Dried milk stain on tole painted tray! Help!

by Monica
(Atlanta, GA, USA)

Hi there!
My husband...in trying to be sweet...served tea on an antique tole tray and the teapot left a milk ring stain that I cannot get off! Before I found this page I tried a few tricks that I found online but none of them worked and I'm scared to try any more for fear of rubbing off the paint. I tried dish soap, Murphy's Oil Soap, damp rag, etc.

Please help!

Thank you,


Hi Monica,
Cheryl here.... oh that is tragic. I would contact the Society of Decorative Painters http://www.decorativepainters.org/index.php and use their contact form. They would have experts on hand or at least leads who could help you restore the tray. I'm sorry I don't have an immediate answer for you.

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