Touching Up Your Cabinets


As careful as you may be, life happens. Let us help you make those minor blemishes on your cabinets virtually disappear.

Touch-Up Kits

All orders of 10+ cabinets come with a touch-up kit to match the cabinet finish. You can also buy touch-up products on this site or through the store where you purchased your KraftMaid® cabinets.


Using a Touch-Up Pen

Touch-up pens mask worn edges, scuffs and scratches.

  • Evaluate the damaged area – is it repairable? How much touch-up will be required? Is professional help required? Proceed only if confident of skill level.
  • Buff the damaged area, as well as the surrounding area, with a Scotch-Brite™ pad to achieve a blend of surface sheen. Example: Use the Scotch-Brite pad on the entire vertical member. (Be sure to practice first in an inconspicuous area.)
  • Shake the touch-up pen vigorously with the cap on.
  • Depress the pen’s felt tip on a piece of cardboard or scrap wood until the tip becomes saturated, but not dripping.
  • 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 your local KraftMaid retailer), or any commercially available clear polyurethane spray. We recommend a semi-gloss (35-40 sheen).

Using a Soft Fill Stick

Fill sticks fill cosmetic defects like nicks, gouges, nail holes and small scratches.

  • Evaluate the damaged area – is it repairable? How much touch-up 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.)
  • Gently remove excess fill by scraping with a plastic card and/or rubbing with a 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.