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Old 04-03-2012, 08:42 PM   #1
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Bathroom walls have some damage to the bottoms, can't think of good repair.

Sorry I don't have a picture, but it's pretty easy to explain.

I took off the vinyl covered plywood in the bath and in a couple spots (base of toilet area) pulling the vinyl off resulted in the outer layer of wood breaking off. The three spots are in pretty hidden spots (behind toilet mainly) but I would like to at least do something to repair it even though they are not really effecting anything and will be painted over.

Wood epoxy? That would probably end up cracking on that flimsy wall though.

Place a thin sheet of plastic or even wood over the top kind of like a baseboard and adhere/bolt it in place?

Paint over it and don't worry about it?

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Old 04-07-2012, 11:14 PM   #2
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I'd try FORMICA or some other laminate.

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Old 04-08-2012, 06:46 AM   #3
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Look at West System epoxy. They have very helpful tech support to guide you through repairs like these. If you choose to use West (or any epoxy products) remember that it is very important to use proper safety gear when it is wet. People react badly to epoxy sometimes although it is fine if you are careful.
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Old 04-10-2012, 05:50 AM   #4
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I like the idea of making a baseboard of sorts.
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:36 AM   #5
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Do a search for wood epoxy stick. It's basically a two part stick that you cut a piece off of, knead it to mix it, and use the putty to fill in your missing areas. Can be sanded, drilled... after it cures. For those of you that have damage to unpainted wood it can be colorized with gel stain and marked with a fake grain pattern even.
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:36 AM   #6
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If it's wood & you're painting it, you could use some woodfill, sand it, paint it, done! I had the same issue in my former '76 where I pulled the "wallpaper" off & lost some wood with it. I filled it, sanded it & rewallpapered. It was fine!


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