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Wood Table Finish

Repairing Wood Table Finish?This is a page about repairing wood table finish. When the lacquer or vanish coating is damaged on a veneer or solid wood table top, there are numerous ways to fix it.

 

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How Do I Restore a Formica Tabletop?I am restoring Formica on a vintage 1960's table. What is best way to do this?

 

Veneer Table

Repairing Bubble in Wood Veneer Furniture?This page is about repairing bubble in wood veneer furniture. When the thin layer of finish wood on furniture is raised up, it can be difficult to repair.

 

Spraying Windex

Removing a Windex Stain on a Wood Table?Certain cleaning products intended for other uses can damage the finish on your furniture if they are accidentally used or spilled on it. This is a page about removing a Windex stain on a wood table.

 

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Shiny Spots on Wood Table?I got a brand new coffee table and tried to fix a very tiny dent using a iron. I made a huge mistake. It left a hot iron mark and I tried to fix that with an olive oil and baking soda mix. It got a little better.

 

marble top

Repairing or Restoring A Marble Table Top?This is a page about repairing or restoring a marble table top. A stone marble table top can be beautiful but sometimes need some refurbishing.

 

Repairing Damaged Wood Table
Finish - shiny spot on matte wood finish

Repairing Damaged Wood Table Finish?I have a new table and I thought movers had damaged the finish as it looked like ink spots on it. I used a mild abrasive to try to remove this area. Now that area is shiny. I evidently removed the dull satin finish. How can I retain the original dull satin finish?

 

Removing a Water Stain on a Wood Table

Removing a Water Stain on a Wood TableThis is a page about removing a water stain on a wood table. Water stains on wooden tables are a common occurrence and can be frustrating to remove.

 

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Cigarette Burns on a Wood Table?I have a cigarette burn in a wooden table top, what do I do to fix it?

 

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Oak Table

Removing a Water Stain on Oak TableSpills or overflowing potted plants can result in water marks on your furniture. This is a page about removing a water stain on an oak table.

 

glass coffee table

Repairing a Coffee Table With Missing GlassThis is a page about repairing a coffee table with missing glass. A glass topped coffee table without the glass isn't much of a table. You could get a replacement piece of glass or you might consider some more creative ways of redoing the top.

 

A wooden hall table.

Refinishing a Mersman Table?Can this Mersman hall table be refinished? Is it solid wood with veneers? This belongs to my son-in-law who inherited it from his grandfather. Hewould like it refinished to a different colour but I want to make sure it solid wood and not MDF or something else. The finish now has dark flecks of stain to give it texture, which is throwing me off. If anyone could give me any information on wood type or history, I'd appreciate that. Thanks!

 

A spot on the finish of a black table.

Repairing a Spot on a Black Dining Table?This black painted table got something on it that has caused blotches. Is there anything to do to restore the finish? Thank you!

 

An upcycled table with a wooden top.

Upcycled Storage TableThe frame from a broken glass topped table can be fitted with a wooden lower shelf and top for its second run. This page offers instructions for salvaging an old table and adding some storage space.

 

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Dining Table Stained by Felt Backed Pad?I have a formal dining room table that has a light white-washed look - with shades of light golden brown and cream. I kept a custom made table pad on it with a tablecloth on top of the pad. Since the pad was not removed for probably a couple of years, the light brown felt on under side has turned my table an ugly yellow!

 

Remedy for UV Damage to Vintage Formica Table Top - red table top

Repairing a Sun Damaged Vintage Formica Tabletop?You may want to let the sun finish the bleaching or paint the surface of the table. You can always cover with a vintage table cloth. This is a page about repairing a sun damaged vintage formica tabletop.

 

Repairing Water Damage to a Wood Table - whitish light spots on the table

Repairing Water Damage to a Wood Table?A plastic placemat was left on my table and it had water trapped under it. The table now has a lot of tiny white spots and a hazy look where the placemat was, almost like tiny bubbles. How can I remove those spots and haze?

 

Bottle of essential oil on a wood table surrounded by amber.

