This dining table set came to us recently with a heat mark on the leaf. The heat mark has been there for at least seven years (that I know about).
My initial thought was to put a tablecloth over it and call it a day since we would probably rarely use the leaf (at least right now). But the more I looked at it, I wondered if there was a solution to fixing the heat mark.
It was just begging to be fixed by me!
After a quick search on the internet, there was a suggestion to put an iron over the heat mark.
And with that, it mostly disappeared!
Here it is, after it cooled down. You can see there is still a little bit of the heat mark left:
I took another photo of it the next morning, and it looks a lot better.
There were more suggestions like using toothpaste, olive oil, and other ingredients, but I think for now I will leave it as is. It’s not super noticeable, and I can live with that. What’s been bugging me more is that the edge on one side of the leaf is a bit dinged up, so that might be a project for another day to attempt.