Seek shelf finish that won’t stick to books
I have three shelves done in different finishes–shellac, Ben-Moore semi gloss, and oil-based poly–that all wind up sticking to my books and magazines, some worse than others.
The shellac surface was put on two years ago–pulls bits of paper off my books and mags. Time sitting and humidity seem to be factors, but the surface is not really reliable for book storage.
The poly coated end table is 20 years old. It sticks to reading material mostly in the summer when the weather is humid.
The painted shelf is also 20 years old. Time, independent of moisture, seems to be the factor that causes reading material to stick. If I don’t move things around about once every two months, stuff sticks. I’m not excited about regular re-arrangement of my reading materials.
I’m not sure what to do here. I notice my local library uses steel shelving with what appears to be powder-coating finish. Maybe the books don’t stick because they are covered in plastic jackets.
What kind of finish makes a wood bookcase usable for storing books????
Thank you in advance.