Q: I've got a ring from a hot coffee cup on my cherry table. Can it be fixed?
A. Yes. What you're probably seeing is a white ring created by moisture under the finish from the hot coffee cup. Denatured alcohol, which can be purchased from your local hardware store, can be used to draw this moisture out of the finish. First, test a small area that doesn't show. Dampen a clean rag with the alcohol, and go over the affected area lightly, letting the alcohol evaporate between applications. Take your time as this may take 20 minutes. This method for removing moisture marks could remove the finish from some antiques and must be tested first.
• Please bear in mind that this method works on ClearLake Furniture’s finish. For any other furniture, be sure to do a test first!
• ClearLake Furniture is not responsible for damages caused to your furniture.