These cabinet doors are delaminating

These cabinet doors are delaminating

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As well as, working with h2o harm on plaster. Deliver your house enhancement concerns to [email protected]

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Q. About 15 years in the past I reworked an older kitchen area with Thermofoil cupboards. Ever considering the fact that then, some of the doorways on these cupboards have delaminated. The organization that designed them has generally despatched me new cabinet doorways, but I’m involved that they inevitably will not have our shade in stock. Will I have to discover substitute doors? Do all cabinets built of Thermofoil delaminate?


A. I loathe to say it, it seems as if you have a high-quality concern. We never set up a ton of these, but I am acquainted plenty of with them to know that they generally are a pretty durable product or service. I have never seen a person delaminate or even warp. Are these cabinet doors above heat-generating appliances? The great information is that you can have a cabinet installer or a refacing business install new doorways relatively economically, with a Thermofoil door that will final substantially for a longer period.

Q. Hello, Mark. I wrote to you very last June, and you most definitely assisted me get rid of the pink concrete in our garage (Question the Remodeler: The cellar and garage walls are turning pink, June 28, 2022). I did not paint the entire wall I utilized two significant coats. I like the look of it, and it would make the garage so considerably brighter! Now I have a further painting conundrum. This is the wall earlier mentioned two double-hung windows. It is in the guest bedroom, so I did not discover the problem till just lately. When they were mounted various years in the past, the window frame had a leak. The window company arrived out promptly and set a lot more in insulation and flashing, solving the trouble. But I do not know no matter whether this crumbling plaster is thanks to a leak or one more purpose, these kinds of as lousy plaster. I want to have a painter occur in, but what need to we do?

P.P., Plymouth

Water leakage can lead to paint to bubble and/or crack. — Handout

A. It looks as though the h2o did problems the plaster. I am guessing the window firm did a superior task of flashing above the window otherwise it may well be far even worse. A painter need to be able to dig out the broken plaster, restore the influenced area, and then repaint. It will be a multistep system that could take a day or two.

Mark Philben is the challenge enhancement manager at Charlie Allen Renovations in Cambridge. Send out your issues to [email protected]. Issues are subject matter to editing.