Is there any way to remove paper from a faux tortoise top table?

Discussion in 'Furniture' started by Northern Lights Lodge, Aug 19, 2022.

  1. Northern Lights Lodge

    Northern Lights Lodge Well-Known Member

    My daughter's neighbor has a beautiful vintage dining table that has a "faux tortoise" top. Someone put a wet paper plate on it - and it "stuck". She ALWAYS has had it covered... until today! Help!
    Leslie
     
  2. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    What's the faux tortoise made of? Faux painted? Plastic?
     
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  3. Matahari

    Matahari Active Member

    Presuming the "faux" is varnished or protected, remove the best part of the plate if not already done and just leave a damp cloth to soak the paper left !
    should come of with a wipe

    same as removing wall paper really :)
     
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  4. Northern Lights Lodge

    Northern Lights Lodge Well-Known Member

    I honestly don't know...
    I'm not even sure how old the table is... perhaps the 70's?
     
  5. Northern Lights Lodge

    Northern Lights Lodge Well-Known Member

    Thank you! They'll have to be brave!
     
  6. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

    Test a small area first, to see what the effect of prolonged contact with water might be. Depending on the finish, it might cause an irreparable bloom/stain. (Although if it was originally meant to be a dining table, you would expect some designed resistance to such damage.)
     
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  7. Northern Lights Lodge

    Northern Lights Lodge Well-Known Member

    Hi everyone,
    Apparently, they did get it off with simple water!
    Just wanted to give you an update!
    Thanks, Leslie
     
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