Remove White Spots from Wood

You know how when you first buy a new piece of furniture and you’re so careful with it, like, “no eating” or “jumping” on the new couch, and only eat with placemats on the new table…Well with kids and life good intentions sometimes go by the wayside, and thus I’ve ended up with some white spots on my fairly new wood dining table, from setting something too hot on it. Luckily, I’ve seen several ideas online for how to  remove these white spots from your wood furniture, and I tried two of them. One of them worked, and the other didn’t.

The first tip I tried was to mix olive oil and salt to make a paste, and applied it to the spot.

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 I left it on the spot all night, and then wiped it off in the morning.

remove white spots from wood, Remove White Spots from Wood,

There was absolutely no change,
maybe because of the finish or something…

Several sources, including ehow said that
a hot iron works to remove white spots,
ironic huh!?

remove white spots from wood, Remove White Spots from Wood,

I turned the iron on medium heat, the lowest setting to use steam, and then took one of my husband’s t-shirts, and laid it over the spot and “ironed” it, keeping the iron moving for just a few seconds.

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 It worked like magic!  I put some furniture polish on afterwards,
and it looks great.

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I never dreamed it could be so easy to get rid of those ugly spots!

remove white spots from wood, Remove White Spots from Wood,

If you’d like to see how I protect our fabric covered dining chairs from spills,
check out this post!

remove white spots from wood, Remove White Spots from Wood,