We painted our kitchen cabinets (first liquid sander, then two coats
of primer/sealer and then two coats of latex paint). How can I fix a
couple of small dings in the paint? (As we were putting the cabinets
in, the doors slipped and knocked against another painted part.)
Anne wrote:>We painted our kitchen cabinets (first liquid sander, then two
If they're deep enough dings, you can fill them with a little drywall
compound, then a light sanding, and re-paint. If not, I'd just re-paint. You
might be surprised at what you/your friends will never notice. Tom
Work at your leisure!
May I suggest that you wait a few weeks, and let the paint cure a little
more, before you undertake the repair? The top coats will sand more easily
then, with less tendency to show.
Maybe after the holidays. ;-)
What you can try Anne, is to first brush dab a little paint into the dings
and let it dry and harden. It will be higher than the surrounding paint
surface. After it's hard, you can sand it down with a little 1000 grit
sandpaper to bring it perfectly level with the surrounding surface.
Finally, touch up the entire area with a paint blend - just paint the
affected area again and spread your touch up coat out into the unaffected
areas to blend well. Should be unnoticeable even under close inspection.
Thanks so much, Mike, Tom, and Patriarch. (I especially like the idea
of letting the paint cure. My husband and I are burned-out from all
the detail work of painting around the trim. We could use a break!)
Happy Thanksgiving, all!
I like to fix dings in wood by putting a damp cloth on the ding and
then a hot iron on the cloth. The hot steam will fix many small
For wood that is going to be painted I have had excellent results with
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