2018 Sep 3rd
Wet soap sticks and hardens on to the wood, but there is hope yet!
It looks very nice. And it is the perfect size for what I need as I use soaps and shampoo bars and not bottles. But unfortunately, once wet, and then as they dry, all soaps stick to the wood so much that they are near impossible to get loose. So I thought that if I could add some high-gloss varnish to the wood that would help. It sort of does, but I am on to my 3rd coat of this stuff and I am still having stuck-to-the-wood problems with some of the soaps. If this last coat does not work it is off to try to find another shower caddy that will work for me. ARG! Why can't someone make a nice looking, wood, shower caddy, and knowing that soaps will stick, do something during manufacturing so that this is not a problem?9/7/18 UPDATE: it took 3 coats of a clear gloss "triple thick" polyurethane spray and this last coat I put on I applied it very thick, so there were some bubbles, etc. The 1st 2 coats I did a much lighter application. My rating has gone up to 3.5, but only because I had to go through this nonsense in order that any and all soaps and bar shampoos would not stick to the surface. Water beads and rolls right off too! A bonus. So the soaps sticking to the wood after use has been solved.