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Cabinet repair advice please

Posted by Kim_From_Marietta (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 6, 11 at 9:45


We have recently purchased a foreclosure home, and we would like any tips on fixing the nicks, scrapes, scratches, and gouges on the nice new kitchen cabinets.

The cabinets are wood with a medium cherry finish. We are not experienced with this type of repair, and we are afraid of making it look worse. What is the best way to do this?



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RE: Cabinet repair advice please

You'll get better advice if you post some pictures.

RE: Cabinet repair advice please

I do this sort of work professionally. I have all the colors, products and skills to do this. I can do an average kitchen in a day and it would cost about $400, more or less, depending on the number of cabinets and the amount of damage.

>> I am not soliciting your business << I'm just suggesting it might be easier to hire someone who can do it right rather than having to hire someone to fix your mistakes.

Newer kitchens can have a two part finish that doesn't take other finishes well. A professional can determine this.

Using products like "Restore-a-Finish," in my opinion, do some light cleaning, but are temporary fixes. The times I've used it, a month later, there was little change.

What I would not do is "slap on some poly," as what is on there is almost certainly not polyurethane and other things will bond better.

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