Monday, January 3, 2011

Larry Shapiro from appraisalsandantiques tells you how to get rid of white marks on furniture

White rings on furniture are usually caused by condensation under a waxy surface. They often appear on dark wood such as mahogany. There is an easy way to get rid of them. Cigar ashes and mayonnaise mixed together to form a pumice will usually do the trick. Buy a cheap cigar, light it, and let it burn down in an ash tray. Mix the ashes with a small amount of mayonnaise. Next take a rag and apply the mixture to the area that is affected. Rub while applying pressure and follow the grain of the wood. The mark should disappear. You may have to apply the mixture to the whole top to even out the finish. Once you have completed the task, wipe with a clean rag and apply a fresh coat of wax.

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