How to Get Stuck Paper Off of Wood Furniture


If a piece of paper is left on wood furniture and gets wet, such as when a drink spills on it, the paper may adhere to the wood if it is allowed to dry in situ, almost as if it were glued down. This may happen if the paper is left on the wood furniture for an extended period of time. If you use paper as a coaster for a hot skillet or beverage, you run the risk of the same thing happening. Olive oil may be rubbed into the affected region and let to sit in order to remove the paper after you have already removed as much of it as you can. Food Matters claims that the oil will make the paper easier to pull apart.

Kitchen Quick Fix

To remove dried paper by using olive oil as a remover, first soak a corner of a paper towel in olive oil, and then rub olive oil thoroughly over the region that has dried paper on it. After about a half an hour, the oil should be absorbed by the paper that is adhered to the furniture. After that, use another paper towel to wipe away the oil as well as the paper that has become loose. According to Home Steady, you can use petroleum jelly for olive oil in several recipes.