These cabinet doors are delaminating

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Q. About 15 yrs ago I remodeled an more mature kitchen with Thermofoil cabinets. Ever given that then, some of the doors on these cupboards have delaminated. The firm that produced them has usually despatched me new cupboard doors, but I’m involved that they inevitably won’t have our colour in stock. Will I have to locate substitute doors? Do all cabinets manufactured of Thermofoil delaminate?


A. I loathe to say it, it appears as if you have a top quality difficulty. We don’t put in a good deal of these, but I am acquainted more than enough with them to know that they typically are a incredibly sturdy merchandise. I have under no circumstances witnessed 1 delaminate or even warp. Are people cupboard doors above heat-generating appliances? The good information is that you can have a cabinet installer or a refacing company install new doors rather economically, with a Thermofoil doorway that will very last appreciably for a longer time.

Q. Hi, Mark. I wrote to you final June, and you most certainly served me get rid of the pink concrete in our garage (Inquire the Remodeler: The cellar and garage walls are turning pink, June 28, 2022). I did not paint the entire wall I applied two significant coats. I really like the search of it, and it will make the garage so a great deal brighter! Now I have yet another portray conundrum. This is the wall earlier mentioned two double-hung windows. It is in the guest bed room, so I did not detect the trouble until just lately. When they ended up set up various years back, the window body experienced a leak. The window company came out quickly and put much more in insulation and flashing, solving the dilemma. But I do not know whether or not this crumbling plaster is due to a leak or another motive, these types of as undesirable plaster. I want to have a painter occur in, but what should really we do?

P.P., Plymouth

Drinking water leakage can cause paint to bubble and/or crack. — Handout

A. It seems as however the water did problems the plaster. I am guessing the window organization did a good job of flashing about the window normally it may be far even worse. A painter need to be able to dig out the destroyed plaster, maintenance the impacted spot, and then repaint. It will be a multistep process that could get a working day or two.

Mark Philben is the project improvement manager at Charlie Allen Renovations in Cambridge. Deliver your inquiries to [email protected]. Issues are topic to editing.

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