Su T
Su T
  • Hometalker
  • Elk Grove, CA
Asked on Mar 28, 2012

Any tips to remove oil?

Donna McCrummenSusan S3po3
+5

Answered

Bought a freshener, it leaked through to my table. Removed the tablecloth, it pulled up paint! Any tips to remove oil, that is without further damage?
8 answers
  • 3po3
    on Mar 29, 2012

    Sorry to answer your question with questions, but what is the table surface? And the old seeped through the tablecloth and paint? How much is still on the table?

  • Su T
    on Mar 29, 2012

    steve - dunno the table surface - its just an Ashley table if that helps. I didn't realize the freshener had leaked, so it seems the table cloth soaked up much of it, but there's about a 5-6 inch strip - tacky to the touch - i tried wiping it when I first pulled up the cloth, but it started to take more of the paint/varnish away

  • Susan S
    on Mar 29, 2012

    Su - your air (?) freshner most likely had a percentage of alcohol in it too which is probably what contributed to the finish on your table top softening and pulling away. I would call Ashley or if there is an Ashley store in you area call them and ask them to contact Ashley on your behalf. In reality you are most likely looking at either refinishing the table or keeping a runner or something on top to hide this place. Good Luck!!

  • Su T
    on Mar 29, 2012

    Thanks Susan - good idea to call Ashley - yes it was an air freshner

  • Susan S
    on Mar 30, 2012

    So it's the old story of the leaky air freshner huh? I think I'd write to the air freshner co. and complain to them too that their faulty product ruined a table!!!

  • 3po3
    on Mar 30, 2012

    Good tips from Susan on going to the source of the problem and the possible solution.

  • Susan S
    on Mar 30, 2012

    Oh thank you Steve!!!

  • Donna McCrummen
    on Mar 31, 2012

    You won't be able to repair a spot - the entire table top will need to be re-done.

Your comment...