I'm in so much trouble

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by HorniKaz, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. HorniKaz

    HorniKaz Supporting Member

    Help!!! Has anyone got any tips for removing a mark left by a mug on a varnished table?? Tried a mayonaisse one, but it hasn't worked:-?
  2. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    Try yellow pages... ;)
  3. HorniKaz

    HorniKaz Supporting Member

    You think rubbing the mark with the yellow pages may help do you John? :tongue:
  4. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

  5. MickM

    MickM Member

    Try HERE :biggrin: x
  6. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

  7. gawber

    gawber Active Member

    I found this....hope it helps!!

    Rub with metal polish in direction of the wood grain.

    If on DARK French polished surface a mixture of cigarette ash and a good vegetable oil rubbed on the mark will remove it completely (some take more rubbing than others).
    Equal parts of olive oil and salt rubbed gently over the mark with your finger, leave for about two hours then wipe away with a clean dry cloth. Rewax if necessary. (Do not use on valuable pieces as this can scratch).
    This is suitable for dark wood only as the oil can stain lighter woods.

    On light woods rubbing with an oily Brazil nut sometime works.

    Camphorated oil or pure turpentine and raw linseed oil (1 part of each) can also be used but all these suggestions only work on FRENCH POLISHED items.

    Antiques are best left to professionals.
  8. Liz Courts

    Liz Courts Active Member

    So helpful :rolleyes:!
  9. HorniKaz

    HorniKaz Supporting Member

    1st of all..... thanks Mick. As helpful as ever ;)

    2nd... woohoo!!! :clap: The hot iron & cloth has worked a treat. Thanks Brassneck for the link. I wonder if Jason will notice. Just hope he doesn't read this eh? :rolleyes:
  10. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    - phew! (... since I haven't tried that one myself!)
  11. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    Guess you've possibly not seen the old Yellow Pages ads then...:rolleyes:
  12. MickM

    MickM Member

    Think yourself lucky, i'm in a good mood tonight! If you want me to be really helpful, move back up North coz we don't have varnish on tables up ere! ;)

    Seriously though, hope you're well Kaz!

    Why don't you superglue a coaster over the mark, he'll never know :tup
  13. HorniKaz

    HorniKaz Supporting Member

    I AM old enough to remember that particular advert John, unfortunately :frown:

    And another useful tip :rolleyes:
  14. NeilW

    NeilW Member

    Get some Ring Remover made by a company called Liberon.

    The label says "Removes white marks made by water and heat". I've only ever used it to remove water marks in french polished furniture and it seems to work pretty well.

    Good (traditional) ironmongers sell it.

    I got my bottle from Isaac Lord in High Wycombe (www.isaaclord.co.uk) who are local to me but it shows up in their website's search listings, so may be available by mail order....

    Good luck!

  15. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

    I've got a good one, try not putting a cup/glass/beaker down on a varnished surface in the first place ya gormless, dozy bint. :tongue: :rolleyes: Sheesh! :redface:

    Hope you're enjoying life daaaaahn saaaaaaf kaz! ;) :biggrin:

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