Oil Marks on Wood Table

totallyconfusedJune 23, 2010

I know this is a stupid question and I'm not sure if this is the right forum but here goes...My sister was visiting recently and pushed a box across the top of my new coffee table, leaving several scratches. I had read recently that you could use the meat of a walnut to hide minor scratches, so rather than leaving well enough alone, I decided to try it. Now the table is showing darker "oil marks" everywhere I rubbed the walnut. Before I do any further damage, does anyone know if these marks can be removed? I have no idea what the finish on the table is, although it doesn't appear to be poly. It is the Tango table from Ethan Allen if anyone is familiar.

Thanks for any suggestions you can offer.

Totally Confused

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You are making me lol. Depends on the wood color/material, you can find paints that cover/fill scratches. Now you have this oil marks on your table, I have no idea how to remove it. Maybe repaint the whole table? Some others might have better suggestion. Good luck

    Bookmark   June 24, 2010 at 4:35AM
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I'm the first to admit it was a stupid thing to try, but I have also had similar problem when using the stain pens and wax sticks that are designed for furniture touch-up, so it's likely I would have ended up in this mess anyway.

Totally Confused

    Bookmark   June 24, 2010 at 9:33AM
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