You have just enjoyed a steaming cup of hot coffee. When you move the cup, to your dismay there is a heat mark on the table. This is a guide about removing heat marks from furniture.
I have a wooden kitchen table that has a lacquer finish on it. How do I get white heat spots off? Also I have a solid wood bedroom suite. How do I fix the worn off parts of the stain?
Go to Restoration Hardware, they have this little cloth that takes those out. It comes in a little white jar and I think it is called magic something.
You can rub vaseline over the white spot. Allow it to sit for 24 to 48 hours and it will remove the stain plus polish your wood!!
How to get the white heat stain off table
A hot towel left this white discoloration on the top of my dining room table. I tried tooth paste with no results. Someone also set a hot dish on the table and now there is the same kind of mark. Any suggestions on how to bring back the normal color?
A hairdryer should remove the marks...Don't hold it too close to the table...because it could damage the finish, even more!
Try a hairdryer...directed on the spots, but don't get it too close to the table surface...or it could burn the wood...I have had success, using this method...
I tried the iron and steam treatment to remove white marks on my table and I don't know what happen it failed, and only left more bigger white marks. Help! Has anyone any ideas?
Don't know if you found an answer but I have had perfect results with this: I spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on spot and let it sit for about 15 minutes. I make a paste of baking soda and water and rub it on the spot with a warm damp washcloth. You can even use your fingers but I think the cloth works best. After you do this clean the table top with a warm damp cloth and then dry with a dry soft towel. Once you have done this, put a small amount of olive oil on a dry cloth and rub it in and buff it dry. This process never has failed to work and I haven't had the stress associated with the iron method. This process takes only about 30 minutes including the wait time for the mayonnaise. I have used this on 2 very expensive wood tables after a recent family holiday get-together.
The white marks are likely from water, so therefore, more white marks mean too much steam. Try another method. I know that my mother removed some water stains from a wooden tray for me, but unfortunately, I don't know what she did. Try googling for info.
Do you clean off the mayo before putting on the baking soda rub?
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I had the same problem and someone told me to use a warm iron over a linen tea towel and iron in a circular motion checking often to see if the stains were still there. I was leery but it worked!! Good Luck!
I just saw a video where you use steam and a hot iron with a white towel. Guess what what started out as small spots are now big iron size spots. Made a small problem into a huge ugly table my advice don't do it
Mine did the same thing, I'm so mad, did you find anything to fix this?
I have a white stain on my wood table from steam. How do I remove it?
By Retta from Knoxville, TN
This just happened to me! I took a towel (a dish towel) set my iron to steam (make sure you have plenty of water in it), and hover over the mark for several minutes. I would lift the towel and check it while you are doing it. The wax paper idea didn't work for me. Then you need to get some lemon oil because your wood will be dried out. Good luck! Start to finish--10 min.
Combine vinegar and olive oil in equal parts to remove white spots left from moisture on wood. Apply with a clean soft cloth and work the vinegar/olive oil mixture into the wood in the direction of the grain to erase the white water spots. Good luck!
I sat a hot pan down for a few seconds. I tried the iron idea and baking soda and tooth paste. What else can I do other than sanding it?
Someone suggested mayonnaise, Sheryl, ages ago, this site. Basically, apply a liberal amount to the area, leave it alone for a few hours then wipe clean. I tried it and it worked fairly well. The mark wasn't completely gone, but it was certainly much less noticeable.
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By Lindsay from Caldicot, Monmouthshire
I have had good luck masking dings on wood by rubbing a walnut on the surface and then buffing a bit. I tried this once on a water mark (with the white ring) and it worked pretty well. Of course, if you are talking about an antique or something else of potentially high value, I really cannot say that this would be a good answer... There may be a more suitable solution? Best of luck! :)
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