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, Schrock has a custom touch-up kit. It’s great for covering a little scratch that may occur during installation, as well as those that might occur years down the road.
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, each Schrock order that includes a sink base (not applicable with vanity sink base) comes with a customer care kit that includes a fill stick and a marker/touch-up pen. Touch-up kits are also available for purchase at your local Schrock dealer. 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 completely 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.