Spilled Nail Polish Remover on Wood


Old 07-20-05, 09:35 AM
Lyn Larke
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Spilled Nail Polish Remover on Wood

Spilled nail polish remover on top of wood dresser. Washed, rinsed, buffed vigorously w/dry rag. Now faint white spots remain. How do I get rid of this? THANK You!
Old 07-20-05, 07:19 PM
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Acetone is a harsh solvent and tends to have ill-effects on furniture finish. If acetone has not penetrated finish, you may have luck removing marks with a mixture of toothpaste and baking soda paste. Rub with soft cloth in direction of wood grain. Try rubbing white spots with superfine #0000 steel wool and furniture polish or wax. Do not use steel wool on high gloss finishes. Or, rub spots lightly with a paste of powdered pumice or rottenstone and linseed oil. Not all DIY methods work on all finishes. If spots can not be removed, it usually requires refinishing.

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