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Cabinet Repair after Backsplash Removal

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:25 pm
by sanchezcruz_20
In preparation for new countertop install, I removed the laminate backsplash from a cabinet wall that is part of the built-in fridge cabinetry. In the process, the glue damaged the surface of the cabinet.

Wondering what the best way is to go about refinishing/repairing this?

I am considering just sanding it smooth (to further remove glue), filling it with some sort of wood filler product, sanding it smooth and repainting.

Am I head in the right direction with that approach?

At this time, I'm only concerned about the cabinet wall since drywall repair is more familiar to me.

Thanks for your input!

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Re: Cabinet Repair after Backsplash Removal

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:48 pm
by A. Spruce
Personally, I would maintain an end splash. IMHO, it finishes off the countertop better and protects the side of the cabinet. In lieu of that, yes, sanding and painting will be the most efficacious repair.

Re: Cabinet Repair after Backsplash Removal

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:07 am
by Shannon
Yes I agree if you are using a end splash again then its no concern just install new splash. Paint matching the cabinet colour can be tricky as most cabinet shops have their own custom colours and over time these colours change slightly with conditions of the home.