I had a couple of white rings on a teak shelving unit. I looked up various remedies on the internet and I've now tried:
- apply Vaseline then wipe off - ironing out the stain (dry heat, medium setting, through a teatowel) - ironing out the stain (steam heat, ditto, ditto) - apply baking soda+water paste, wipe off
- vaseline didn't do much - the first ironing didn't work either - the second ironing looked as though it might be helping, but I steamed too hard without buffing up the wood as I went and now I've got a slight iron mark (slightly lighter than the surrounding wood, in an iron shape, though it's not massively obvious). - white rings still there, though the vaseline covered them a bit - then my last attempt was with the baking soda paste. It's made the whole area go a bit darker, so I have the lighter wood the size of the iron plate with a darker patch in the middle.
As I say they are not huge, ugly, obvious stains but I'd like to get them out! What next? I'm thinking fine-grained steel wool, any other tips?
Hi, try mixing full fat mayonaise with some ash - just burn a piece of paper and mix some of the black ash with the mayo. Wipe this on the white mark leave for 10 min or so then wipe off ! Not sure why it works but it does! Good luck