Kitchen Top Backsplash urgent repair

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Old 08-24-18, 02:10 AM
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Kitchen Top Backsplash urgent repair

Hi, This is my first post and I am seeking some advise on repair of the back wood/lamination repair. Not sure if I am using right words to describe the problem. Horizontal Wood surface behind the kitchen faucet has some bulging. Lamination/Tile and wood have developed some gap.

I have attached photos to show the problem area. How can I fix it?
Please help in this regard. I need to fix it next two day.
 
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Old 08-24-18, 02:46 AM
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That looks like formica. Moisture has likely deteriorated the particle board it's glued to. Normally you use contact adhesive to glue the formica to the particle board but I don't know if you can do that at this point. I'd try some adhesive squeezed down behind it and then place something heavy in front of the formica to push/hold it tight until the adhesive dries.

Maybe some of the others will have better suggestions.
 
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Old 08-24-18, 05:33 AM
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My money's on that just trying to reglue it is just not going to work for long for several reasons.
Once particle board gets wet it swells up and starts to turn into oatmeal.
See what white stuff, that's some form of mold or fungus starting to grow.
Is this a rental your trying to move out of and get your deposit back?
 
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Thanks for the reply Marksr. Do you have any suggestion on contact adhesive? Did anyone else experience any issue like this?

@Joecaption Yes its rental. But what is the solution now?
 
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Old 08-24-18, 11:01 AM
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Contact adhesive is a liquid that you brush/roll on, let set and then press the 2 surfaces together. That won't work well for what you have. I'd experiment with adhesive forced down into the void, push it together and then figure out a way to keep it closed up until the glue dries. About the only alternative is to replace the backsplash.

Are you the landlord or the renter? if the latter it's always best to keep the landlord in the loop.
 
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