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Baking Soda and Vinegar Stained Table

I was making a mixture of baking soda and vinegar for cleaning and of course it bubbled over. I had a really deep bowl, but it still bubbled over the sides onto my tablecloth. Not realizing what this would do to my oak table underneath I never looked at it.

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About a week later I was changing my tablecloth and was horrified to see the finish all bubbly and black from where the stuff bubbled over. I tried wiping it with a dish cloth and soap and got quite a bit off but am still left with a dark smudge. Can anyone help me get rid of that?

Judy

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November 10, 20080 found this helpful

I really can't tell you if it would work for your table, because it sounds like acid ate through the finish.

I did try this hint from Thriftyfun for my unsealed, 60 year old wooden floors. I used baby oil and boy did it work like a charm! I even used it on two walnut end tables that are so ugly you wouldn't believe it. But my husband loves them.....!

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Hardware stores used to carry some kind of furniture stripper with the word 'orange' in it. I saw commercials with it and they said it was very easy to use. I remember, years ago, seeing it for sale at Lowes or Home Depot and wanted to buy it, but didn't. I really regret that. I don't know if they sell it anymore.

I'd email Lowes and Home Depot and tell them of your problem. It might be easier to solve than you think! I sure hope so.

Smoochie

Good luck.

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