7 Ways to Protect Kitchen Plywood Cabinets from Water Damage
Jan 20, 2023 | By: admin

Kitchen plywood cabinets are exposed to high levels of moisture. There’s simply no way around it. Whether you cook a curry, make soup with boiled vegetables, or simply boil water, exposure to the vapours will take its toll on the outer surface of the cabinets. And let’s not ignore the possibility that when you are in a hurry, you may put wet utensils in the cabinets after just giving them a good shake or two. Over time, these little problems can lead to rapid wear and tear of your cabinets.

So, how to prevent that? 


Here Are the Ways for You to Protect Expensive Cabinets: 


Give Veneer Finish to Plywood 

Put veneers from Greenply on the outer surface of the cabinet, irrespective of the type of plywood you use to build it. The veneer wood sheets will provide an additional layer of protection against moisture.



Get Your Cabinets Cleaned  

Wipe the cabinets clean with a dry, soft cloth at least once a day. This will prevent moisture from building up on the surface. Not only that, doing so will also remove a thin film of dirt that builds up due to the vapours of oil that cabinets often collect on the outer surfaces.



Opt for Boiling Waterproof (BWP) Plywood 

In BWP plywood, the material is made of bwp resin which has a good degree of resistance against moisture and is great for use in a kitchen, where moisture levels are usually high. Use boiling waterproof (BWP) plywood to build the cabinets. Greenply offers top-quality boiling waterproof plywood like the Green Club 700, Green Club 5 Hundred, Green Platinum and Green Gold that ensures total protection to your furniture made with utmost care.



Cover the Base of the Cabinets 

Cover the inside floor of the cabinet with old newspapers. It is easy, cheap and can absorb a lot of moisture, protecting the insides of the cabinets. You can easily remove the newspapers and put in new ones. Therefore, a budget-friendly option to go for is the newspapers. Seems like a great idea.


Put Rubber Mat Under the Sink Cabinet 

You can go for a cabinet floor mat specially made for resisting water and moisture to keep the sink cabinets base free from damage. And the mats made of rubber are flexible and easy to clean. They can hold water so that your cabinets remain in good condition for a long time.


Try Out Keeping Soda Lime in the Cabinets 

Put a small bowl of soda lime inside cabinets made of plywood. The soda lime will absorb moisture and keep the insides dry. Toss out the used soda lime every month and refill the bowl with fresh lime for the best results.


Choose Longevity Choose Greenply

With a little protection, plywood cabinets can last for a long time to come. Remember, plywood with the right amount of moisture resistance will last way longer in moisture-laden air than treated, ordinary plywood ever will. Greenply has a wide range of plywood where style complements safety. Don’t forget to check out waterproof plywood specifications before you buy it to build cabinets.


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