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Wood Furniture Stain Fixes

Quick and Easy Wood Furniture Stain Fixes

Uploaded Apr 11, 2011

The more we use our wood furniture, the more attention and care it requires. Bruce Johnson gives us some quick and easy tips for repairs that you can do yourself.

  1. To clean spilled candle wax off of furniture and flooring, freeze the wax with an ice cube. Then use a plastic scraper or credit card to pop it off - simple as that!
  2. To get rid of a cigarette burn on a desk, table, or other piece of wood furniture, just take a razor blade or utility knife and very gently scrape away the charred area. Touch up any missing color with a Minwax® Wood Finish™ Stain Marker. If you need to tidy up the finish as well, use a drop or two of Minwax® Fast-Drying Polyurethane to fill in the necessary areas. Dab on with a toothpick to fix small spots.
  3. White rings are a sign of an old finish that is wearing out because they are nothing more than moisture that has been absorbed. To remove them, use Wipe-On Poly. If they're recent, you might be able to get rid of them using a bit of abrasion with a pad of very fine steel wool moistened with Tung Oil Finish or Wipe-On Poly. Put the oil on the pad and very gently buff out the white ring, which will release the moisture from the wood.
  4. To give old lumber additional protection, place a coat of Tung Oil or Wipe-On Poly over the entire surface of your. This will give it more protection.

View more How-To tips from DIY expert Bruce Johnson and click the link above.

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