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Free: Remove any stain from Wood

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There are numerous objects which we use every day and which are made of wood. You may have a valuable historic wooden furniture which has been stained or maybe a wooden box which has a sentimental value for you. Professionals may charge you too much money for its restoration, so here is how to remove any stain from Wood, for free.

Wood can be easily damaged by heat or by physical contact. Avoid placing objects directly over wood. If something spills over it, clean it immediately to avoid risk of permanent markings. Verify that the objects you are placing on your furniture are not damaging the wood object. If necessary, use a filter to avoid direct contact with wood.

Recommendations: Work in safe environments, work in open air, or places where air circulates well. Also keep in mind your safety and the safety of others, Evaluate the environment before beginning. In simple words - be active, but be safe and calm. This article is not responsible for your own experiments.

Wood Alcohol Stains: Alcohol damages the surfaces of wood, and leaves markings which are usually white. If alcohol was spilled over the wood, rinse it immediately and apply the following wood treatment.
Wood Alcohol Treatment: Rub the area affected with wax. If that does not work continue rubbing the vein of the wood with cream wax for metals, don’t add too much. Do it with a soft cloth.

Wood Mild Burns: Mild Burns on solid wood in general can be repaired. On plated surfaces, however, you may have to cut the area and insert a new plate.
Wood Mild Burns Treatment: Rub with wax or soft metal polisher the affected area. If the wood is rough, you will need to use a sandpaper to sand down the surface. Place a wet blotting paper directly above the surface affected and cover it with transparent foil. Leave it over the night.

Wood Severe Burns: These need a more drastic treatment. They may require professional attention.
Wood Severe Burns Treatment: Rub the wood with a sharp knife. Apply appropriate filling for wood. When it is drying off, smooth down the surface with sandpaper. When dry paint the area with the same colour of the wood’s fiber.

Wood Heat Markings: When placing hot dishes over wood, you may notice white markings appear. Use table cloths to protect the table from hot dishes and hot objects.
Wood Heat Markings Treatment: Rub wood or cream metal polisher following the vein of the wood. You can also make a polisher with vegetable oil and salt. Leave the cream on the surface for a couple of hours. Then apply wax.

Nicks, notch, cuts, or indentations on Wood: Treat them as soon as possible. The indented plates can break off. If this is the case, you may have to fully remove the damaged piece and replace it with another.
Nicks, notch, cuts, or indentations on Wood Treatment: Fill the hole with hot water and leave the wood to swell in it. You can also cover it with a wet blotting paper and apply a hot iron applied directly over the nick. Do this with caution, don’t let it overheat as it will burn the wood. Remove the iron after briefly applying it and shut the iron off.

Wood Scrapings: Prepare a fine sawdust paste and transparent adhesive. Apply and when dry smooth it down with fine sandpaper. Clean and then varnish.
Wood Scrapings Treatment: Rub with bee wax or use linseed oil. Rub over the scrapping and polish it well. You can also use a wax crayon of the same colour or shoe polish cream of an adequate tone.

Water on Wood: Water marks on wood. It causes damage to varnished wood, and can cause unvarnished wood to swell. Dry wood if affected by water. Leave it to dry before applying the treatment.
Water on Wood Treatment: Rub with creamy metal polisher following the vein of the wood. You can also mix some cigarette ash with petrol gel and rub it over the marked area. (Do this with caution, specially do not smoke when you are working with flammable solutions, creams or gels.)

Grease on Wood Markings: Unless you treat a wood affected by greases quickly, the grease will leave a dark stain or mark in the wood. To start remove the excess of grease immediately with paper towel or with a kitchen cloth.
Grease on Wood Markings Treatment: Use pure vinegar to dissolve the grease, then clean the surface with a cloth soaked in a vinegar solution of hot water and vinegar in equal parts.

Different type of woods vary in colours and in characteristics. But all wood is affected by the Sun. Keep your wooden objects away from the direct sunlight in excess. See a professional if you think you can not handle your own wood restoration.
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