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Removing Glass Stains From Antique Furniture

Nov 19, 2007
Everyone would agree that antique furniture looks great and is a unique way of decorating any home. The only problem with it is that it can be a worry if something is spilt on it or a mark has been left on it. It is important to clean it in the correct way but just because something has been spilt it doesn't mean that the furniture is ruined.

One method is to de - grease the area to get any old dirt and marks cleaned off the antique furniture. White wine vinegar is a common ingredient used to get rid of drink marks but should only be applied using a soft cloth. Any other material may scratch and damage the table. Once the white wine vinegar has dried it is advisable to use a colourless beeswax furniture polish to get your antique furniture looking as good as new.

A popular tip that many people claim to work the best is to rub the stain away. It is important to be very careful when following this tip as antique furniture is delicate and should be handled with care. Put some degreaser or wax remover on the stain and then get the finest quality sandpaper that you can find. Fold the sandpaper so the rough side is on the inside - this is very important or the table will get damaged. Rub the area quite hard and fast and this should remove the stain. Afterwards use beeswax furniture polish to make the area blend in with the rest of the furniture again.

With this method a lot of people find that the area they have been rubbing becomes lighter that the rest of the furniture. If this happens it is easily rectified by polishing the furniture with a wax that has the appropriate stain in it. After it has dried no - one will even notice the difference.

If nothing is working then it is possible to gently rub the marked area with a very mild metal cleaner. However this is not recommended unless the person has had experience doing this and really knows what they are doing. After it has dried, gently rubbing with a beeswax polish will restore the antique furniture to as good as new.

When trying to get stains off antique furniture it is important to take the greatest care as this kind of furniture is delicate and is often quite expensive.
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Conquest House is a beautiful treasure house with a wide variety of antiques for every pocket. antique furniture has all you need from the Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian to Early Twentieth Century ages.
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