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Plaster stains on untreated wood

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by Rosstitute, 9 Feb 2017.

  1. Rosstitute

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    Apologies if I have posted this one the wrong forum section

    Ive recently had a plasterer come to my home to skim our bedroom wall. Unfortunately some of the plaster has got onto our untreated oak wooden doors.

    Im keen to avoid causing any further damage, does anyone have any advice on how to remove this staining?

    Many thanks for your advice in advance
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    Are they solid or veneered?

    Are you going to varnish them?

    How old are they?
     
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    Thanks for responding

    The doors are veneered, its my intention to eventually varnish them; they are literally 6 months old
     
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    until the day you varnish them, they will continue getting marked. The veneer will absorb dirt and grease from your hands along the closing edge, and will pick up general dirt and marks.

    The day you are ready to varnish them, you can wipe with white spirit to remove grease, and sand lightly with a fine paper to remove marks. The exposed wood will have darkened with exposure to the air, and your sanding will leave paler patches.

    No point in cleaning and sanding them earlier because they will just get dirty again.

    The more you sand them, the more risk you will go through the veneer (especially on edges, corners and mouldings).

    I suppose you could throw dustsheets over them.
     
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    Thanks, appreciate your advice
     
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