Stained wood headboard

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Old 09-22-20, 09:42 PM
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Stained wood headboard

My grey pillow cases have stained my white painted wood headboard and I cannot get the stain out using magic eraser or windex. Nail polish remover works slightly but I donít want to risk making it even worse. What will help?! Iím worried that there may be some sort of seal or protectant on top of the wood and is the reason I canít get the stain out. This was very expensive. Please help!!! Thank you!!
 
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Old 09-23-20, 02:49 AM
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Obviously there was something in the fabric dye that leached/rubbed off and the paint has absorbed it. If it had a sufficient top coat then it would not have stained in the first place.

Nail polish, acetone, is to aggressive, and if you have used the magic erasers the finish is probably already ruined.

Try some rubbing alcohol but chances are that it's not coming out!
 
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Old 09-23-20, 02:54 AM
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I'd try mineral spirits, I'd be leery of any thinner hotter than that [including nail polish remover]

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Thank you for your reply. I saw a post that said baking soda and vinegar might work, do you think that would be harmful or should I try it? Sorry I donít know a lot about this kind of stuff and hoping it isnít completely ruined.
 
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I'd add it to the list of stuff to try. When it's safety is unknown it's best to test an unconspicuousness area first. Always start out slow so you can back up if needed.
 
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Here is a picture of it.
 
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Move your mattress and try different methods where it won't be seen. If it doesn't affect the finish there it should be safe to try it above.

Worst case scenario you could repaint the headboard.
 
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I saw a post that said baking soda and vinegar might work
Work for what, to make a big foaming mess in the bucket!

You know what happens when you mix these two materials don't you?

Just because it's on the internet doesn't mean it's true!
 
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Good catch Marq! that didn't dawn on me when I first read it that combination works great for cleaning out old gas tanks.
 
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Thatís why Iím asking...I have no idea what to do and just looking for help. Thanks.
 
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