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post #1 of 6 Old 07-27-2016, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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Hi I am a housekeeper in need of advice. My partner decided to use a magic eraser on a dark black wood table to take some stain off and now it has white marks on it.... What can I use to get those white marks off... my customer is not very happy about it.... Help!!!!
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Hi I am a housekeeper in need of advice. My partner decided to use a magic eraser on a dark black wood table to take some stain off and now it has white marks on it.... What can I use to get those white marks off... my customer is not very happy about it.... Help!!!!
Perhaps you should post a picture so all of us will be on the same page. For now it wouldn't hurt to use a clean cloth and water and see if it is just a soap residue.
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These are the white marks made by the magic eraser
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Gees, that's a third of the table. It looks to me like water has gotten into the finish. Since the table isn't yours I think it will require professional help. If there is a furniture refinishing shop in your area perhaps one makes house calls. You could gently warm the finish with a hair dryer to see if that dries the water out, just be careful you don't get it hot. The rest of the cures I wouldn't advise trying yourself.
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are they "fine scratches" ?

What was there before the magic eraser was used? If they were dull white marks, it could be water damage like Steve says. If they are fine scratches, then you could buff them out using an automotive polishing compound and a soft cloth. There are "cures" for water marks on the web, but I'm not familiar with those.

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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