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Black rubber staining on my wood dresser...HELP!

I have some black rubber stain marks on my oak dresser top made from the rubber feet on the bottom of a clock.

I have tried to get it off with:
baking soda
steel wool (!)

I'm at a total loss~ what should I try? This is an expensive piece of furniture that matches the rest of our bedroom set. :-(


Asked by timelessglass at 6:44 PM on Mar. 11, 2009 in Home & Garden

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Answers (4)
  • Thanks for your responses everyone.

    My husband got out the rubbing alcohol last night and applied some of his elbow grease to the spots. I guess I wasn't rubbing hard enough because they finally came out. But now we have some lighter spots in the finish. I'm not too worried about them because I can do touch-up stain to fix them.

    I'm just relieved we don't have to sand and stain the whole top-that would have been too hard to match the furniture.

    Answer by timelessglass at 12:27 PM on Mar. 12, 2009

  • sand it and restain it.

    Answer by Mikayla_lynn at 6:51 PM on Mar. 11, 2009

  • I was afraid I'd get that answer. Any one else got an idea before I'm reduced to doing that??

    Answer by timelessglass at 7:15 PM on Mar. 11, 2009

  • Have you tried the magic careful to just keep it in that area though. You might also try a little olive oil.

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:53 AM on Mar. 12, 2009