Hot Tip: Save Your Furniture From White Heat Marks

Hot Tip: Save Your Furniture From White Heat Marks

Allison Verdoorn
Mar 3, 2011

A couple of months ago after a delicious meal I discovered a heat mark on our heirloom dining table much like the one in the photograph above. Panic ensued, but using this tutorial from Little Green Notebook I was able to make it disappear. Find out more after the jump.

Using heat to combat heat, Jenny from Little Green Notebook describes her method:

You'll be surprised to learn, as I was, that to remedy heat marks, you apply... more heat and moisture! Weird, right? I just used two folded over clean white linen napkins and sprayed them down a little with water. You want there to be several layers of cloth between your iron and the table surface. Then I ironed over the napkins on top of the heat marks for about 15 seconds with the iron on a medium heat/steam setting. Don't just set the iron down though - keep it moving.

She does note that this does not work for every table and may even potentially damage some finishes so make sure to test this in an area that is not visible before applying the technique to larger areas.

Find out more at Little Green Notebook.

(Images: Little Green Notebook)

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