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Forum topic by Teaza posted 06-19-2009 08:17 AM 758 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-19-2009 08:17 AM

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Upon chatting with a friend of mine tonight he asked if I had any tricks up my sleeve for removing ink from a piece of furniture.

Let me know if you have any methods that work.
He claims its a very expensive end table made by the guy who made papasan chairs, I have no clue who he speaks of.

-- Honey... I need to buy a tool to build you a present!

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#1 posted 06-19-2009 02:38 PM

A lot would depend on the finish. A product like Goof-Off or just plain nail polish remover might take the ink off if it is just on the surface. But if the ink has penetrated into the pores of the wood, probably nothing short of sanding down to bare wood is going to get it out.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 06-19-2009 03:16 PM

Alcohol is good for removing ink

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#3 posted 06-19-2009 05:17 PM

Cheep hairspray will work on clothes, as for the table…try…

-- Hvroberts, Up North In Maine

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#4 posted 06-19-2009 05:50 PM

I’m in agreement with Gary Alcohol is your best bet.but I’m guessing the only thing that will really work is to sand and refinish the top. Ink is a tough one to get out.

-- Custom furniture

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