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Maple Wood Table In Your Kitchen? 2 Problems You May Have And How To Repair Them

A maple wood table is beautiful and durable, but problems can still occur. To keep your wood table looking beautiful, check out the tips below on how to repair some common problems. These repairs can bring your wood table back to its original beauty.

White Spots

White spots on a maple wood table are generally caused by letting something wet sit on the table, such as a sweating glass. These spots can look unsightly but you can make them go away.  One thing you can try to get rid of these white spots is:

Baking Soda

Baking soda can be used for many things from adding to a batch of cookies to cleaning your bathroom. Baking soda also works well at removing those white spots. Mix two tablespoons of baking soda with two tablespoons of white toothpaste. Keep mixing until you have formed a thick paste. If it is not thick enough, add a little more toothpaste at a time until it is the right consistency.

Get a soft cloth and dampen it. Dip the cloth into the baking soda paste. Rub this paste on the white area on your table in gentle circles. The stain should disappear after a few minutes of doing this.

When the stain is gone, wipe over the area with a new soft, damp cloth, and then dry it off with a dry cloth. If the area looks dull when you finish, you can put some furniture polish over it and then buff it until the area looks like the rest of your table. You can buy furniture polish at most home supply stores or wood furniture retailers.

Light Scratches

Over time, scratches on a wood table are inevitable, but fortunately, they are generally easy to remove. If you have small scratches, go to a furniture store and purchase a furniture polish made to remove scratches. This product is just like a regular furniture polish but it has colored pigments in it. Spray the product over the scratches just like you would when cleaning your other wood furniture. Wipe over the scratches with a clean, soft rag. In most cases, one time is all it takes. Tell the employee that you have a maple wood table and they can help you choose the right polish.

If your table still has worse damage, such as deep scratches, you should consider hiring a professional wood furniture contractor to repair it for you. They may be able to refinish the table. You could also try to refinish it yourself, if you prefer.

For more information, contact a company like Oak Unlimited Furniture (1995) Inc.