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How to Repair Nicks, Cuts & Gouges on a Cabinet

Cabinets are integral to the form and function of the bathrooms and kitchens for the simple reason that they not only contribute to the style in these rooms but also provide room for storage.

It’s only natural that wear and tear occurs such as doors sagging, drawers sticking and the wearing out of finishes.

Keeping this in mind, here are a few ways by which one can maintain this furniture and ensure that the cabinets look beautiful and work smoothly.

For small chips and nicks, one can use plastic wood filler that can be bought in matching colors to your cabinets. As for wood cabinets that are cracked or split, gluing and camping will do. When it comes to spot touch-ups, they can be spotted as easily and which is why it is preferred to paint the entire cabinet.

On the other hand, in order to repair gouges, all that one has to do is use a fine-toothed saw to remove the damaged area, making smooth, straight cuts. After this, cut a replacement piece of the same material and stick it with glue. Just to make sure, you can countersunk screws and small finishing nails to ensure it stays fastened. Use sandpaper to sand the cabinet while also painting it with the original color used for the cabinet.

If the gouge is deeper than usual, then clear away the damaged area and use an epoxy wood repair kit. Once this is done, sand the damaged area and then paint it.