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Removing White Heat Stains from a Wood Table

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November 12, 2017

A wet tea bag on top of a folded paper towel was placed on top of my oak coffee table for approximately 1 1/2 hours which resulted in a large stain. It looks like the area was lightened and I have not been able to return it to the original surrounding stain color.

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I tried the hot iron and cotton towel which did not work. Any suggestions?

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November 12, 20170 found this helpful
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Try scraping the surface gently to remove the tea stain. Go over that with a wood crayon that matches the rest of the table. Then apply a few drops of polyurethane with a toothpick

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A friend brought a pizza over and sat it on our sideboard without a trivet underneath. It left a white, round ring where the moist heat from the pizza sat.

How do we get rid of that whitish ring?

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May 2, 20190 found this helpful

Either of these two methods may solve your problem. You can prepare a paste using baking soda and water and gently rub the white circle until the discoloration disappears. Non-gel toothpaste can be used in the same way to remove the white ring. If neither of these methods are successful you can make a paste using non-gel toothpaste and baking soda to rub on the circle until it vanishes.

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May 2, 20190 found this helpful

Rub mayonnaise and leave a half hour. Wipe off gently.

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October 6, 2018

I ironed a shirt on a solid wood table. I did put a towel underneath, but somehow it stained the table. Is there anything I can use to make it better, it looks quite ill at the moment.

It's an area of about 2ft x 2ft.

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October 6, 20180 found this helpful

I have heard that putting mayonnaise on and leaving a half hour before wiping off works well.

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September 20, 2006

Can I remove white marks from waffle type plastic table cover that got imbedded in my dark pine table?

Joan from Rutherford, NJ

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September 22, 20060 found this helpful

Try mayonnaise. Seriously - it takes water rings off very expensive furniture. It can't possibly hurt it.

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October 23, 20080 found this helpful

If you can put the table out in the sun, try rubbing it with a suitably colored furniture polish then setting it out in the sun for a while. I've gotten water marks out of maple chairs that way.

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June 18, 2016

A friend of mine set a hot pan on her dining room table and it made a horrible dark brown burn circle in the table. Is there any way we can work on making it look nice w/o refinishing the table?


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June 19, 20160 found this helpful

Short answer? No. Long answer? Use a tablecloth.

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July 24, 2013

Would a steam mop work?

By Katy

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November 26, 2012

I have a white stain on my dresser. How do I get it out?

By Diana

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November 27, 20120 found this helpful

It would be useful to know what the stain is. Many white stains are caused by water or heat. These can be fixed, although I have not done so. Try googling removing water stains from cherry wood, and see if you get info. If the stain is something else (paint, for example), the method of removal will be different

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August 21, 2013

I steam stained my polished wooden dining room table by ironing (steam iron) on it. How can I remove this stain?

By Reg N

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February 17, 2009

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March 20, 2007

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June 13, 2007

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March 31, 2011

I have white round marks on a coffee table. Any ideas how to remove them?

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January 13, 2011

My sister-in-law put a hot baked potato on a white napkin on our wood table and there was a white ring left behind. We freaked out, and she cried.

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August 26, 2010

Iron marks on my dining table made white heat patches on the varnish. Any ideas?

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November 9, 2009

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