Furniture builders apply a protective coating to protect wood furniture. Accidental spills, however, can still happen that leave unwanted marks or stains. If you see stains, liquid marks, or blemish on your stunning wood modern furniture, do not panic.
Determine the Extent of Damage
The color of the stains and liquid marks will give you a hint of the gravity of the damage. A white or light-colored stain means the damage is shallow. It will only infiltrate into the waxed or polished surface of the wood furniture. A dark-colored stain means water has infiltrated into the wood and requires more work.
Products You Can Use to Remove Liquid Stains and Marks
- Oil Furniture Polish
Look for an oil wood polish. You can buy this in a hardware store. Some online furniture stores might have it, too. Petroleum jelly and mayonnaise are two other products that you can use for this purpose. Put a little amount of oil furniture polish on a clean soft cloth and apply it onto the stained surface. As soon as the stains or liquid marks disappear, apply paste wax. For stubborn marks or stains, apply a mixture of toothpaste and baking soda.
Squeeze a small amount of toothpaste on a clean moist cloth. Rub it on the liquid mark or stain until it disappears completely. The mild abrasive in the toothpaste helps in eliminating the liquid marks and stain. Apply paste wax if this works. If not, use a mild solvent.
Toothpaste and Baking Soda Mixture
This mixture is great for removing stubborn liquid marks and stains. Mix equal amounts of baking soda and toothpaste. Check the size of the stain before making the mixture. Half or a quarter of this mixture is sufficient to remove the marks. While the toothpaste and baking soda is a moderately stronger mixture, it is still a gentle abrasive so it will not damage your exquisite wood modern furniture. Put the mixture on a damp cloth. Using a little pressure, rub the mixture on the stained wood furniture surface. If the marks or stains have disappeared, apply paste wax. If the stains are persistent, apply a mild solvent.
- Mild Solvent
Dip a soft cloth into a mild solvent, making sure you wring excess moisture. Rub this lightly on the stained area until it vanishes. You can use odorless paint thinner or mineral spirits. Remember to apply the solvent first on an unnoticeable area of your wood furniture, such as the leg area, the table top or the lower back area of the wood modern furniture.
- Paste Wax
Put a thin coat of paste wax on a clean soft cloth. Putting a little pressure, apply this on the surface of your wood furniture that has liquid stains and marks. The pressure will give your elegant modern furniture a better, perennial finish. Let the paste wax to dry by leaving it on the wooden furniture surface for 30 minutes. Then, wipe the surface using a new soft, clean cloth until you have achieved a rich, smooth finish.
Do not panic should you see liquid stains on your elegant luxurious wood modern dining table or any wood modern furniture. Remember the products listed above and how to use them. Follow the instructions well to get the original patina of your wood modern furniture. You’ll be surprised as it seems like nothing happened.