Being involved in woodworking through wooden boats, this is not something
that I have any experience in.
I picked up a mahogany table on the weekend and managed to put two bruises
in the surface, while it was on the trailer. They are both about 15x30 mm
and about 1 mm deep. Does anyone here know of a reasonable way to get the
out, rather than sanding the entire surface back?
Some days it's just not worth chewing through the restraints.
This may not help whatever finish is on the table but short of filing in or
sanding it out, it's worth a try.
Take a steam iron (yes your wife's best will work just fine). Lay a
slightly dampened, soft white cloth over the scratch and then hold the steam
iron over the cloth and scratch just high enough to concentrate some heat
but not burn (iron on about medium). This will cause the vapor to penetrate
into the scratched area and raise the grain. This may take several
applications. I've done it and it's worked but does require some work to
hide the scratch with stain and then recoating the spot with some finish.
Obviously, the heat and steam from the iron can cause white spots in the
finish which when dry should vanish - but that's a whole different
question - "How to repair xxxx finish"....
Many thanks for this. It gives me details of what I thought had been
mentioned to me long ago. I shall give it a try, and then see what is
needed on the refinishing front.
Where I like, when I like, in whatever I like to wear.
I did this trying to raise a dent with iron and damp cloth then
grabbed some rottenstone and got the white haze out. Table had couple
of other spots so SIL took over and no more hazy spots. Waxed the
entire top and daughter walked in and commented "That table has never
looked so good" and now he has the rest of the top to rub out.
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