Drying Cabinets and Making Repairs After Kitchen Water Damage
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Drying Cabinets and Making Repairs After Kitchen Water Damage

If your kitchen has some kind of water event, your cabinet will also get wet. Not only particle board cabinets but solid wood cabinets can be damaged by water. Water destroys coatings on the outer shell of the cabinet and blackening the wood. Drying out wet cabinets quickly.

Depending on the extent of the damage, you may need to refinish or replace the damaged kitchen cabinets. But it Evaluate the damagewould be perfect to replace warping and plywood delamination.

Evaluate the damage

The first question is whether the cabinet’s structure is damaged. Continuous leakage may cause much damage to the cabinet. The glue joints are loose. The bottom shelf may be sagging and waterlogged, and the plywood at the base of the cabinet delaminating.

Fix structural damage

Find the source of the damaging moisture. Damage can be fixed with glue, screws, and clamps after the cabinet has dried well. The bracing on the inside of the cabinet can be restored with new glue or screws. Or you can completely remove the old braces and or replace with new ones altogether.

Bleaching white spots

Sometimes the white rings or blackening are removed if the wood is severely cleared by polishing. Use a clean rag dipped in alcohol and rub the blackening area. Alcohol destroys the finish on the wood veneer cabinets. Also, you make a paste with cigarette ashes and linseed oil. If using rottenstone blends with linseed oil, the stubborn white patches and blackening are disappeared.

RBleaching white spotseplacing the parts of the wood

Disconnect the old veneer as much as possible first. Some parts of the cabinet may not be replaced. Because there is no alternative for this. If the veneer separates from the side or front of the cabinet, you can paste it into the new veneer with cement. It is an alternative way.

Blushing

The blushed surfaces and white point problems are the same types. You can start cleaning by using the #oooo steel wool dipped in linseed oil. With a clean rag, following the grain of the wood and buff the entire surface lightly and evenly. Wipe the surface of the wood with a clean rag. If the finish is still blushed, try re-amalgamation of the finish. Allow the surface to dry for 24 hours. Then apply 2 coats of paste wax and buff with a clean rag.

This way you can repair the kitchen cabinet. Baron Restoration’s Water Damage Services do this work very well.