I was finally able to remove my oak chest from storage and it didn't come in the best condition. The top of the chest has a black mark from where, I can only assume, someone had put a tile on it and left it there? Don't know how or why they did it...but is there any way to remove the black marks? What is BEST to use on it to get the finish back? My mom used to use "Old English" for wood. Is that the best to use? Would Orange Glow work on it as well? ALSO: Does anyone know what I can use to make leather a bit more pliable? I got a show halter that is a bit stiff...any ideas?