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White rings left by drinks on a wood table.

Removing Drink Rings from Wood FurnitureThis is a page about removing drink rings from wood furniture. When cups are set on wood furniture without a coaster and a ring can be left behind creating an unsightly blemish on the surface of the wood.


White Heat Stain on Wood Table

Removing White Heat Stains from a Wood TableWhether it's from a pizza box, a coffee cup or some other hot item, heat stains on a wood table can be difficult to remove. This is a page about removing heat stains from a wood table.


Antique Wood Furniture with Sticky Film

Cleaning Wood Furniture With a Sticky FilmThis is a page about cleaning wood furniture with a sticky film. A sticky film can build up on your wood furniture from a variety of sources: smoke, cooking grease, furniture polish, little sticky fingers, etc. The break down of older finishes can also result in a sticky surface.


Antique wood three drawer table and upholstered side chair.

Cleaning Antique Wood FurnitureThis is a page about cleaning antique wood furniture. Cleaning antique furniture presents its own special considerations. The finishes on antique wood furniture are quite different than those on modern pieces. Care needs to be taken not to damage these lovely heirlooms or unique shopping finds.


Shampooing a sofa.

Removing Urine Odors from a CouchRemoving urine odors from upholstered furniture can be difficult. This is a page about removing urine odors from a couch.


Reed Diffuser

Removing a Diffuser Oil Stain on Wood Furniture?Essential oil diffusers are used in aromatherapy. Unfortunately, occasionally the oil may accidentally get on your furniture leaving a stain. Removing diffuser oil stains on wood furniture is the subject of this page.


Woman Cleaning Wood

Removing Paper Stuck to WoodThis is a page about removing paper stuck to wood. Stickers or wet paper can stick to wooden things when they dry. It can be challenge to remove without damaging the wood.


Kitten laying on couch with a pen

Cleaning Ink on Microfiber FurnitureThis is a page about cleaning ink on microfiber furniture. Removing an ink stain on microfiber furniture is generally successful if you use the right product and method.


Painted Chinese furniture.

Cleaning Painted Wood Furniture?This is a page about cleaning painted wood furniture. Painted furniture adds a colorful touch to your decor. However, when cleaning you want to be sure not to damage to painted finish.



Grey Cat Sitting on Blue Chair

Removing Pet Urine Smell from FurnitureIf you have a pet urinate on your furniture you know how difficult it is to clean up. Even if you get to it right away the smell can still linger for a longtime afterward. This is a page about removing pet urine smell from furniture.


Upholstered couch.

Removing Body Odor From FurnitureThe upholstery on your furniture can pick up body odor and need cleaning or refreshing. This is a page about removing body odor from furniture.


Candle wax dripping down side of container onto wood table.

Cleaning Candle Wax from Wood FurnitureRemoving wax from tables, shelves, and bookcases can be difficult and costly, but must be done correctly to avoid damaging wood surfaces. This is a page about cleaning candle wax from wood furniture.


Daughter painting her mother's nails on the sofa.

Removing Nail Polish Stains From a CouchRemoving nail polish stains from an upholstered couch or sofa can be challenging. This is a page about removing nail polish stains from a couch.


Hand holding a smoking cigarette.

Cleaning Nicotine from Wood FurnitureThis is a page about cleaning nicotine from wood furniture. Nicotine from cigarettes, cigars, and pipes can leave yellow stains on your furniture. Removing this sticky residue can be done taking care not to damage the finish on your furniture.


Can of Aerosol Spray

Removing Hair Spray from FurnitureThis is a page about removing hair spray from furniture. Hair spray is sticky and sometimes difficult to remove. That is why it's best to avoid getting it on your furniture.


Cleaning Resin Furniture

Cleaning Resin FurnitureResin furniture can be difficult to get entirely clean because it sits outside much of the time. This is a page about cleaning resin furniture.


Furniture polish being sprayed on wood furniture.

