vanity issue

suzan30April 7, 2014

I had a vanity made by a local carpenter for my very small bathroom a couple of years ago. It was natural maple. Although I liked it a lot, I've noticed signs of water damage from splashes. Is there anything I can do to protect the wood from further damage?

Thank you!

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enduring

I would think you would need to sand it down to a very nice furniture finish and then re-urathane the surface. I would contact a trusted carpenter or wood shop for the best products to use.

How does the water get on the wood? Was there a leaky faucet? Or other users that didn't wipe up splashes?

    Bookmark   April 7, 2014 at 9:05PM
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mongoct

Can you tell if the damage is simply a discoloration to the finish itself, or has water indeed gotten through the finish and spotted/stained/damaged wood?

Do you know what type of finish was used on the vanity when it was built?

Some finishes can be renewed. A cleaning, perhaps a deglossing to take the sheen down, then a recoat.

Other finishes need to be removed to bare wood and then refinished with something similar or something new, along the lines of what enduring is referring to.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2014 at 11:29AM
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