How to Remove Spilled Fragrance Oil from a Wood Table?Oil can damage the finish or seep into the wood if there is no finish or it is already damaged. You can try cleaning with the appropriate cleaner, but be prepared for having to sand and refinish the table. This is a page about how to remove spilled fragrance oil from a wood table.

 

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Causes for a Swaying Table?I have a round marble kitchen table on metal legs. All of a sudden, it started to sway when pushed. No bolts are loose that I can see, nothing looks broken. So we moved it into the corner for safety, but when placed in different areas, it stopped swaying.

 

Checkered Tablecloth On The Brown Wooden Background.

Removing Stuck on Flannel from a Dining TableSometimes, flannel backed tablecloths can be left on a table for years, becoming stuck to the finish. This is a page about removing stuck on flannel from a dining table.

 

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Nail Varnish Remover Damaged Table Finish?I have spilt nail varnish remover on my mahogany table.

 

Saving fire damaged dining table

Saving a Fire Damaged Table?This is a page about saving a fire damaged dining table. There are ways you might be able to restore a table that has been damaged by a fire.

 

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Repairing Finish on Onyx Top Table?I have an antique Muller onyx coffee table that has scratches and has a crack in the layer of finish, polyurethane or resin, but not through the stone. How do I repair it?

 

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Repairing a Moisture Damaged Table Top?I had a decorative pumpkin on a placemat on my wood veneer dining table. I just discovered that it was rotten and warped the table. Help!

 

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light damaged table top

Restoring a Faded Vintage Formica Table...I used my 1950's table outside for a yard sale. many items were placed on it on a cloudy day (no sun). Where the items were the yellow color is fine but where it was exposed to the light there are gray lines in the pattern as if some of the yellow went to gray. Help.

 

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Suction Cups Damaged Hardwood Table?I had suction cups leave imprints and a residue on my hardwood table. Is there a way to remove this and repair the table? I never would of imagined that plastic could leave an imprint on wood.

 

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Murphy's Oil Soap Discolored 50s Laminate Table Top?I was cleaning some dresser draws with Murphy's oil soap on top of a 50s style laminate table that had a white marble design. I was doing this in the sun, too. Eventually I noticed that the tabletop had turned all grey in some areas.

 

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Repairing a Wooden Table That Got Wet?The table was left outside and upside down. The legs are fine,and it has a leaf in the middle of it and it got wet. It has black spots on the bottom. Where the table comes together, it does not line up. Help!

 

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Liquid Air Freshener Spill on Table?One of the liquid plug in air fresheners that comes from Bath and Body was left on its side on mother's dark antique end table. It looks like all the color was removed where it leaked out. Is there an easy way to fix this?

 

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Water and Scuff Marks on Finished Table?There are scuff marks and water marks on my finished table. How do I get them off?

 

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Caring for Refinished Coffee Table?I sanded, stained, and sealed my coffee table using wood stain and polyurethane 6 months ago. I clean it with Pledge every week. Now it looks dry, old, and the grain looks almost white. Do I need to re-sand, stain, and seal it again? Thanks so much!

 

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Ash Dining Table Has Cracks in the Finish?How do I treat ash furniture? I have an ash dining table and it seems to have cracks in the finish.

 

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Removing Rust from an Old Metal Kitchen Table?I have an old metal (steel?) table, like the ones found in many a kitchen back in the 50s and 60s. I would love to bring it back to life, however it is rusty in a number of spots. What would be the best product to use to remove the rust? Along with some elbow grease?

 

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Problems Refinishing a Table Top with Varathane?I'm refinishing a table top with Varathane and have some ridges from overlapping edges. How do I get them out?

 

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Repairing Smears in Danish Oil Finish on Oak Table?How do I repair smears on a solid oak table from Danish oil that has smudged?

 

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Removing a White Spot from a Wood Table?How do I get a white stain off of a mahogany table?

 

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Crystal Vase Stuck to Wood Table?I set a crystal vase on my cherry wood dining room table. It is now stuck and I cannot seem to get it off. Any suggestions?

 

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Removing a Steam Mark from Table?I have a white stain on my wood table from steam. How do I remove it?

