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vanity issue

Posted by suzan30 (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 7, 14 at 20:55

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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RE: vanity issue

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?

RE: vanity issue

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.

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