Repairing White Marks on Wood


If you have a piece of lovely wooden furniture, you want it to last for a long time. You want your furniture to remain looking as nice as the first day you bought it. Unfortunately, there is nothing that damages the look of your wood furniture than a white mark. These white marks are created by heat or moisture that gets into the finish of your furniture. You don’t have to refinish your furniture every time there is superficial damage to your piece. There are many simple solutions to fixing damage like white marks. So how do you restore your treasured piece of furniture?

Many times repairing damage to your wooden furniture is something you can easily do on your own. You just need to know how to do it. You can check with the manufacturer of your furniture to see how they recommend making repairs. There are several methods, and what works may depend on the type of finish of your piece. If one method doesn’t work, try using another one. Don’t give up on restoring your furniture. However, if you have an expensive piece of furniture, and little experience with DIY repairs, then you should consider calling a professional.

Before you begin treating the white mark, you need to clean the furniture. You can do this with a solution made of dishwashing soap or an oil Soap and water. You want to remove things like greases, oils, or waxes. Once your furniture is clean, you can begins treating the damage.

One simple method you can try is to steam the mark from the furniture. You can do this by placing a light towel or tee shirt over the table, then place an iron set to steam over the mark. Don’t hold the iron on the mark for longer than a minute or so. When you’re done wipe the area with a clean, dry cloth and treat with an oil to finish. An alternative is to use a hair dryer to heat the finish and absorb the moisture that is released with the towel. There are also a variety of treatments that use a gentle rubbing solution to eliminate the white mark. You can also try a wood restorer that can be found at your local home improvement store. Whatever method you decide to try, you should test it on a hidden area. The treatment may lighten a wood stain, and you want to know before you apply it to the main surface.

Wood that is treated, polished or has a finish will be sensitive to heat and moisture. When you get an ugly white mark on your furniture, restoring your furniture to its original state can be a simple fix. However, when in doubt you should call a professional that is experienced in repairing wood. Once you have your beloved piece repaired, protect your piece by using coasters under drinks and hot food containers. If your furniture has a dark stain, these methods will not work for you.