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Water Damage on Wood Island

Posted by MikalP (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 26, 11 at 14:38

Hello,

The bottom of my wood island in my kitchen was recently water damaged from a leaking fridge. As far as I can tell, it was soaked in water for 2-3 days, and the area has darkened. I tried sanding it down and then re-staining it but it still looks really dark. Am I not sanding it enough?

Any help would be appreciated!


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RE: Water Damage on Wood Island

Water damage after two days usually goes deeper than sanding can remove. Staining lighter never works, as stains are semi transparent.

As a general rule, water damaged wood is seldom repairable economically if at all.


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RE: Water Damage on Wood Island

Replacement is in order, not repair. Or, if the wood hasn't warped too badly, painting the island to cosmetically disguise the damage could work if you would like a mini spiff up reno.


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RE: Water Damage on Wood Island

Depending on how high the discoloring goes, you might consider baseboard molding around the bottom of the island to cover it up.


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RE: Water Damage on Wood Island

I don't think re-staining will help !

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RE: Water Damage on Wood Island

You should have waited longer before trying to make a repair.

The wood needs to have dried out completely.

Tincture of time is an effective way to dry wood.


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