Removing White Heat Stains From Polished Wood

How do I remove white heat stains from polished wood?


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February 27, 20080 found this helpful
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I had the same problem and someone told me to use a warm iron over a linen tea towel and iron in a circular motion checking often to see if the stains were still there. I was leery but it worked!! Good Luck!

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January 25, 20160 found this helpful

I just saw a video where you use steam and a hot iron with a white towel. Guess what what started out as small spots are now big iron size spots. Made a small problem into a huge ugly table my advice don't do it

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September 16, 20160 found this helpful

Mine did the same thing, I'm so mad, did you find anything to fix this?

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July 8, 20170 found this helpful

I ran into the same issue, my 100 year old mahogany buffet was ruined or so i thought! I used a damp Mr clean magic eraser and worked in small sections drying almost immediately after rubbing for 3 or 4 minutes in each area.


Then i followed with a few drops of olive oil and shined the finish. It worked amazingly well even taking some of the old furniture polish build up off.

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February 12, 20080 found this helpful

Use some dark furniture polish known as Old English and go over the surface, that should do the trick.

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By Gail (Guest Post)
March 30, 20080 found this helpful

Be very careful when using this technique. Remember that the heat stains are cause from trapped moisture and steaming them is ADDING moisture. I tried this on a table with a good finish and it worked fine. I then tried it on a table top with an old finish and it was a disaster ended up refinishing the tabletop.

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By pegasus (Guest Post)
August 25, 20080 found this helpful

Using a warm iron over a white tee shirt removed the white stain from the table like magic. Thanks for the tip.

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By Lee (Guest Post)
December 9, 20080 found this helpful

Cannot believe how well the iron trick worked. I started off with a cool iron over a piece of cloth and worked up in heat going in circular motions until it went away, suppose that was the cowards way.


Top tip, saved me a fortune as I was going to call out a french polisher.

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