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Forum topic by ecologito posted 05-29-2011 03:12 PM 863 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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05-29-2011 03:12 PM

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My wife went to World Market and bought a small kitchen table that we really do not use. Last weekend some friends came over for dinner and I noticed while cleaning that where the hot plates sat on the table the finish lost its luster. It looks really dull. I would like to know what type of finish would act like that and who in the world would apply a finish that is not heat resistant on a dining table (rhetoric).

It’s not like the plates were super hot because all we ate was a hot soup and burgers but oh well… anyways, any ideas on how to get rid of the dull spots will be appreciated…

Maybe I should refinish the whole thing to make it heat resistant.

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#1 posted 05-29-2011 06:35 PM

The only way to remove the dull spots is to strip it off and start over. Sanding might help. Depends how much it went through.

It could be water based polyurethane, with VOC regulations they are forcing manufacturers to use water based products. It can be also lacquer.

But NO finish is heat resistance. Thats why most tables have glass on top of them or mats. I would refinish them with oil based polyurethane.

Also Can you post a picture?

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