How to Get a Stain Out of a White Desk

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Now you have done it. You didn’t listen to all of the people who told you to not buy a white desk. You liked the desk, it looked so handsome in the store window but you didn’t think about how stains would show up on the clean surface of that white, white desk. First of all don’t panic, we can fix this. You will just need to get yourself calmed down and start thinking straight. Now that you have settled down let’s think about some solutions we can try.

Get some paper towel. It will be used to soak up the excess liquid from the desk surface. Fold it to make it into more layers to soak up the liquid. When you have pulled away all of the liquid that didn’t sink into the pores of the wood, apply another paper towel on the stain and pour some bleach onto it. Let it sit for a couple of minutes and repeat for 10 minutes or so.

Get a toothbrush and work some bleach into the stain. Try to be gentle, just gently rub the brush over the area of the white desk that has been stained. You just want to try to rub the bleach into the stain to take over the color.

Put vinegar and some baking soda on the stain. This will produce a foaming action that is found in a lot of cleaners. The hope is that the foaming action will lift up some of the stain and all of your worries will go away.

White paint would be the easiest solution. All you need to do is repaint the desk. You may have to paint the entire surface though because it may look different from the rest of the white desk.

Find a cleaner for wooden furniture. You should be able to find something that will work at the super market, (you certainly aren’t the only one silly enough to buy a white desk). Make sure you read the label to see if it will perform the way you want it to.

Hopefully some of these ideas have worked to return your white desk into the beautiful piece of furniture it once was. There is always a risk involved in having something white and you should take the necessary precautions to keep it that way. If none of the above ideas work you can always locate a custom furniture store, they will be able to give you some more expert advice.


Source by Rafael Jomis