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The Base of my kitchen units have water damage which I need to repair. I was
going to sand them to a smooth surface and paint them with an egg shell paint
but I am worried that when I sand it will turn to dust and I have no idea
what to seal it with. Can anyone advise?
https://www.homeownershub.com/img/i7



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On 11/07/2019 13:14, Nicholas Ross wrote:
The Base of my kitchen units have water damage which I need to repair. I
was
going to sand them to a smooth surface and paint them with an egg shell
paint
but I am worried that when I* sand it will turn to dust and I have no idea
what to seal it with. Can anyone advise?
https://www.homeownershub.com/img/i7


cut the section out and replace with new MDF


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Nicholas Ross m
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The Base of my kitchen units have water damage which I need to repair. I
was going to sand them to a smooth surface and paint them with an egg
shell paint but I am worried that when I sand it will turn to dust and
I have no idea what to seal it with. Can anyone advise?
https://www.homeownershub.com/img/i7


Is it melamine faced chipboard? Most are. Make up new panels, if you can't
find them ready made. It's not expensive stuff. Once the water has got
past the melamine and the unit damaged to the point it isn't OK after
drying out, the only decent way.

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On Thu, 11 Jul 2019 14:50:29 +0100, "Dave Plowman (News)"
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In article rect.com,
Nicholas Ross m
wrote:
The Base of my kitchen units have water damage which I need to repair. I
was going to sand them to a smooth surface and paint them with an egg
shell paint but I am worried that when I sand it will turn to dust and
I have no idea what to seal it with. Can anyone advise?
https://www.homeownershub.com/img/i7


Is it melamine faced chipboard? Most are. Make up new panels, if you can't
find them ready made. It's not expensive stuff. Once the water has got
past the melamine and the unit damaged to the point it isn't OK after
drying out, the only decent way.


The picture shows something that looks like swollen MDF, possibly as
tongue-and-groove.

Cut off the bottom inch or two, crosswise, and fit a more waterproof baseboard
to cover the gap...


Thomas Prufer
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On 11/07/2019 15:16, Thomas Prufer wrote:
On Thu, 11 Jul 2019 14:50:29 +0100, "Dave Plowman (News)"
wrote:

In article rect.com,
Nicholas Ross m
wrote:
The Base of my kitchen units have water damage which I need to repair. I
was going to sand them to a smooth surface and paint them with an egg
shell paint but I am worried that when I sand it will turn to dust and
I have no idea what to seal it with. Can anyone advise?
https://www.homeownershub.com/img/i7


Is it melamine faced chipboard? Most are. Make up new panels, if you can't
find them ready made. It's not expensive stuff. Once the water has got
past the melamine and the unit damaged to the point it isn't OK after
drying out, the only decent way.


The picture shows something that looks like swollen MDF, possibly as
tongue-and-groove.

Cut off the bottom inch or two, crosswise, and fit a more waterproof baseboard
to cover the gap...


Thomas Prufer
You will never make it right. I would cut it back and put a length of

skirting board there.


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On 11/07/2019 15:42, newshound wrote:
On 11/07/2019 15:16, Thomas Prufer wrote:
On Thu, 11 Jul 2019 14:50:29 +0100, "Dave Plowman (News)"

wrote:

In article rect.com,
** Nicholas Ross m
wrote:
The Base of my kitchen units have water damage which I need to
repair. I
was going to sand them to a smooth surface and paint them with an egg
shell paint but I am worried that when I* sand it will turn to dust and
I have no idea what to seal it with. Can anyone advise?
https://www.homeownershub.com/img/i7

Is it melamine faced chipboard? Most are. Make up new panels, if you
can't
find them ready made. It's not expensive stuff. Once the water has got
past the melamine and the unit damaged to the point it isn't OK after
drying out, the only decent way.


The picture shows something that looks like swollen MDF, possibly as
tongue-and-groove.

Cut off the bottom inch or two, crosswise, and fit a more waterproof
baseboard
to cover the gap...


Thomas Prufer
You will never make it right. I would cut it back and put a length of

skirting board there.


