How can I repair damage to a wood tabletop from a plastic tablecloth?

Bev Satnan
by Bev Satnan

Damage to wood table top from plastic tablecloth

  7 answers
  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Aug 15, 2019

    Is it stuck to the table in places or did it ruin the finish?

    Can you please post a picture? Thanks.

  • Gk Gk on Aug 15, 2019

    Try rubbing some mayonnaise on your table top. The oil in the mayonnaise may help remove the plastic tablecloth damage as long as your wood table top is stained and then has a clear sealer over the stain. You can use a non scratch kitchen sponge to gently scrub the damaged areas.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Aug 16, 2019

    Lightly sand if it’s the cotton from the bottom of the tablecloth then Murphy’s oil soap the top till off

  • 34354174 34354174 on Aug 22, 2019

    It is hard to answer without knowing what the damage is.

  • Libbie B Libbie B on Jan 11, 2024

    Can you lightly sand the table?

  • Betsy Betsy on Jan 12, 2024

    Hi Bev: Sanding the area lightly and then re-staining should do the trick. Or, depending on whether there is still plastic stuck ot the table, you can cover it with a paper towel and then cover that with a cloth and iron it until the plastic melts a bit and scrape the plastic off with a wide plastic putty knife. Then, do the sanding staining thing.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jan 12, 2024

    Can you be more specific in what the damage was?

    Is it fuzzy cloth backed sticking to the table?

    Is it heat or water damage?

    We'd love to help but need more info to hive you an answer to your question