What causes white heat marks on wood? When wood comes in contact with something hot, its pores expand, through which water enters. When the wood cools down, the water is then trapped in the wood, where it can wreak all sorts of havoc. Moisture in wood can alter its appearance, most notably by leaving white heat marks.
How do you get rid of white marks on wood? Get those white marks—caused by hot cups or sweating glasses—off your coffee table or other wooden furniture by making a paste of 1 tablespoon baking soda and 1 teaspoon water. Gently rub the spot in a circular motion until it disappears. Remember not to use too much water to remove water stains from wood.
How do you fix a heat damaged wood table?
- Cover the Area With a Cloth.
- Run a Steam Iron Over the Area.
- Look for Evidence of Damage.
- Polish the Tabletop.
- Buff With Steel Wool and Linseed Oil.
- Go Over the Area With a Damp Cloth.
- Apply Furniture Paste Wax and Buff the Area.
- Create a Paste Made of Oil and Ashes.
How do you prevent heat marks on wood? Damp Cloth/Warm Iron.
It works well with wax, and it might also work with a white heat mark, too. Follow the same procedure we outlined for wax – a damp towel, or a dry towel and the steam function from the iron – on the affected area. Wipe with a clean dry cloth after.