Maintaining your kitchen cabinets ensures that they serve you for as long as possible. It is not guaranteed that your cabinets will stay new forever as they are bound to be dented or chipped. You should be able to discern whether you need to refurbish a cabinet or replace the whole unit. In case of major damage, the only route to go is a complete replacement. Below are tips to help you repair your custom kitchen cabinets.
1. Smooth Out The Chip or Dent
Dents and chips are natural with kitchen cabinet surfaces. They leave your kitchen cabinets uneven and unattractive. Dents and chips result to splinters sticking out of the surface of your cabinet. A simple cabinet repair to smoothen out unevenness is using a soft wax repair kit. The kit is easy to use, and it comes with an applicator. You will need to smoothen out the surface using the applicator before beginning the repair for excellent results. By removing splinters, you achieve some form of surface evenness before applying the wax.
2. Apply Soft Wax
Soft wax is an excellent choice for repairing dents and chips. You can fill up on the surface and achieve an even surface. It comes with a lighter and darker shade that you are to blend to suit your custom kitchen cabinets. There is a wide range of colors you can choose from depending on the color of your kitchen cabinet. The different variations of wood used to design kitchen cabinets in custom kitchens are all accounted for. It is advisable, to begin with, the lighter shade and blends in with the darker shade until you achieve your desired effect. You can add the lighter shade even after using. The darker one makes sure the resulting color comes as close as possible to the color of the wood used in making your cabinet. With the applicator, scoop a considerable amount of soft wax and apply it on the damaged surface. You are to work the mixture in the dent aiming to achieve the right coloration.
3. Remove Any Excess Wax
Once you are done blending the soft wax and to achieve your desired coloration, use a soft cloth to wipe the excess soft wax off your applicator. With the cleaned applicator, make circular motions on the damaged areas, aiming to scrap off excess soft wax. Another method you can use to remove excess wax is wrapping the applicator with a soft cloth and gently passing it over the damaged areas.
4. Use a Touch Up Pen to Make the Repair Less Noticeable
When you are doing a cabinet repair, you want the results to be as seamless as possible. For instance, a cabinet with a natural wood finish will have darker grains spread out throughout the surface. To contrast the soft wax, you can use wood finish stain markers or furniture repair markers. This guarantees a seamless repair outcome. By doing this, it will be hard for anyone to point out repaired spots and as he or she blends in with the rest of the cabinet.
For a simpler repair solution, use solid paint finish on the chipped and dented areas. All you need to do is cover up the damaged areas using a touch-up pen or a small amount of paint.
In case you find it challenging to repair a cabinet door as it is attached to the cabinet, you can detach it and reattach it after the repair session.
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