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Tips On Removing Spots From Your Furniture

Furniture World Magazine


You didn't mean to leave that glass of ice water on the kitchen table, but you did and now there's a permanent, ugly ring. What's more, the water can cause mildew that will eat through the finish. Luckily, both these furniture disasters have remedies. With some items you probably have in your home, you can bring your treasures back to their original beauty. The experts at Furniture Medic have a few secrets for removing white spots from your furniture: To remove white spots, first make a solution of equal parts toothpaste and baking soda. Apply the solution to the spot with a soft cotton cloth (a baby diaper or old soft dishtowel or washcloth). Buff the area with a fresh cotton cloth. For black spots, grab some bleach and try these tips: Black spots indicate that the water has eaten through the finish and into the wood, where mildew will grow. The finish must be completely removed - check with a professional to see which finish remover is right for your wood. After the finish is removed, the wood must be treated with bleach to kill the mildew before a new finish is applied. If these quick tips don't change your furniture's spots, call your local Furniture Medic. The professionals at Furniture Medic have the knowledge and tools to fix your pieces to your satisfaction. Founded in 1992, Furniture Medic has more than 500 franchise location across the United States, Canada and Europe. Furniture Medic is part of the ServiceMaster Consumer Services network, which is headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., and includes nine market-leading companies that provide a wide range of residential and commercial services. The other companies are TruGreen- ChemLawn, Terminix, American Home Shield, Rescue Rooter, ServiceMaster Residential/Commercial Services, American Residential Services, Merry Maids and AmeriSpec. For more information on mobile furniture repair and restoration, visit the Furniture Medic Web site at http://www.furnituremedic.com or call 1-800-WE SERVE.

Furniture World is the oldest, continuously published trade publication in the United States. It is published for the benefit of furniture retail executives. Print circulation of 20,000 is directed primarily to furniture retailers in the US and Canada.  In 1970, the magazine established and endowed the Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library (www.furniturelibrary.com) in High Point, NC, now a public foundation containing more than 5,000 books on furniture and design dating from 1620. For more information contact editor@furninfo.com.