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sticky finish on danish modern

Posted by ontfolks (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 28, 08 at 16:36

Last fall I acquired a gorgeous mid-century modern dining set stamped as made in Denmark. I believe the table is teak; it has a matte finish with no visible depth, which I assume is the teak oil finish in common use on these older pieces. Although the table top feels fine to the touch, it's proved extremely prone to sticking to things: a cork mat left on the table in fairly dry winter weather adhered so tightly it broke apart when lifted, leaving cork crumbs that had to be scraped off. A plastic bread bag sitting on the table in more humid weather stuck tightly enough to transfer colour and do some damage to the finish etc. We're afraid to use a tablecloth on the piece because if it sits for a couple of days it may never come off! Any thoughts?

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RE: sticky finish on danish modern

Sounds like the finish is not a teak oil, but possibly some sort of poly based finish which is reacting to those items. The cork mat must have had some plastic in it to cause the reaction as well.

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