Denatured alcohol and vinyl.....

Lyn Therese
by Lyn Therese
I have a dining room table that needs help. I bought a vinyl table runner for my table. When we would eat on it, I would put a tablecloth over the table and runner.
A couple of years later, I removed the runner. The runner left behind a residue that feels like a thin layer of vinyl. I've tried so many cleaners and nothing has worked.
Someone suggested denatured alcohol but I don't know if it will strip away the color/stain of the table. Does anyone have knowledge of this cleaner? If it is ok to use on wood veer?
  8 answers
  • CAmom CAmom on Sep 27, 2015
    Have you tried orange oil?
  • Lyn Therese Lyn Therese on Sep 27, 2015
    Yes....I've tried olive oil, vegetable oil, warm iron and cloth, goop b gone, lemon oil, very warm water......all kinds of things. I think this residue is a thin layer of vinyl....therefore, I probably need to use a stripper but before I do that, because it will be a huge project, especially if I can't match the color to the 2 leafs that go with it. I'm sick about it because I only had the table for 2 1/2 yrs and it cost over $1000.00. I can't take the chance until I try other for suggestions.
  • Mir Graham Mir Graham on Sep 27, 2015
    If Goop-Be-Gone didn't strip your topcoat, I am surprised. I have never tried oils other than orange and hemp, but at this point, I'd be worrying about all the products messingup the veneer. I know its a bummer, but your best bet is to sand it all and restain before you bubble up the veneer and have to remove it all together. If liquid gets under/in the 'vinyl' filming and doesn't come out, you risk damaging the underlying wood.
  • TinaLouise TinaLouise on Sep 28, 2015
    I would call a furniture repair person and ask, I did that for an issue I was having and they were wonderful. Their advice was right on and it worked. When I needed to have some furniture repair work done, they were the first ones I called and I told them why. They appreciated it and so did I.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 28, 2015
    I would try the denatured alcohol in a inconspicuous area. I would recommend using gloves as this is highly toxic.
  • Shelley Quinney Shelley Quinney on Sep 28, 2015
    I'd be very surprised if Krud Kutter didn't solve your problem without damaging the original finish. I use it for everything. It's in the paint section of Home Depot, Lowes, KMart, etc. . Get the original red label, full strength, not one of the variations. Test a small area that isn't visible first. It is biodegradable, non-toxic, smells good, and it has replaced ALL cleaners in my home. I even use it in place of bleach for laundry / grass, red mud and blood stains. Will take the soap scum off your tub with little effort. It is in the paint section with Goo Gone and other paint removers, because it's great for paint mistakes when they happen.
  • 9530106 9530106 on Sep 28, 2015
    Is there any way you could post a fairly close up photo?
  • Maria Torres Maria Torres on Sep 29, 2015
    Make a paste or mix bicarbonate and olive oil or plain oil from the kitchen