Removing marks from your coffee table - November 27th 2000



Question from: Rena
Kaslo, BC

Dear Shell,

We have 2 oak coffee tables that have 3 or 4 white marks on them. I think something hot was set or spilled on them. Is there a way to remove these marks without refinishing the entire table ?

Thanks, Rena

Dear Rena,

These white marks are commonly called pizza box marks caused by heat from a hot teacup or pizza box. The product to use is Briwax available in light brown, golden oak dark brown or clear. Apply a small amount to the table using super fine steel wool and rub with the grain. Wait five minutes and polish with a soft cloth.

Itís just that easy.

Shell Busey