Kitchen Cabinet Installation Guide Chapter 7

Learn how to touch up your kitchen cabinets with this step-by-step video.

Hardware adjustments.

After your order has been shipped and installed, your door hinges and drawer glides will need some final adjustments. Adjust all doors and drawers BEFORE installing decorative hardware and touching up. Screws and hinges may need to be tightened, and drawer glides adjusted for peak performance. We construct our cabinetry with durable, high-performance hardware that will operate smoothly for years. But overtime you’ll need to tighten hinge screws, because they can loosen over time with normal use. For complete instructions on adjustments please review the Product Maintenance guide you can download from the Support page of our website.

Touching up finish. provides a complimentary touch-up kit with every kitchen that includes a sink base. Read the instructions for the putty stick and stain marker before attempting any repair. Paint is more difficult to repair and blend than stained hardwood. You may want to practice on a small, concealed area of your cabinets before attempting repair. For a minor scratch or dent, soften the putty fill stick by carefully heating the end with your hand or quickly heating it in the microwave. Use the putty stick to fill in recesses with an even back-and-forth motion until the damaged area is level.

After filling, use the stain marker pen to apply the color with light even strokes, using your fingertip or cloth to blend the color. You may need to repeat this process several times. Do not allow the stain marker fluid to accumulate in one space as it may drip.