Orajel strips wood, who knew?


When I was pregnant with my 4th child I nodded off with my 2 year old in the room. He rubbed baby Orajel all over my new matching bedroom furniture and it stripped the finish. My 2nd matching bedroom set will be purchased when the last kid is in college.


Submitted by: Heather



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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1376851719 Sarah Kohrs-Monroe

    And we put that in our kid’s mouths?? lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/jaymeellis06 Jayme Ellis

    Nope didnt know that, interesting.

  • longdecember79

    I bet the dresser didn’t even feel a thing!

  • http://twitter.com/lindsnoelle Lindsey Phillips

    Type your comment here.If it strips wood…. what does it do to gums?

  • Anonymous

    Refinishing a few drawer fronts is in order. The hard part is getting the new finish to match the old.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1411509993 Kathy Friese Linklater

    We need to tell Heloise, so she can add that tip to her next book.

  • http://www.facebook.com/melissa.lemay2 Melissa LeMay

    same thing happened to my coffee table when my 2 yr old son dumped out the Bath and Body Works Wallflower plug in “gel” onto it, stripped it right off……

  • Heide Rumble

    Nailpolish remover does the same thing.  (hides head in shame…my mother was SO mad!)

  • Anonymous

    There’s loads of things you’ll probably never know about how everyday things interact until you find out the hard way. Citric acid will dissolve that white plastic that Brita pitcher lids are made of. So will dry-erase ink. Blood will corrode steel. Some types of aluminum are soft enough to scratch with a fingernail. Rolling an office chair (while sitting in it) on a bare plywood floor will tear up the plywood, one layer at a time.

  • Anonymous

    Well, technically it’s not “wood” – it’s particle board.  No worries, I have some too.  Not Judging.

    Anyway, it’s a bit scary that siht that these kids put in their mouthes can take the veneer off of particle board.

    Another known fact:  insect repellent does the same thing.  Think about that the next time you spray your DEET onto your face and your junk….

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  • Melinda Cook

    Since it appears to be only the drawer fronts paint them a nice color ..something that will match/compliment the room they’re in. I’ve painted just drawer fronts before and they turned out really nice.

  • http://halsotips.info/ halsotips

    what happened with that paint? many scratch there.