Water damage to kitchen cabinets can occur for a number of reasons. Leaking pipes, overflowing sinks, and even excessive humidity can all lead to water-logged cabinets. If not addressed quickly, water damage can cause the wood to warp, the finish to peel, and the hardware to rust. Fortunately, it is possible to repair water-damaged cabinets with a few simple tools and techniques.
One of the first things to do is to identify the source of the water leak and repair it. Once the leak has been fixed, you can begin the process of repairing the water damage. If the cabinet is unfinished, start by sanding away any rough spots on the wood. If the cabinet is painted or stained, you will need to remove all the old paint or stain before applying new paint or stain. Once the surface is smooth, you can apply a new finish. If the water damage is extensive, you may need to replace some of the cabinet’s hardware. However, with a little time and effort, it is possible torepair water-damaged kitchen cabinets.