Removing Newspaper Ink from Wood Furniture

May 6, 2013

Folded newspaper on wooden surfaceHow do I get printer's ink off furniture?

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May 7, 20131 found this helpful
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Try using some ammonia in a hidden spot first. Put a little on a rag and keep dabbing and blotting.

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August 10, 20130 found this helpful
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The ammonia trick worked, but the half and half olive oil and white vinegar did not work. However, I didn't have any white vinegar so I used champagne vinegar (white but not the same). The white vinegar is processed, so it is different. The ammonia saved the day!

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April 10, 2008

My dining room table has a mark on it from water spilling onto a newspaper that was on the table. The water wasn't wiped up fast enough, so there is an imprint of the newspaper on my table. Not sure of the wood, looks like dark cherry, but it has a slick glossy finish/coating over it.

Any suggestions on how to remove the stain? Simple soap and water, or Oxyclean spray doesn't work.


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April 12, 20080 found this helpful
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You might try making a paste of baking soda and olive oil. The baking soda is slightly abrasive so may take up the ink stain without damaging the finish. And the olive oil will be better than water on the finish. I clean up many types of stains on my counter top with baking soda and water.


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