ASK DANNY: How to Repair a Water-Damaged Cabinet

Water-damaged cabinet

Placing a paper towel holder beside a cabinet has led to water damage in Ann in North Carolina’s home. Home improvement expert Danny Lipford has a solution for this.

I have a kitchen cabinet that needs repair.
[The] paper towel holder is on the side of the cabinet … Water has dripped down from the paper towel holder. The bubbling was caused by the water dripping from our hands [after] getting to the paper towels. [See photos.]
How do you recommend I repair the damaged side of the cabinet?
Ann in North Carolina

You will need to scrape off the bubbled area using a putty knife. Then patch using a wood putty, not spackling.
The tricky part will be matching the paint for a touch-up. If you do not have the paint, consider taking a cabinet door or drawer with you to the paint store.
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Danny Lipford is among the country’s most sought-after home improvement experts.
The seasoned remodeling contractor and media personality served as the home improvement expert for CBS’s “The Early Show” and The Weather Channel for over a decade and has made more than 180 national television appearances on “Fox & Friends,” “Inside Edition,” “Morning Express with Robin Meade,” Fox Business Channel, Rachael Ray and more.
He travels the country making appearances as a brand ambassador and spokesperson, and each year contributes expertise to hundreds of popular magazines and online media outlets.


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