Shirley asked: How do I remove C Battery acid from finished furniture? Acid seeped through a portable radio on a wooden nightstand. It is part of a Thomasville bedroom suite. Is there a product for such?
To remove battery acid, it is necessary to first neutralize the acid with a base. Once the acid is neutralized, it can be rinsed away. Follow these simple steps for quick and easy results.
You Will Need:
- Baking soda
- Soft cloths
Steps to Remove the Battery Acid:
- Mix baking soda with water to develop a thin paste.
- Pour the paste onto the acid and let it set for a few minutes. Do not scrub or rub it in.
- Set the piece over the tub or take it outside.
- Rinse away the baking soda by pouring fresh, clean water over it.
- Repeat if necessary until all of the acid is removed.
- Rinse thoroughly with clean water and dry with a soft cloth.
Additional Tips and Ideas
- If the surface is discolored, the acid may have eaten through the finish. In these cases, you can either have the spot refinished by a professional, or you can attempt to do it yourself. Sand the area to remove any remaining finish. Apply a stain that matches the original color. Once dry, apply a protective coating.