 

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Bathroom Cleaner Left Top of Coffee Table White?I have a cherry coffee table and my brother accidentally sprayed foaming bathroom cleaner on top of it to clean it. Now it's white. What to do?

 

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Repairing a Warped Table?I just bought a wood table a couple months ago and the middle of the table where it opens is warping. What can I do to fix it? Thanks.

 

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Burn Mark on Table from a Candle?I went to sleep last night and left a candle burning on my brand new ivory dining room set. I have a table cloth over the table. The candle burned down to the wood and left a stain not only on the tablecloth which is replaceable but the table itself.

 

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Repairing a Scorch Mark on Wood Furniture ?How do I repair a scorch mark on an oak table top?

 

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Repairing a Table That is Missing a Leg?I have a very old 4 legged table with ball and claw copper legs but one leg is missing. How can I add a leg or make it a 3 legged table? The parts are in good shape. I really love it and want to use it. Any ideas? Thanks a lot.

 

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Tilex Left Spots on Wooden Table?My mother decided to be nice and was cleaning the ceiling fan in the kitchen when she was visiting. She was using Tilex. Well, some of it drifted down onto the corner of my wood kitchen table. Now when you see it at an angle, you can see the spots on the top.

 

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Water Stained Table Won't Take New Varnish?I used the mayo on a water spot on a black wood table. Now I can't get the treated wood to take new varnish. Any suggestions?

 

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Oil Stain on Oak Table?I have spilt a few drops of perfumed oil on my beautiful new Pippy oak coffee table. Does anyone know how I can remove the stain it has caused? Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

 

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Heat Rings on Marble Table Top?How can I get a heat ring out of a marble table top?

 

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Water Rings on Unfinished Table?I have two water rings (from this morning) on my coffee table and they're many shades lighter than the color of the wood. The table has no varnish to begin with and is old.

 

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Restoring a Split Bamboo Veneered Table?How can I restore a split bamboo veneered table top? It has ring marks from glasses as well as some loss of the polished finish.

 

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Dark Circle on Light Colored Table?I have a dark circle on a light colored table I just bought. I'm not sure what it is, but can anyone tell me something to try that might remove the dark circle? Thanks.

 

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Tan Heat Mark on White Table?How do you get rid of a tan/brown heat marker on a white wood table?

 

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Removing Polyurethane from a Table?I need advice on how to remove polyurethane from my beautiful dining room table. I took it upon myself to put three coats of satin polyurethane on it, when all I wanted was a shiny top coat to keep it from scratching. Now it's a mess and I don't know what to do. Is there some kind of remover I can use that won't take the finish off the table?

 

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Towel and Iron to Remove Ring on Table?Where I can find Dave's instructions for the towel and iron method for getting the white ring off of wood table?

 

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Scratches on a Glass Coffee Table?How do I remove scratches from the top of my glass coffee table? Any ideas, or tried and true fixes, would be greatly appreciated.

 

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Large Water Spot on a Maple Coffee Table?I'm not sure if this is a cleaning request or not but I have a solid maple coffee table that I, unfortunately, put a plant on. Over a period of time after watering it I have an enormous water spot on my table.

 

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Acetone Polish Remover Damaged Wood Table - damaged finish

Acetone Polish Remover Damaged Wood Table?I left an acetone nail polish remover bottle on my wood table by accident for about 30 minutes. How can I fix this?

 

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Removing a Water Stain on a Wood Table?How to remove a water stain on a wood table?

 

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Humidifier Left a White Mark on Nightstand?I have a nightstand where a humidifier turned an area white. My guess is it is from the heat from the humidifier. It's not white dust that can be cleaned. How can I repair this?

 

Repairing Alcohol Damage to Wooden Table Finish - white marks on table

Repairing Alcohol Damage to Wooden Table Finish?How do I fix this without ruining the wood?

 

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Wooden Table Stained by Wipes Liquid?I have a black wooden table top on which I accidentally spilled liquid from some antibacterial wipes. It left a smeary kind of stain that I can't remove.

 

Nail Polish Remover Damaged Stained Table - three spots on table top

Nail Polish Remover Damaged Stained Table?How do I get nail polish remover off a grey stained wooden table?

 

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