Removing Furniture Polish Build Up from Wood...Those wonderful furniture polishes can often leave a dull buildup. There are methods and products you can use to remove the buildup and restore the shine to your furnishings. This is a page about removing furniture polish buildup from wood furniture.


Dry Erase Markers

Removing Dry Erase Marker from a Couch?This is a page about removing dry erase marker from a couch. Removing dry erase marker from a couch can be done with cleaners you have around the house.


Cleaning a microfiber sofa.

Removing Tape Residue from Microfiber Upholstery?This is a page about removing tape residue from microfiber upholstery. Tape residue can be difficult to remove from microfiber, especially microfiber furniture. Here are a few tips to try, if you have tape residue that you can't get rid of.


Steam cleaning a couch

Using a Steam Cleaner on Microfiber?This is a page about using a steam cleaner on microfiber. Steam cleaning is a great way to tackle many household cleaning jobs without the use of chemical cleaners.


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Deodorize a Musty Couch?I found a semi-old couch that my university that was going to thrown out. I snagged it before they could throw it in the dumpster. It is a really nice couch that I could really use, but it has a slight mildew and dusty smell to it.


Removing Permanent Marker (Sharpie) from a Couch

Removing Permanent Marker (Sharpie)...This is a page about removing permanent marker (Sharpie) from a couch. Accident or budding artist, either way permanent marker on your couch may require a series of attempts to remove it.


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Getting Tape off Wooden Furniture?Does anyone know how to get Scotch tape and brown tape off wooden furniture? It is impossible to peel off now. Thanks.


older couch

Removing Odors from a CouchMany different thing can cause your sofa to smell. This is a page about removing odors from a couch.



Dog sleeping on a couch.

Removing Pet Hair from FurniturePet hair can be quite a nuisance and can be difficult to remove from fabric or microfiber couches, chairs, and other furniture. This is a page about removing pet hair from furniture.


Folded newspaper on wooden surface

Removing Newspaper Ink from Wood FurnitureThis is a page about removing newspaper ink from wood furniture. Newspaper ink can transfer to your hands and other surfaces quite easily. It is important to not damage your wood furniture when removing the ink.


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Cleaning Sticky Residue from a Dry Erase Board?This is a page about cleaning sticky residue from a dry erase board. Often white boards are also used to hold notes and pieces of paper, attached with tape. Once those notes are removed the tape residue may be a problem.


Close up of microfiber chair with water spots

Cleaning Water Spots on a Microfiber CouchThis is a page about water spots on a micro fiber couch. Water marks on microfiber are either the result of previous cleaning attempts or a spill. It is easy to remove them and have your couch looking great again.


Open sock drawer.

Removing Perfume Smell from Wooden DresserThe essential oils and alcohol in perfume can penetrate wooden furniture creating a lingering odor that may be difficult to remove. This is a page about removing perfume smell from a wooden dresser.


Cleaning Patio Furniture

Cleaning Patio FurnitureThis is a page about cleaning patio furniture. Outdoor furniture, because of its exposure to the elements, often needs a thorough cleaning.


Pink rubber glove with blue brush scrubbing mattress.

Cleaning Urine Stains from a MattressesMattresses are expensive so replacement isn't always an option when they get soiled. It can be tough to remove urine stains on your mattress though. This is a page about cleaning urine stains from a mattress.


Woman with laptop and phone sitting across a rust colored armchair.

Washing Microfiber Cushion CoversThis is a page about washing microfiber cushion covers. One way to keep your microfiber cushion covers clean is to wash them.


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Stains From Lysol on Leather?I got Lysol spray on my burgundy leather ottoman. Now there a row of spray dots all across it.


A colorful wooden dresser.

Removing Permanent Marker from Wood...Permanent marker can really ruin the look of your wood furniture. While permanent marker is generally permanent you want to be careful to not further damage your furniture when trying to remove it. This is a page about removing permanent marker from wood furniture.


