Know Everything About Tips on How to Remove Alcohol Stains, Dripping
Candle, Ink and Paint Spatters on the Furniture
stains, dripping candle, ink and paint spatters can make the
furniture look bad. Try some tips on how to removing them.
cocktails, perfumes, lotions, and medicines can play havoc with a
fine finish. Wipe them up instantly if they are spilled and rub the
spot quickly with the palm of your hand or with a cloth moistened
with an oil polish. Alcohol is a powerful solvent that dissolves some
finishes. Light stains from alcohol mixtures, even when old, can
sometimes be removed with the rottenstone and Unseed oil treatment
described for heat and water marks. Try it on light burns too.
DRIPPINGS FALL onto the table scrape off as much of the wax as you
can, with a stiff card. The remainder can be washed off most
surfaces. Or you can wipe the mark with a cloth moistened with
cleaning fluid. Apply polish if needed.
should be blotted up instantly before it penetrates the surface.
Press a dampened cloth on the spot to absorb the ink and keep turning
the cloth to a clean place until no more ink is taken up. Do not rub,
since that might force the stain into the wood. Ink can be washed off
some finishes. On old stains you can try the unseed oil and
rottenstone method already described.
if they are fresh, can be removed from furniture with liquid wax,
turpentine, or just soap and water. Old paint stains are a different
story. Put unseed oil on the stain and let it stand until the paint
is softened, then scrape off as much as you can with a stiff card or
a wooden spatula. Rub the traces that remain with rottenstone or
finely powdered pumice, mixed with unseed oil.
BLOOM that sometimes develops on highly polished furniture usually
can be removed by wiping the surface with a soft cloth wrung out of
warm water containing vinegar (about a tablespoonful to one quart of
water). Rub the finish dry with a clean soft cloth. On a waxed finish
a rub with liquid wax will usually remove the bloom.
CHAIR SEATS of rush, cane, or splint can be cleaned and revived by
this beauty treatment: use your vacuum brush or a hand brush to
remove all loose dust; next clean the seat with a mixture made by
adding a tablespoonful of turpentine and three tablespoonfuls of
Unseed oil to one quart of hot water. Keep this solution hot until
you have finished, by using a double boiler or setting it in a pan of
hot water. Do not place it over a direct flame because both
turpentine and linseed oil are highly flammable. Daub the wash onto
the seat with a cloth pad, then scrub it into the crevices with a
brush. Let the seat dry completely. If refinishing seems to be
needed, apply a thin type of floor sealer to both the top and bottom
of the seat.
SCRATCHES, STAINS and other serious mishaps to furniture call for the
services of a competent cabinet maker or repairman.
TO CLEAN LEATHER
FURNITURE use saddle soap preferably. It can be bought at shoe
repair shops and hardware stores; follow the directions given on the
tin. Or you can use thick suds made with pure white soap flakes.
Squeeze your cleaning cloth or sponge as dry as you can in order not
to get the leather too wet. Rinse off the soap solution with a clean
damp cloth. Let the leather dry, and then polish it with a soft dry cloth.
article we've learned that we can use the oil polish to remove the
mark of the alcohol on the table. Candle dripped can be cleaned with
the wax. And Spilled ink and paint spatters that are fresh can be
cleaned using unseed oil on the stains.