How to repair those dreaded white marks and rings on wood furniture

Howard Products - Restore A finish

Are your precious varnished wooden furniture pieces suffering from white marks? If they are we have some great repair tips on how to repair white marks on furniture and products to help you restore your wood pieces. Hazy white marks are caused by hot and moist items such as hot pizza boxes, or fish and chips directly on to the table surface.

Instead of spending hundreds of dollars on professional repair services try Howard Restor-A-Finish to eliminate these annoying and sometimes seemingly permanent marks from your good furniture.

  • Take a pad of very, very fine Howard Steel Wool and tear it in half.
  • Take a tin of Restor-A-Finish , open the tamperproof lid as the top directs, and maybe you’ll need to lightly “pop” the top by using an appropriate screw driver or similar. Pour some of the liquid in the broken edge of a half pad and allow it to saturate into the steel wool without letting it drip everywhere.
  • Now begin to apply the saturated steel wool pushing it gently but firmly into the surface, going with the grain of the wood so as not to disturb it, and paying particular attention to the marks in question. If necessary rub a little deeper into these marks always keeping the liquid flowing. NEVER use dry steel wool. Continue to repeat the process until the white mark is removed. Now wipe the surface dry with a clean, lint-free cloth. In most cases the finish will now look better than new.
  • Sometimes you may find that a ghost of the mark is still visible. This is because what has caused the mark has actually gone below the surface varnish and into the wood itself. In that case nothing can be done except to strip away the varnish and start again…but it’s easier to them covet the surface with wood tinted Citrus Shield Paste Wax. About three coats of this richly tinted wax and the marks will be barely visible if at all.

White rings caused by cups and glasses are also another common problem which result when these items are placed on varnished wood tables without a coaster. The moisture penetrates and discolours the varnish finish resulting in a white ring mark. Want to know how to repair rings on a wood table? Howard Products Restor-A-Finish is once again the answer! It restores the original colour and lustre to your wood finish removing heat rings, water marks, sun fade, oxidation, smoke damage, and most other blemishes. Apply Restor-A-Finish with very fine (0000 grade) steel wool and rub hard enough with the grain of the wood to blend out the white ring. If high gloss wood finish should appear slightly dull due to the use of the steel wool, polish it out with Howard’s Restor-A- Shine Polishing Compound. Remember restore it, don’t strip it!

How to repair and remove scratches on wood furniture

Another common problem occurring on wood furniture pieces are scratches and dents. Wood is very susceptible to these problems due to its soft consistency. Dents and scratches are depressed layers of wood caused by hard impacts. In many cases, with a little effort, they can be raised back to the original level!

Howard Products have two fantastic product used worldwide to remove wood furniture scratches and, if necessary put shine back into dull finishes. Restor-A-Finish amalgamates or joins with most existing varnish finishes, allowing a re-spread of the finish to cover and fill surface scratches, white marks and abrasions instantly and permanently. Used after Restor-A-Finish to cut away any marks still visible or as a stand-alone product, Howard Restor-A-Shine polishes out most fine scratches, totally eliminating oxidation, and cutting away haze. The creamy micro-powder formula is ideal to use with an electric buffer where large areas are concerned, such as on shiny floors and unlike other products Restor-A-Shine does not contain silicone or any toxic chemical which makes it a pleasure to work with. For covering minor marks and scratches quickly a spray and wipe over with Howard Orange Oil quickly fills and hides minor scratches in varnished surfaces.