Restoring Finish to Antique Wood Table?

I tried the hot iron method for removing a water stain and I believe that I may have taken off some of the finish on my antique mahogany table. Some of the stain is still there and I am in process of the mayo suggestion now, as the iron thing did not work so well. Any way to resurrect the finish?


By Steph from Gainesville, FL

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January 3, 20100 found this helpful

Go of info there, good luck.

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January 7, 20100 found this helpful

This method truly does work, I have used it several times on different colored antique surfaces. Take cigarette ashes & cooking oil, make a paste, & rub it onto the water stain. The way I usually do it is put the end of a rag over my finger, dip it in cooking oil I have put in a saucer, then dip it into the ashes until they are pretty thick on the end of my finger & rub.


You may need to go over the same area several times before you start seeing any results, but it will work. It's totally amazing & not really all that much work!

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November 13, 20160 found this helpful

If you mix ash and vegetable oil to a paste, then rub it on the white marks, it should go.

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