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Nicholas Ross (11.07.2019, 14:14)
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?
The Natural Philosopher (11.07.2019, 14:22)
On 11/07/2019 13:14, Nicholas Ross wrote:
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Dave Plowman (News) (11.07.2019, 15:50)
In article <15b059495cf0510e$1$8145$4226dc73>,
Nicholas Ross <caedfaa9ed1216d60ef78a6f660f5f85_14298>
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?
>


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.
Thomas Prufer (11.07.2019, 16:16)
On Thu, 11 Jul 2019 14:50:29 +0100, "Dave Plowman (News)" <dave>
wrote:

>In article <15b059495cf0510e4526dc73>,
> Nicholas Ross <caedfaa9ed1216d60ef78a6f660f5f85_14298>
>wrote:
>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
newshound (11.07.2019, 16:42)
On 11/07/2019 15:16, Thomas Prufer wrote:
> On Thu, 11 Jul 2019 14:50:29 +0100, "Dave Plowman (News)" <dave>
> 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...
> 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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