Most minimum cabinet orders include a touch-up kit. Be sure to keep that kit for times like this. This kit is tailored for your cabinets with the correct stain or paint color included. Lost or cannot find your touch-up kit? Call us to re-order another. It’s that simple.
Here are the steps to fix a scratch on wood with the touch-up pen.
- Buff the damaged area, as well as the surrounding area, with the provided Scotch-Brite pad to achieve a blend of surface sheen. Example: Scotch-Brite the entire vertical member. (Be sure to practice first in an inconspicuous area.)
- Shake the touch-up pen vigorously.
- Depress the pen’s felt tip on a piece of cardboard or scrap wood until the tip becomes saturated.
- Apply the touch-up liquid with light, even strokes, using your fingertip to blend.
- Allow to dry 1-2 minutes; if desired, spray with Clear Coat (available from The Corner Cabinet), or any commercially available clear polyurethane spray. We recommend a semi-gloss (35-40 sheen).
For deeper gauges on wood with fill stick.
- Evaluate the damaged area-is it repairable? How many touch-ups will be required? Is professional help required? Proceed only if confident of skill level.
- Apply the fill with an even back-and-forth motion to completely fill in the damaged area. (Hint: For easier application, you may soften the fill stick by carefully heating the end over a small flame or massaging between your fingertips.)
- Gently remove excess fill with a straightedge and dry cloth.
- Apply grain marks if necessary with the touch-up pen.
- If desired, spray with Clear Coat or clear, semi-gloss (35-40 sheen) polyurethane to seal.