Colored Cabinet Screw Covers (caps)
When cabinets get installed professionally, oftentimes colored screw caps are used. The covers are available in several different styles, wood grain patterns and shapes. Peel and stick screw head caps are the most popular. Other styles generally come in two parts. One slips on to the screws shank like a washer and the other piece then snaps (snap-caps) into place by interlocking with the part that slid onto the screw. Another application is accomplished by inserting the small round plastic piece into the square drive or Phillips head hole, then you tap it with a hammer.
How to make custom colored screw covers
On several occasions I have had my back against the wall because I needed custom colored screw caps quickly. One day at the cabinet supply store, I discovered a really neat idea. The clerk behind the counter suggested that I purchase some white covers and then paint them to the color that I needed since they did not have the shade in stock. Bling, a light bulb came on inside my head.
The two companies that have the largest selections of screw cap covers for professional cabinet makers are Pro Deck Products and Fast Cap. If your paying good money for your high-in cabinets, make sure that the installers will be using some sort of covers over the screw heads. It doesn’t take long to install them and the appearance of your cabinets will look better.
Obviously there are many places on the Internet where these products can be purchased but you will find them available in your city as well. Local cabinet supply companies will have several different colored screw cap covers in stock. You will also discover various styles that they will have in stock. Places like Home Depot and Ace Hardware will stock a few different selections of the screw covers.