I was wondering if someone could tell me how to repair this furniture
problem. My wife set a couple of hot corn on the cobbs on a napkin on our
wooden coffee table. Later, we realized that the cobbs had let two white
imprints of the cobbs on the table. Now, I'm assuming these were left behind
because the cobbs were so hot. We tried to wipe off the white imprints, but
it didn't help. Do you know of a way to remove these white burned in
imprints of these cobbs? Any help would be much appreciated.
Sounds like blush where moisture has gotten into the finish. Some
spread mayonnaise on the spots overnight while others use peanut
butter the same way. Cloth slightly dampened with lacquer thinner or
alcohol and lightly swiped on the spots would be my first choice
because it's quick and there is immediate feedback. Sheen of the
finish will probably be altered.
Wipe on a poultice of mayonnaise and let it sit. It is probably
caused by moisture. This is the easiest, most gentle, least
destructive first effort.
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They have some other cures here but I have found plain old Vaseline Petroleum
Jelly works real good on this problem. all you do is put the jelly on it over
nite or some times longer to get the oil back in the white place and drive out
the water that had entered with the heat and water being on it. The Jelly will
go back into the wood and just drive out the water which is the white look stuff
on the wood.
Found at Heloise's site. I never had to try this before so maybe you want
to test it first on a place that won't be seen.
6. Erase white heat marks and water rings on wood furniture?
If the wood has a good finish (don't try on bare wood), mix equal parts of
baking soda and regular white, nongel toothpaste. Lightly dampen corner of
a clean, soft white cloth with water and dip into the paste. With circular
motion gently buff the marks for a few minutes. Wipe area clean, and buff
to a shine. Follow with furniture polish. (If rings remain after buffing
five minutes or so, they may have penetrated the wood; you might have to
refinish the piece).
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