Cleaning Wood Table

Plastic Left Residue On WoodPlastic packaging, tablecloths, and other items can leave a residue on your wood table or other furniture that can be difficult to remove. This page has tips to remove it without damaging the wood surface.


Leather Topped Desk

Removing Paper Stuck to a Leather Topped Desk?Care needs to be taken when removing paper that has become stuck to a leather topped desk, to avoid damaging the leather. This is a page about removing paper stuck to a leather topped desk.


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Drying Couch Cushions?About a week ago we came across a free sectional sofa! After shampooing the couch and soaking the cushions with Oxi Clean, it's almost like new. However, I have had the cushions out on the porch drying for about 3 days now and the "core" of the cushions are still wet.


Removing Tar from Clothing, Removing Tar from Upholstery, Removing Tar from Aluminum Siding

Removing Tar from UpholsteryThis is a page about removing tar from upholstery. Tar is difficult to remove from just about anything it gets on. Upholstery is one of toughest things to remove tar from though.


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Removing Odor From China Cabinet?I have a china cabinet that we bought used about 25 years ago. I have tried Murphy's, baking soda, air fresheners, etc but nothing seems to help. The cabinet has a smell inside of it and the crystal and china has the same smell plus an oily coating on it when I take it out. Any suggestions?



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Can You Dry Clean Couch Cushions?Do dry-cleaners clean couch pillows? There is not one particular stain I'm trying to remove, they are just old and dirty. I just want to make them sanitary and fresh.


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Wooden Rockers Have Molded?We have two white rockers from Cracker Barrel on our front porch. They have molded and I can't seem to get them clean. The front porch does stay shaded almost all day. I need some ideas for how to clean them. I have tried bleach, scrubbing with soap, and a magic eraser. Thanks.


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Removing "Hair" Grease from a Leather Sofa?How do you remove a dark hair wax stain from a natural leather sofa?


Spilled ink on wood surface. There is also an open bottle and a pen.

Removing Pen and Ink Stains from Wood FurnitureThis is a page about removing pen and ink stains on wood furniture. Ink spills on wood furniture can be very difficult to remove especially if it penetrates the finish. Before you just grab the nearest cleaner make sure that it is safe for your furniture's finish.


Gorilla Glue

Removing Gorilla Glue From Wood FurnitureThis is a page about removing Gorilla Glue from wood furniture. Glues such as Gorilla Glue can be difficult to remove from wood furniture.


Cleaning Leather Furniture

Cleaning Leather FurnitureLeather furniture is an expensive investment. Using the wrong cleaning methods can shorten its life span. This page is about cleaning leather furniture.


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Cigarette Smell on Leather Furniture?I got a leather recliner at a sale and it smells like cigarette smoke which makes my living room smell like that. What can I use to get the smell out?


marker on table

Removing Permanent Marker from a Painted Table?This is a page about removing permanent marker from a painted table. Removing permanent marker on painted furniture can be tricky. You don't want to damage the finish in the process.


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How Do I Remove Ink from a Faux Suede Couch?My daughter has drawn all over my newish, red, fake suede couch with a Biro. How do I get the ink out if my couch?


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Nail Glue on Leather?I have accidentally got fake nail glue over my new brown leather couch but when i try to pick it off it is taking the leather off. Does anyone have any tips on how to remove this with minimum damage?


A wood table being wiped down with a cloth.

Fixing Streaky and Dull Furniture From Murphy's Oil Soap?This is a page about fixing streaky and dull furniture from Murphy's Oil Soap. Sometimes wood cleaners can leave a residue behind that can be difficult to remove.


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Removing Skunk Smell from Couch?My dog was sprayed by a skunk and rubbed all over the couch before I got her. Now I can't get that smell out. Can anyone help me?


Hand wiping down a leather sofa.

Removing a Cooking an Oil Stain on a Leather Couch?Oil can stain leather furniture and must be removed carefully to avoid further damage. This is a page about removing a cooking an oil stain on a leather couch.


