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.
Here are questions related to 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?
By momangel76 (Guest Post)09/08/2008
I have a black painted dining table, I put something hot on it and it put a big white spot on it! What can I do to get it off?
How do I remove white heat stains from polished wood?
By Lee (Guest Post)12/09/2008
Cannot believe how well the iron trick worked. I started off with a cool iron over a piece of cloth and worked up in heat going in circular motions until it went away, suppose that was the cowards way. Top tip, saved me a fortune as I was going to call out a french polisher.
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.
How do you remove white ring marks from furniture left by placing a hot cup on the surface?
By Lindsay from Caldicot, Monmouthshire
By Elina K.06/21/2012
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! :)
How do I remove heat marks from an oak dining table?
By Beth S
By Marty Dick 01/27/2014
Don't get the marks in the first place. Make yourself some mug rugs from quilting or a few layers of denim. The little woven pot holder thingies that little kids make will do it.
How do you treat heat marks on stained wooden table?
By Betty 01/20/2011
This is what I did once; think I read it somewhere. I sanded very lightly with fine grade sandpaper then used Old English Scratch Cover. Worked. I think I tried mayonnaise first and it didn't work.
I have a white stain on my wood table from steam. How do I remove it?
By Retta from Knoxville, TN
By Toni 09/24/2010
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 used steam on a wood table to take out water marks. It worked wonderful but now I have stains from the steam. I've tried mayonnaise, toothpaste, baking soda, Old English, and wax. Any answers?
By Kathryn from WI
By Hardware shop Rog04/30/2010
Steam iron marks on teak dining table were removed by laying a white t-shirt doubled over on the marks and then using the steam iron over the area using the steam function! I know it doesn't make sense but it worked. I don't know how or why!
I put hot dishes on what appeared to be cork-backed table mats and the heat has gone through and burnt the table plus left the backing attached to it. It is a wooden table, mahogany colour - now with a rough surface and burn mark.
By Lois S
How can I remove a burn spot on my dining table, from placing a hot dish on it?
I bought a used cherry bureau with some areas of small splatter like marks on it. The finish is still shiny and bright; it almost looks like the spots are under the gloss. Any ideas on how to remedy this? I would hate to ruin the finish by using something to pumice it.
By Brie from Keene, NH
I have a very beautifully painted black chest of drawers. It has white marks on it from a steam iron. The paint is matte. How can I remove the white mark?
By Marie from South Africa
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How do you remove white heat marks from furniture?
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How do I get white heat rings out of furniture?
By Wendyann from Albion Park, NSW Australia
I happen to like Armor All as a furniture polish, if it's not a bad white mark the Magic Eraser will removed it completely, if it solid white you may have to do it several times. It may leave a bit of a ghost, but that's still better than having a big white mark.
This was not a bad one, you can see on the right it's gone. Now that I know how to fix them nobody's making them. (06/09/2009)
How do I safely remove white heat marks from a coffee table?
By Helen from Scotland