to ask WHAT THE JEFF HAVE I DONE TO MY TABLE??
TwllBach · 25/09/2018 15:52
WHAT THE FUCK
DP spent ages painting and varnishing this table last winter. I left a wet towel on it rolled up with a blanket I’d knitted inside it to try and block it, then took the towel off and it wasn’t like this I swear...
Then I laid the (cream) blanket on the table while it probably was a bit damp still and put ge place mats around the edges to try and stop it rolling. Left it for 24 hours.
What has happened????
More importantly HOW CAN I FIX IT??? Preferably in the next hour...
theymademejoin · 25/09/2018 17:30
I know it's sorted now but due future reference, I wouldn't try any of those remedies for at least a couple of hours as you could potentially damage the wood or just have wasted a load of time with them.
Our table goes like that anytime it gets wet. It sorts itself out over an hour or two.
DolorestheNewt · 25/09/2018 18:09
Bit late to the party, but DH, who is an antique dealer with a bit of restoration knowledge, says he should have waxed it, not varnished it, unless he used a specific varnish that's impermeable to water (and if he used one that's supposed to be impermeable to water, the product's not a very good one!). According to DH, wax is a more reliable sealant. But keeping moisture off wood is also a good rule of thumb...
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