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Stains From Rawhide Dog Bone on Microfiber?My puppy chewed his rawhide bone on my new dark brown microfiber sofa, I now have small white marks on the sofa, I have used a damp cloth to clean but it doesn't do anything. Is there any way to remove the white/light discoloration?


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Removing Lichen from a Teak Bench?How do I safely remove lichen from my teak bench?


red putty egg

Removing Silly Putty from Upholstered FurnitureThis is a page about removing Silly Putty from upholstered furniture. Many kids enjoy playing with Silly Putty, but most parents do not enjoy removing it from their furniture.


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Furniture Damaged by Cat Pee?To my horror, I have found the back leg of one of my dressers drenched with cat pee or spray. What is the best way to take this kind of stain? The back of the dresser isn't not finishes the same way as the rest of it so it has really soaked in. Thanks, Lauren


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Removing a Urine Stain from Microfiber Futon Cover?I have a futon couch that a grandchild had an accident during the night. The cover cannot be removed to wash and it is a microfiber material. What can I use to remove the stain?


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Removing Pet Odor from Furniture?Does anyone know how to get dog odors out of an upholstered sofa?


Hands polishing a wood table

Cleaning Wood FurnitureThis is a page on cleaning wood furniture. Some cleaners can ruin the finish on your wood furniture making it look dull or uneven. Knowing the proper methods for cleaning wood, you can keep your furniture looking new for years to come.


red putty egg

Removing Silly Putty Stains from MicrofiberThis is a page about removing silly putty stains from microfiber. Silly putty can be tough to get stains from silly putty our of fabric, especially microfiber.


Dusting Wood Furniture

Dusting Wood Furniture?This is a page about dusting wood furniture. Certain products and techniques can make dusting wood furniture easier.


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Removing Odors from Particle Board Furniture?I bought an old chest with particle board back and some on the drawers. The rest is painted wood. It has a bad smell--not sure if it is mildew or what. How can I remove the odor?


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Removing Hair Spray from Microfiber Upholstery?How do I remove hair spray from microfiber upholstery?


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Cleaning Glass Shelves?How do you keep glass shelf in a curio cabinet sparkling clean?


An antique dresser with many drawers.

Cleaning a Musty Antique DresserThis is a page about cleaning a musty antique dresser. Although antique furniture can be beautiful, it can also be tricky to clean and deodorize.


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Removing Nail Polish from Painted Furniture?I recently purchased a new armoire for my bedroom, one of my girls put quite a bit of purple nail polish on it. It's real wood and has a beautiful finish. How can I remove the polish without damaging the finish?


Super Glue

Removing Super Glue from Wood Furniture?This is a page about removing Super Glue from wood furniture. If you have ever accidentally gotten Super Glue on your furniture while making a repair, you know that removing it safely can be difficult.


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Nail Polish on Leather Furniture?How do I clean nail varnish from a leather sofa?


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Blue Ice Pack Leaked Onto Sofa?I discovered that some time ago my blue ice pack had leaked that blue stuff between my sofa cushions - so it's dry. The tag on the sofa says to use water-based cleaners or water-based foams.


Double AA Battery Left a Burn Mark on Oak Table - mark on table

Battery Left a Corrosion Mark on a Wood Table?A leaky battery can leave acidic corrosion on just about any surface it comes in contact with. Baking soda or ammonia can help neutralize the acid and prevent further damage. If a battery left a corrosion mark on a wood table, it may require sanding and refinishing.


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Cleaning a Saucer Chair?How do I clean a saucer chair?


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Pizza Box Stain on Furniture?We put a hot pizza box on our wood coffee table and now we have white heat stains on the table. Does anyone know of anything that can remove these stains? I appreciate your assistance.


Brown microfiber couch.

Cleaning Microfiber FurnitureMicrofiber is a favorite upholstery for furniture. Because it is generally used on couches and chairs, it is subjected to a lot of use and abuse. This is a page about cleaning microfiber furniture.


