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How to Remove Lacquer and Varnish Stains

Bamboo or Cane

Follow these steps to remove lacquer and varnish stains from bamboo or cane:

  • Remove the excess and wipe the area with a cloth dipped in mild pure soapsuds to which a little ammonia has been added.
  • If any stain remains, try dipping the edge of a clean cloth into acetone and gently dab at the stain -- be careful not to force any staining material into the surface. Note: If not treated immediately, this could become a permanent stain.