Split/swollen upstand edge laminate

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Hi all, first time poster.

I am wondering if anybody has any solutions for this without replacing the upstand?

Thanks in advance for any advice.
 

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do have a wider image where is this located , back of a sink
I suspect the material has had water damage and swollen
does the area feel spongy
I had this issue on a few end panels , in the tiled/cushioned floor kitchen, because of cleaning and also a couple of spillage causing water to be around the end panel.
I had to remove them and replace, I painted with BIN to seal , and then matched the top coat at B&Q , which worked perfectly
 
Thanks ETAF for the advice, I have attached a wider angle shot showing the location which is next to the splashback behind the hob.

Is there an interim repair option without replacing the entire upstand? I'm not sure the best way to find a colour match!
 

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i suspect steam etc has condensed on the splash back , or things boiling over/spillage and causing water damage.
The chipboard under the laminate my be very spongy

I'm sure one of the more experienced members / trades will have a better idea than I

I think replacing it , but unless it made really water proof , its only going to happen again.
Depending on budget, and whats else is there , i would look at maybe tiling

Whats on the other side ?
 
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I think replacing it , but unless it made really water proof , its only going to happen again.
Depending on budget, and whats else is there , i would look at maybe tiling
My own choice for splashbacks is maybe a bit "traditional" - namely tile, stainless steel, glass or laminate (HPL, not laminated chipboard) - all of which will withstand steam, water and a certain amount of heat. These materials are all impervious to water, which really isn't such a bad idea in a kitchen, because any timber-based upstand will inevitably be affected by water and steam over time, no matter what you do with it/to it. To my mind the use of timber/timber-derived upstands is another example of style over function.

Why is it that so much stuff in kitchens and bathrooms these days is like this? Are designers so ignorant of the materials they specify? On second thoughts scratch that question, seeing how much laminate they want to put into bathrooms I have to conclude that a lot of them really are dumber than dumb.
 
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Try a hot iron over kitchen paper, likely the heat from the hob has released the adhesive.
 

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