Asked on Nov 06, 2015

Dining room table--veneer top--circle made by hot cup left on table

Patsy Stuart
by Patsy Stuart
Do you know of any product or natural remedy to remove the circle?
  11 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 06, 2015
    Try using baking soda mixed with a little bit of water to form a paste. Rub in a circular motion with a soft cloth. Once you see the mark lessening put a little olive oil on the spot.

  • Angela Peraldo Angela Peraldo on Nov 06, 2015
    I always heard Cigar Ashes rubbed can help.

  • Julie Crozier Julie Crozier on Nov 06, 2015
    Howard's Restor-A-Finish. Gets out water marks, scratches and heat marks. Available at any Home Depot, Ace Hardware, and lots of Antique Stores. for more info. A favorite of Antique Dealers since 1969!

  • Kini Kini on Nov 06, 2015
    I used and olive oil and salt mixture. Rub it on and leave it for a few hrs. Remove with soft cloth. If the stain is still there like mine was. Use some fine steel wool. After doing this my water stain was gone.

  • Z Z on Nov 06, 2015
    Patsy, are you saying the top is Formica and not a wood veneer?

  • Patsy Stuart Patsy Stuart on Nov 06, 2015
    No, not formica but it is some type of modern day wood look finish. Doesn't look like the veneer used on antique furniture. Table is from Bassett.

  • Patsy Stuart Patsy Stuart on Nov 07, 2015
    Great idea. I will contact Bassett. Thank You!

  • Renee Confere Renee Confere on Nov 07, 2015
    Try a hair dryer on medium heat

  • Susan Tyler Susan Tyler on Nov 07, 2015
    If its veneer a mix of mayo and ashes will eliminate any rings from moisture.

  • Lee R Lee R on Nov 07, 2015
    Vaseline applied liberally and left overnight usually does the trick for me.

  • Rae Rae on Nov 07, 2015
    Susan this is from heat not just moisture. Patsy I know just what your are speaking of. My daughter's table did the same thing. I will be following this post to see if you can solve your problem and maybe my daughters also!