Written by Colin on 9/05/2008

melted cupThe dining table in our house has been damaged for a few years following a failed ironing attempt on it that melted a part of the lacquer surface. I got the unfortunate job of fixing it by stripping of the old stuff and redoing the varnish. I found out the hard way that a plastic yogurt container is not the ideal manner of holding the paint remover awaiting placement on the surface of the table. After about 20 seconds inside the plastic cup the entire thing started to melt (dissolve), which not only made me go WTF? but also worried me about possible chemicals and/or fumes being made by the reaction. Fortunately the drop cloth I had was not something that dissolved so I just worked around the now liquefied cup remnants. I managed to get the entire surface stripped without ruining any of the edges so now my dad just needs to figure out what kind of varnish he wants to repaint it with. Hopefully I won't have to do anything else after this because this continual stream of housework/home-improvements is getting aggravating.


Kara said...

Haha, I could have told you that.

Colin said...

If I'd thought about it, I probably would have realized that would happen. But I couldn't find anything else to put it in so I just grabbed the plastic cup.

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