Hot pizza box sitting on a wooden kitchen table and discolored table

Lauri Filus
by Lauri Filus
The wood has discolored a whitish color from a pizza box with hot pizza in it. How can I get the discolored area back to normal?
  8 answers
  • Linda Hunt Linda Hunt on Jan 29, 2015
    Equal amounts of plain table table salt and and vegetable oil mixed thoroughly and left on the whole whitish area for the night. Next day rub it in for a couple min again (doing it first time the night before) then wipe it off and polish table. Voila no more heat damage to wood. Also works for wet glass rings!!!! Zero damage to any wood or finish and nothing harmful to children or pets. They will not like all that salt! I have been doing this for thirty five years now as I love my wood. Hope this helps.
  • Nana Pompey Nana Pompey on Jan 29, 2015
    warm up your iron , place a towel in discolored area and carefully iron the towel with med heat , the stain will disappear . tip from pinterest i have tried it it does work
  • MagnoliaMama MagnoliaMama on Jan 29, 2015
    The heat and moisture from the pizza box damaged only the very top layer of the finish. This may sound strange, but dampen and squeeze-dry a soft cloth; then rub the spot with a tiny bit of stain-removing toothpaste in circular motions. If that doesn't work, try a product called Bartenders Friend. One of these should work.
  • Mag1120776 Mag1120776 on Jan 29, 2015
    Toothpaste on a damp cloth. Rub in circular motion. Wipe wit clean cloth. Apply your favorite wax/oil. Works every time.
  • Linda Couckuyt Linda Couckuyt on Jan 29, 2015
    This I can help with (usually I can not). I tried EVERY solution I read for my table. The only thing that consistently, effectively worked for me was car rubbing compound. You can buy it at any hardware store. I was at first very leery with the thought but at my wit's end with this problem which happened often with 4 kids. I thought it might scratch the table. It doesn't. Just rub a little on the spot and usually the whitish mark goes away within a few seconds. At times, it takes a second application. I had that table for 14 years before I painted it and had a jar of rubbing compound under the sink all of those 14 years.
  • Master's Design Master's Design on Jan 30, 2015
    My sis has the same problem. It is the years if wax build up. You use a certain kind of alcohol. Medicinal not the drinking kind. You just wipe it down. I will find out for you.
  • Mellodeeroz Mellodeeroz on Jan 31, 2015
    I had some whiteish stains on a beautiful side table someone had given to me. I took an old tee shirt and an iron set on medium heat and ironed it for about 25 min. The white mark was gone.