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Cleaning PVC Outdoor Furniture?I have some PVC outdoor furniture in good shape, but dirty. How can I clean the grime without scratching the finish?


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Steel Wool Left Stains on Wood Table?I am refinishing a dining room table, using a stain remover to lift the stain. The directions called for steel wool, but the steel wool has left dark black stains on the wood. Does any one have a remedy for removing the black stains?


Microsuede Chair

Removing Mold from Microsuede Furniture?This page is about removing mold from microsuede furniture. Cleaning mold and the odor from furnishings can be a challenge.


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Removing Leather Stuck to Top of Wooden Desk?Leather album was stuck to furniture. When removed, some leather is still on the furniture. How can I remove this leather?


A stain on a suede headboard.

Suede Headboard Help?I have this mark on my suede headboard. I'm not sure what it is. Ihave tried using a steamer to get rid of it but it didn't work. I also tried using a fabric brush but it didn't help. I'm not sure if it's the actual material?


A pile of outdoor cushions.

Cleaning Outdoor Furniture CushionsThe cushions for your outdoor furniture can become mold stained, stained by the weather, or just soiled from routine use. Cleaning them is a must. Try some of the tips found below.


Removing a Dye Stain from a Laminate Headboard - white and black headboard

Removing a Dye Stain from a Laminate Headboard?I have a massive ink stain on my laminated bed headboard which was caused by a black body pillow cover and it won't come off. The headboard is only 6 months old. I've used bleach, hairspray, cleaners, and even nail polish remover. Can anyone suggest what I could do please?


Cleaning Off Paper Stuck to Wood Furniture - tissue box paper stuck to table

Cleaning Off Paper Stuck to Wood Furniture?I recently spilled baby formula on our dark wood finished nightstand. However I didn't realize that some of the split milk got under a tissue (cardboard) box. And now the cardboard is stuck in to the wood!


A dog sitting on a couch.

Removing Lint and Hair from FurnitureLint from clothing and blankets, as well as, hair from pets and their humans easily attaches itself to your upholstered furniture. There are a few commercial cleaning tools you can use, a vacuum works well, and surprisingly so do latex balloons. This is a page about removing lint and hair from furniture.


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Removing the Smell of Downy Unstoppables from a Leather Couch?I recently bought a new couch that is leather. It is a one piece sectional and by that I mean the cushions can't come off. My stepkid came home from her mom's and sat on my couch leaving it with the smell of Downy Unstoppables and basically super scented laundry soap and fabric softener.


Beautiful wood patio furniture.

Thrifty Ways to Clean Up and Repair Your Patio FurniturePatio furniture can take a beating from the elements and usage. It is a good practice to clean and make necessary repairs prior to storing it for the winter. This is a page about thrifty ways to clean up and repair your patio furniture.


Green plastic outdoor chair.

Cleaning Plastic Outdoor FurnitureDingy, dirty plastic outdoor furniture can often be cleaned with a Magic Eraser, pressure washer, or bleach to name a few methods. This is a page about cleaning plastic outdoor furniture.


A teak wood deck with teak wood furniture on it.

Clean a Teak Wood Deck With AmmoniaAmmonia is good general purpose cleaning agent that can be used on many surfaces. This is a page about clean teak wood with ammonia.


Brown rings on light colored furniture.

Removing Brown Rings on White Furniture?White furniture can be marred by rubber feet on lamps, chemicals in cleaners, and more, leaving unsightly and hard to remove brown rings. This is a page about removing brown rings on white furniture.


Wood Table

Removing Permanent Marker on a Wood TableTrying to remove permanent marker from furniture should be undertaken with care. There are products that will remove the marker but damage the finish. This is a page about removing permanent marker on a wood table.


A fountain pen on a wood surface.

Removing an Ink Stain on Wood Furniture?Care needs to always be taken when removing stains from wood furniture. The products used could damage the finish; pretest solutions in an inconspicous location. This is a page about how to remove an ink stain on wood furniture.


