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Kitchen Cabinet Stain Seeped into Joints

It appears that stain from my new cabinets has oozed or seeped up in the joints looking like dried glue. The contractor said it was because we didn't have air conditioning. We live in Minnesota and we are in our first week of real heat and it appeared before.

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July 22, 20190 found this helpful

Humidity can ruin furniture. Run fans in the kitchen in humid weather.

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July 23, 20190 found this helpful

If you do not plan to have AC then you will probably have to have a dehumidifier.
These can be costly but you may be able to find one on sale for less than $100 online. You can check these out at Home Depot, Walmart, Lowe's, larger hardware stores type stores but you'll probably find they are over $100.

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You can start with a disposable type until you have something else.

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July 24, 20190 found this helpful

It appears your contractor has problems they do not wish to address.

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They undoubtedly have used some sort of glue that is causing this problem.
The real problem is how to make them correct it...
Probably through the court will be your only alternative.
Attorney fees and court cost are very high so I hope if you have to go this route, your attorney will have a clause that states they have to pay all costs if you win the case.

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July 24, 20190 found this helpful

We have dehumidifiers. We have lived in the same house for 44 years. I have never had any problems with stain before. The cupboards are brand new as of last December. They are custom built. Again, we have very few hot humid day in Mn. We also live in the country with nice breezes.

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July 23, 20190 found this helpful

I am sorry. I do not buy that the contractor is giving this excuse for stain oozing into the joints because you do not have air conditioning. Did he install them? Do you know the manufacturer?

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Cabinets should be sealed and stain should never bleed if they come directly from the maker. Now if he did the stain, I am thinking he just didn't do a good job and that is why there is bleed--either he was careless or he didn't seal them.

If they were store bought, call the company or the store. If he painted, I would ask him. Either way, if you ask as kindly as possible how what can be done to can resolve the issue--perhaps strip, re-stain and seal--you should be able to have a nice finished product.

I have stained many a piece of furniture in my life and if you seal it right, they do not "bleed". If you are careless, the stain goes everywhere...that is a whole different issue.

Post back with an update!! Prayers for you to get it resolved with kindness and grace.

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