Clean your scratched Sauder furniture with a damp cloth or furniture polish to remove any loose dirt or debris. Wipe any wet surfaces completely dry when finished.
Remove the cap from your color-matched Sauder or generic touch-up marker and fill in the scratch and its edges. If rough edges stick up from the surface, sand the edges down level with the surface before using a touch-up marker.
Wipe the area again with a soft, dry cloth to remove any excess marker stain from the furniture's undamaged laminate. Repeat the touch-up as needed. Wait 24 hours and wipe the surface again with polish.
Things You Will Need
- Soft, cotton cloths
- Furniture polish
- Touch-up marker (optional)
- Sandpaper (optional)
- Furniture touch-up wax stick (optional)
- Plastic scraper
- If using sandpaper, rip off a tiny piece of the paper--approximately one inch--to sand the area. Sand only the rough, particleboard and laminate edges sticking up from the surface and not any undamaged laminate. Sanding undamaged laminate can easily scratch it.
- If you're dealing with a deep scratch that remains noticeable after touch-up with a marker, fix the scratch with a color-matched, furniture touch-up wax stick instead. Rub the stick into the scratch. Remove any excess carefully and gently with the edge of a plastic scraper and a cloth.