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Removing a Trophy Glued to a Desk?My grandson glued a trophy to my desk I suppose using Elmer's glue. How do I get it off without damaging the finish?


Microsuede footstool

Cleaning Microsuede FurnitureThis is a page about cleaning microsuede furniture. While possibly easier to clean than its leather inspiration, the nap on micro suede does require some care when cleaning.


Boxer lounging on suede couch

Cleaning Dog Drool on a Suede Couch?This is a page about cleaning dog drool on a suede couch. When pets sleep on the furniture there will inevitably be saliva stains on the upholstery.


Pile of assorted pens on a wooden table

Removing Pen Ink on a Wood TableThis is a page about removing pen ink on a wood table. Finding the right way to remove ink from a wood table without doing damage can be frustrating.


paint spots

Cleaning Paint Off Faux Leather Sofa?I bought 2 faux leather sofas. I unfortunately got splash dots of gloss paint on them by accident. I have tried absoulutely everything to remove the paint spots. Nothing has worked. Could anyone give me some advice on what I could use to remove it?


Man's arms holding squirt bottle and small brush cleaning orange suede couch

Cleaning a Suede CouchThis is a page about cleaning a suede couch. Suede upholstery has its own cleaning requirements to keep your couch looking nice.


blue fan

Cleaning Rubber Stains from Furniture?This is a page about cleaning rubber stains from furniture. The small rubber feet on certain products such as tabletop fans can cause discolorations on your furniture.


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Removing Vinyl Residue on Wood Furniture?Unfortunately, we left a Leeds Padfolio, made from "durahyde", I think on our wood credenza for an extended period of time. It appears to have transferred part of its surface onto the wood.


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Removing Mold from Couch?I stored an upholstered couch sectional in my damp basement for a year. Then I brought it upstairs and put it in my den. Now I have grandchildren who like to play in the den. They play with the couch pillows. After I play with them in the den I feel nasal congestion the next day and itchy eyes.


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Cleaning Plastic Drop Cloth Residue on Table?How do you clean plastic drop cloth residue off a wooden table (sticky stuff)?


black cat on microsuede chair

Cleaning Stains on Microsuede FurnitureMicrosuede is a type of microfiber upholstery that resembles suede. This is a page about cleaning stains on microsuede furniture.


Man Polishing Furniture

Polishing FurnitureThis is a page about polishing furniture. Many people use some type of furniture polish on their wood furniture, especially older pieces.


patio table and chairs

Sap Leaking from Outdoor Furniture?This is a page about sap leaking from outdoor furniture. Wood patio furniture can sometimes ooze sap that can be messy and get on clothes.


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Removing a Paper Towel Stuck to a Wooden Desk?Somehow a paper towel got stuck to my white wooden desk a long time ago. I never bothered to try to get it off. But now it's getting on my nerves. How do I remove it?


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Removing Paper Stuck to a Wood Table?I have an untreated maple butcher block table that wet paper towels bonded with/ sunk into, and I cannot get it off with anything too strong because it is a food prep surface. I tried salt and vinegar, and they aren't working.


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Removing Hair Spray Buildup on a Chair?I have a ghost chair at my dressing table, but this now has a build up of hairspray making it dull. How can I remove this?


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Furniture Wax Left Streaks on Oak Table?I was just wondering if anyone can help. I just bought a new oak table and was told to wax it as soon as it was delivered, which I did. I followed the instructions on the tin and I'm not happy as it has left streaks all over it. It looks awful.


Greasy streaks on wood coffee table

Greasy Streaks on Wood Coffee TableCleaning person used some kind of cleaner that left greasy streaks on new coffee table. Any suggestions on how I remedy this?


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Best Cleaner for Vintage Pine Table and Chairs?I have a fifty year old dark pine dining room set that needs a good cleaning to make it shine again. What can I use?


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