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I used Purell hand santitizer to remove permanent marker stains from an oak table (I have used Purell before without problems). The marker stains are gone but it left a cloudy white stain on the table. I have tried baking soda, toothpaste and paper towels with a iron. Please help!
Susan from IA
Sounds like the alcohol in the purell ate into the finish thats on the wood. The only solution that I know of is to sand down and refinish.
Try rubbing the spot with white toothpaste. Let set for about 20 minutes, then buff with a soft cloth.
Try infusing some tea bags in a bowl of hot water- til it's as close to the colour of the table as possible- allow to cool. Then with a cloth-dip into the tea solution and rub over the mark. It MAY blend the mark in with the rest of the table that way.
If you are unsure to begin with try a test piece under the table where no one can see.
I am told this is a good way to cover up stains on wood.
it certainly sounds like something, probably the alcohol in the purell removed the stain from the wood. You can purchase pens of wood stain at paint stores that are meant to be used to correct such problems,if it is solid wood not plastic veneer over fiberboard.
try mayonaise. Let stand a short while then wipe off with a clean cloth. It worked on a water stain for me.
Didn't have any mayonnaise, so thought I'd try some "Miracle" Whip just for grins. It worked! And we also learned a valuable lesson, keep the Purell high on the shelf, away from the grandkids.
Just use baby wipes
This worked! Rubbed in toothpaste, waited a bit, then buffed out. Finish looked dry after, a little old English and its good to go.
I tried your suggestion to use white toothpaste to remove the stain but didn't work on hand sanitizer stands on wood. I also tried baking soda with a little vinegar but it also didn't remove the stain.
Did you find anything that worked?
A kid chewed on it and I put water and hand sanitizer on it. How do I repair it? It has great sentimental value as my grandfather suffered greatly with cancer and this is all I have left of his. BTW someone told me it was olive wood before it got stained, and it was stained everywhere as I immersed it.
I would get a wax wood crayon (available at hardware stores) in a matching color and put it on to cover it up.
According to wonderhowto.com Jack Ray says "Do not use any cleaner or rubbing alcohol. It can stain or damage permanently. To remove the stain you will need 2 small/large clothes and some mayonnaise.
You can try this site...www.hunker.com/
This is so bizarre, but reading this brought back a childhood memory of an uncle who smoked cigars and had ashes everywhere...
I can still smell that smell!! You can buy cheap cigars at discount tobacco shops. Around me they are called Puffs (love the name).
Hope it works for you!!
A hand sanitizer bottle left a stain on a wood end table. What can I do?
By CA Human
Method wood polish spray leave for few mins wipe.
Just did mine
We stayed at my sister's they had a beautiful wood floor. Which they recently redid. They have a new puppy. My daughter wiped up pee and put hand sanitizer to sanitize the area.
How do I remove a white ring created by a hand sanitizer bottle on my wooden table top?
By Lo from Lancaster, PA
Preheat the iron to a low heat/warming setting with NO steam.
Place wax paper over the are with the white mark
Cover the wax paper with a towel.
Place the iron over the area for a few seconds a time. Keep the iron moving to avoid creating a new heat mark.
Repeat with a fresh piece of waxed paper until the mark is removed. Good luck.