Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Home & GardenDo It Yourself (DIY) · 3 months ago

How to protect under sink cabinet from water damage / separating of the MDF foil?

Update:

The MDF foil on the outside edges of the cabinet is not glued well, so that water gets inside easily, the wood particles soak it up, it bulges and the foil separates even more.

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  • 3 months ago

    here's a quick and dirty fix: get some water repellent flooring similar to Pergo. It's easy to cut to length and the pieces snap together into a water 'proof' whole. Use silicone kitchen caulk around the edges and you're good as long as the water doesn't get so deep it goes over the caulked edge [this means fix the plumbing].

    Source(s): grampa
  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Having MDF under the sink is NOT a good place. I used to use oil based paints to paint the cabinet inside. Now, as most of the paints are moving to a water base, that also causes a problem because it is the water.

    . So all you can do is fix the plumbing leak, and nail down a sheet of plywood under the sink as the wood can be painted with latex a couple of coats and that is further protection instead of the foil.

    • Alia3 months agoReport

      the damage is outside, not inside. as the water splashes from washing.

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Line the cabinet base with rubber or vinyl sheet and weld or caulk the joints. If the damage has already happend replace with exterior ply and paint it.

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