Home Cleaning Tips & Advice
to remove white heat marks from table tops
If you have placed
a hot object such as a baking dish or casserole directly on
a wooden surface such as a dining room table or a sideboard,
the table isn't necessarily destroyed permanently. You can
follow a few steps to remove the marks from the finished wooden
First, using a
clean dry cloh, remove the stain with rubbing alcohol. Then
using another dry cloth, dab a small amount of camphor spirits
(also sometimes called spirits of camphor) onto the area of
the stain then polish with a dry cloth.
Finally, buff the
stained area with cooking oil mixed with cigarette ash.
Do not do this
on tables that have not been finished (such as stained or
painted) and are simply bare wood.