Except that the marks on that end-panel look like a washing m/c
or dishwasher is normally flush against it. This might explain the
water leak that caused the damage. The width of skirting board
might prvent the appliance fitting in the slot.

I would look inside the unit and see if the twist-n-turn fastenings
can be undone and remove the entire end panel. Make up a replacment
out of decent quality plywood and seal the bottom edges with
a good solvent-based primer.
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On 11/07/2019 17:41, Andrew wrote:
On 11/07/2019 15:42, newshound wrote:
On 11/07/2019 15:16, Thomas Prufer wrote:
On Thu, 11 Jul 2019 14:50:29 +0100, "Dave Plowman (News)"

wrote:

In article rect.com,
** Nicholas Ross m
wrote:
The Base of my kitchen units have water damage which I need to
repair. I
was going to sand them to a smooth surface and paint them with an egg
shell paint but I am worried that when I* sand it will turn to dust
and
I have no idea what to seal it with. Can anyone advise?
https://www.homeownershub.com/img/i7

Is it melamine faced chipboard? Most are. Make up new panels, if you
can't
find them ready made. It's not expensive stuff. Once the water has got
past the melamine and the unit damaged to the point it isn't OK after
drying out, the only decent way.

The picture shows something that looks like swollen MDF, possibly as
tongue-and-groove.

Cut off the bottom inch or two, crosswise, and fit a more waterproof
baseboard
to cover the gap...


Thomas Prufer
You will never make it right. I would cut it back and put a length of

skirting board there.


Except that the marks on that end-panel look like a washing m/c
or dishwasher is normally flush against it. This might explain the
water leak that caused the damage. The width of skirting board
might prvent the appliance fitting in the slot.

I would look inside the unit and see if the twist-n-turn fastenings
can be undone and remove the entire end panel. Make up a replacment
out of decent quality plywood and seal the bottom edges with
a good solvent-based primer.


Good point. Completely agree with your repair strategy (although basic
shuttering ply would do, with any cracks or knot holes filled before
painting). Also, for a good time now, I've never used cabinets where the
weight is taken on the side faces, I always use adjustable feet on the
bottom "shelf". Only the kick boards need to touch the floor, and they
are easily replaceable if damaged by flooding.
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On 11/07/2019 14:50, Dave Plowman (News) wrote:
In article rect.com,
Nicholas Ross m
wrote:
The Base of my kitchen units have water damage which I need to repair. I
was going to sand them to a smooth surface and paint them with an egg
shell paint but I am worried that when I sand it will turn to dust and
I have no idea what to seal it with. Can anyone advise?
https://www.homeownershub.com/img/i7


Is it melamine faced chipboard? Most are. Make up new panels, if you can't
find them ready made. It's not expensive stuff. Once the water has got
past the melamine and the unit damaged to the point it isn't OK after
drying out, the only decent way.


They are ****ed. Hang a pair of kickers over them or replace them.

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On 11/07/2019 15:16, Thomas Prufer wrote:

The picture shows something that looks like swollen MDF, possibly as
tongue-and-groove.

Cut off the bottom inch or two, crosswise, and fit a more waterproof baseboard
to cover the gap...


Ronseal wet rot wood hardener??

https://www.ronseal.com/for-home/woo...wood-hardener/

This resin will soak into the swollen material and make it rock hard.
Power tools will then be needed to sand it back.

The downside is it may be difficult to apply without getting it on the
floor. The resin has the consistency thinner than water and some success
my be achieved with using a small brush to apply small amounts at a time.


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On Thursday, 11 July 2019 13:14:04 UTC+1, Nicholas Ross wrote:
The Base of my kitchen units have water damage which I need to repair. I was
going to sand them to a smooth surface and paint them with an egg shell paint
but I am worried that when I sand it will turn to dust and I have no idea
what to seal it with. Can anyone advise?
https://www.homeownershub.com/img/i7


When that garbage swells it loses strength. It's not repairable. You can hide the damage, or cut it off & fit a new bottom strip of wood, or replace the whole panel.


NT


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