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Advice for fixing damaged kitchen worktop surface

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by stats101, 13 Jun 2013.

  1. stats101

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    Hi,

    The area around my sink got damaged over the weekend. I suspect it may be due to lingering baking soda and vinegar which I was using to clean the sink itself. The staining on the wood has been burned off, leaving the surface exposed.

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    Any suggestions to fix the problem is much appreciated.
     
  2. foxhole

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    Difficult with poor access, a little easier with tap removed, rub down with 000 wire wool [protect tap if not removing] and then a hot iron over tissue or cloth will draw out the white water rings, slow process. Then wire wool or fine sandpaper to smooth and seal with original treatment.
     
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    How would an iron draw out the white water rings? Is moisture causing the white effect? (I would have assumed moisture would cause it to turn darker?).

    I don't know what the original treatment was as I have brought the property recently.
     
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    White rings are water trapped just below the surface of timber.
    You will need to retreat the top with a wroktop oil.
     
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    Is this the same thing as linseed oil and danish oil?
     
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    White rings can be in the protective coating i.e. varnish, stain etc. with dark rings normally means the stain is within the wood itself, in my experience. Easy way to find out take a sharp cabinet scraper and remove the protective cover in this area (I agree that it would be better off removing the tap) If the mark goes repair the varnish, stain or whatever. If on the other hand hand the stain is deeper try applying, very carefully, oxalic acid to the area of exposed wood, this has the effect of lightening most wood stains. Once again you can repair the protective covering...pinenot :)
     
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    No you need something like top oil from Osmo, much harder wearing.
     
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    Just make sure you remove all the wire wool shards, as they can get trapped and go rusty!
     
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