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Surface of cabinetry is damaged (punctured, scratched,
gashed / gouged, etc.).
Tools / Materials (See Below for
Wood pieces that are comparably similar to (or, if lucky,
exactly the same as that of) the cabinetry scheme in need of surface
Fasteners most compatible with given cabinetry scheme (i.e.,
screws, glue, dowel pins, etc.)
wood repair set (such as by Bondex™ or DAP™
/ Wood staining product comparably similar or exact to cabinetry
Touch-up wood stain felt tip pen (such as Bondex Wood Stain Pen™ or
DAP™ Wood Stain Pen)
The cosmetic feature of the cabinetry must be
cared for just as you would with the structural feature of the
cabinetry, as partly covered in
Drawer body/frame is broken.
Depending on the extent of the damage (scratches,
punctures, gashes, gouges, dents, etc.) done to the
surface of the cabinetry, there are various solutions available for
you to apply.
For minor scratches, do the following to
various wood stain felt tip pens made specifically for touch-up
tasks such as for the concealment of scratches, including the Bondex Wood Stain Pen™ or DAP™ Wood Stain Pen (that comes in the
DAP Wood Finish Repair Kit™). Such wood stain pens come in
various colors, from dark to light colors; choose one that best
matches the color of your cabinetry scheme by first trying it
out in an area of the cabinetry that cannot be seen.
When you have your chosen wood stain pen in hand, use it like
any regular felt tip marker by stroking it over in the direction
of the scratch until it is covered. If done right, it
should look relatively better.
gashes, gouges, dents, etc., do either of the following--2 Solutions:
If you had
your cabinetry installed in your house, you may have salvaged
some of the wood pieces of the cabinetry that were cut as excess
material during the installation because you were thinking ahead
for fixer-upper times like this one. (If you didn't, don't
despair, as there is another solution for you below.) Of
the wood pieces you have salvaged, find one that is about the
size of the puncture/gash/gouge/dent, and if need be, use a saw
to match the size.
Then, once you have cut to size your
wood piece as may have been necessary, fasten this wood piece to
the puncture/gash/gouge/dent with either screws (using a power
drill to drill the pilot holes followed by the use of a
screwdriver to screw them in), glue, dowel pins or other
fastener in order to best match the existing fasteners of the
If it appears,
once fastened, that the new piece attached to cabinetry seems a
bit off in size and looks, sand it down to size with sandpaper
and use a brush to touch it up, and in effect blend it with the
existing cabinetry scheme, with compatible paint/wood stain
(though try out this touch-up paint/wood stain in an area of the
cabinetry that cannot be seen to make sure it is the blend you
epoxy wood repair kit, which will include an epoxy wood filler
known as plastic wood (that comes in various colors to meet
various cabinetry color schemes); choose one that best matches
the color scheme of your cabinetry.
Use the epoxy
wood repair kit, specifically the epoxy plastic wood filler, to
fill in any puncture/gash/gouge/dent you may have. The use
of such an epoxy will be as strong as the wood that is being
repaired, plus you will enjoy the epoxy's inherit waterproof
Use sandpaper to sand to an even level as is
Stain or paint to match as is necessary.
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