Red stain in wood...


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Old 02-06-14, 07:41 AM
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Red stain in wood...

I put these valentine hearts on my wood cabinets and now they left a red mark behind and seem to be soaked into the wood. Is there anything I can do to remove the red color, or to make it less noticeable besides buy new ones?
 
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Were they applied to raw or finished wood? What where the 'hearts' made of?

pics would be helpful - http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html
 
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Old 02-06-14, 11:48 AM
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I would say finished wood. It's caused by those gel cling ons that you use to decorate for the holidays, they should probably only be put on glass but I put these on the cabinets and am now regretting it I can upload a picture later tonight.
 
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Old 02-06-14, 01:25 PM
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Maybe a solvent like mineral spirits would remove the red, it shouldn't hurt the cabinet finish. It's always best to start slow and see how it goes.
 
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Here is my picture, and this is without the cling on. You can see just how much red the wood took in. Can you buy mineral spirits at the store?
 
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Old 02-07-14, 04:29 AM
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Most any paint dept will have a can of mineral spirits for sale [sometimes it's labeled paint thinner] Lighter fluid, kerosene, lamp oil and gas will all do about the same as mineral spirits. If that doesn't work, there are hotter solvents that probably will but using a stronger solvent comes with the risk of damage to the finish. I assume you've already tried household cleaners.
 
 

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