage completely. Excess can be removed by lightly applying some mineral spirits on a clean, dry, lint free cloth. Be sure to cap the pen following each use to prevent the felt tip from drying out.