Do you have a piece of wood furniture that's
been slightly damaged? Many everyday mishaps can
be taken care of with these home remedies:
||Place a clean, thick paper
or cloth blotter over the stain and press down
with a warm iron; repeat. If necessary, follow
up with cleaning polish or furniture grade wax.
||Using your fingers, rub
a liquid or paste wax into the area. If that
fails, rub in a paste of boiled linseed oil and
rottenstone paste (available at hardware stores);
use powdered pumice for dull finishes. Wipe dry
||Rub with a thin paste of
wax and mineral spirits. Once dry, apply a thin
coat of wax or cleaning polish.
||Harden the wax with an ice
cube, catching moisture as the ice melts. Using
your fingers, crumble off the wax, and then scrape
the remaining wax gently with an old credit card.
Rub with a cloth dampened in mineral spirits.
Or, place a clean, thick blotter over stain and
press down with a warm iron. Rub the area with
||Rub the area with a scratch-concealing
polish. If that fails, apply rottenstone paste
(available at hardware stores).
Please note: Be sure to check your furniture
Upholstery Cleaning Codes to determine if a procedure
is safe for your fabric. Those codes are:
||Clean the fabric with a water-based product,
such as the foam from a mild detergent or a nonsolvent
upholstery shampoo. Use sparingly and avoid over-wetting.
||Clean the fabric with a mild water-free dry-cleaning
solvent. Use sparingly, in a well-ventilated
||Clean the fabric with a dry-cleaning solvent,
the foam of a mild detergent or an upholstery
shampoo, depending on the stain.
|| Have the fabric professionally cleaned. Only
clean this fabric yourself by vacuuming or brushing
it lightly to prevent accumulation of dust and
grime. If no code exists, try a cleaning method
on a hidden spot or call a professional upholstery
cleaner for advice.