How To: Remove Scorch Marks from Furniture

How To: Remove Scorch Marks from Furniture

Gregory Han
Jan 23, 2009

Have a piece of wooden furniture with a cigarette burn marring its finish? There's two solutions that might be able to bring back a more presentable surface, one an old timey tip and the other a store bought solution that work to remove surface burns...

The first solution as advised in our handy 1,001 Old Time Household Hints book involves making a paste of cigarette or wood ashes with linseed oil, and rubbing the paste on the burn marks in the direction of the wood grain. Wipe off the residue using a soft cloth moistened with linseed oil. If you're looking for a pre-mixed solution, try Soft Scrub partnered with a Q-Tip and very gently scrubbing at the surface burn. If the burn is too significant, you might need to sand and refinish your smoker's folly.

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