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Water marks on fitted veneered study furniture

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by patagonia, 16 Jun 2011.

  1. patagonia

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    The tops of my fitted office furniture, which are light oak veneered, have acquired some water stains (light patches). Is there any way of dealing with these other than stripping them down and resealing and hoping to get the same colour finish as the fronts of the drawers and cupboards?
     
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    Sometimes light water staining can be removed by mixing a paste like mixture of Bicarbonate of Soda, Toolstation do a product called Ring Remover which is designed for hard surfaces this might be you best option, though always better to use coasters.

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    To hide the stain? Good idea.
     
  4. matz

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    meths and 0000 wire wool but dont diy. It may work it may not but often does. If nothing else it may improve but not remove.If this doesnt do it, only option iks strip and refinish oh no did I say that word :eek:

    If you were near to me I'd come round and do it for nothing (the meths thing) :)
     
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    I would stay clear of the wire wool, actually bicarbonate of Soda is very useful in removing light water staining from a number of various surfaces..

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    You don't even know what the finish is yet you are going in with wire wool and meths? Talk about clueless. :rolleyes:
     
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    thats why I said dont diy.....
     
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    It's YOU that's the danger with your wire wool.
     
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    do you know something, you're such a bonehead I've been doing this for over 30ys and have removed/ improved surface defects using this method on 100's of items. Its a standard procedure....

    blantantly before anyone does anything they have to check it out first. The OP asked what would cure the problem and I gave info that could possibly help. If someone skilled is doing this (ie not diy) I can garantee they won't make the problem any worse - what do think someones gonna do slosh meths onto the suface and scrub with wire wool :?:
     
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    I don't know what you've been doing for 30 years but it isn't talking sense.

    Stick to spamming and selling your eco rubbish.
     
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    lol here we go again - whats your advice to the lady? sorry if I missed it...

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    oops yes , move the coaster to hide the mark...
     
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    There isn't enough info for any information to be given. You can't give any advice without knowing what surface you are dealing with. Need photos too.
     
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    Thanks, all. The marks are not from mugs - I do use coasters. Something has been spilled on them. I think water must have got through holes in the decorator's plastic sheeting, though one was admittedly there before. Much too big to hide with a coaster! I've tried ringaway on furniture before but it seems to dull the polish. Have also tried cig. ash mixed with oil which works a treat on dark furniture but don't like to try it on such a light surface.
     
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    I see you want more info. about the finish. Well it looks like a satin varnish or sealer. I didn't install them and the previous owner has just died so I can't find out who fitted them or anything else.
     
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    Sometimes something simple like warming the area with a hair dryer will help.

    Is the surface shellac?
     
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