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03-11-2009 05:11 AM

Topic tags/keywords: oak question

I need advise please

Last weekend I inadvertently placed a paper plate full of hot waffles directly onto the Oak dinning room table. To my dismay it left a white stain the size of a diner plate right in the middle of the table. The only attempt I have made is a damp cloth which did nothing, before I do anything else and risk making things worse I thought I would ask for some advice. The finish on the table is commercial sprayed on poly. (I bought this table from a store)
Thanks in advance

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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#1 posted 03-11-2009 11:51 AM

Take it back to the store.

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#2 posted 03-11-2009 01:00 PM

sometimes if you just leave it alone it dissappears…..............if it doesnt, strip and re-finish

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#3 posted 03-11-2009 04:09 PM

Yeah leave it alone and hope it evaporates.

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#4 posted 03-11-2009 04:22 PM

White spots or rings are usually caused by water vapor trapped in the finish. Waiting MAY be the best solution. It should eventually evaporate.

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#5 posted 03-11-2009 05:06 PM

Thanks guys. this might just be the beginning of a new project for me I can see it now G&G dinner table hmmmm!

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#6 posted 03-11-2009 05:20 PM

get some brown paper and soak it in oil place it over the affected part then place a medium hot iron on top of it keep it moving the heat brings the water up and the oil replaces it and bingo bango jobs done thios really works dont have the iron too hot and triaL AND PATIENCE WILL tell you the heat trequired Alistair ps I have done this many times it works tung oil or danish etc etc

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#7 posted 03-11-2009 07:20 PM

Very interesting tips, Scotsman! Thanks fo sharing

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#8 posted 03-12-2009 10:52 AM

Thanks alot guys it as been a week and nothing has changed so I will be giving Alistair’s method a try will keep you posted on the result thanks again.

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#9 posted 03-13-2009 03:58 AM

The white stain tells me the finish is not polyurethane. It is probably commercially sprayed lacquer or a water-based acrylic, altho oil is possible.

Try Alistair’s tip. If that does not work (which is the best shot) sometimes a rag flat with denatured alcohol will absorb the moisture, but the heat is the best bet. Try the alcohol on an inconspicuous spot first, tho, because if the finish is shellac, it will dissolve it.


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