This bag stained this table; see photos as I have no other way to describe it.
Update: Some Minwax paste finishing wax is getting out a much smaller spot, but to use it on this requires a lot of elbow grease. Using a plastic stick behind some paper towel for pressure and that is working, albiet slowly. Will Murphy's Oil Soap help? I don't want to add something new to the mix in case it sets the stain.
Someone on an online forum elsewhere for someone else's similar problem suggested a paste of mayonnaise and cigarette ashes, but I don't smoke.
Update 2: I spoke with a local furniture restoration company and showed them this post. The lovely lady on the phone explained that Rooms to Go usually uses a spray on finish that starts with an f; their recommendation was to
- proceed cautiously
- tape over one grain direction
- get a 4-zero steel wool
- unfold it to a cloth shape.
- take the properly colored minwax and rub it extremely gently in the direction of the grain. If it fails to fade, apply slightly more pressure.
Of note, the actual solution suggested was slightly more complicated than I'm typing. This seems like my last resort, so I'll keep trying with the paper towels for now. I am curious if a Magic Eraser is the same consistency as the 4-zero steel wool, but knowing how it eradicates polish off a car, I am not going to start using one.
Update 3: I continued to use the paper towel + MinWax, but based on the prior advice, I am wiping with the grain, and it feels as though the stain is fading faster than it was when wiping in random directions. I see this is a tad more complex due to the two grain directions, but I will persist and will update on noticeable changes. I will be purchasing the 4-0 steel wool on my next outing.
The stain (originally):
The (upside-down shot of the) stain (post-minwax + elbow grease):
Progress after applying more Minwax and rubbing today; doesn't look like much progress, but maybe that's the lighting.