Reply To: Restore folding wooden rule Welcome! › Forums › General Woodworking Discussions › Tools and Tool Maintenance/Restoration › Restore folding wooden rule › Reply To: Restore folding wooden rule 2 November 2022 at 5:18 pm #778882 DarrenParticipant 0000 wire wool with meths will get rid of the dirt and grease, although if some of the lines are just dirt rather than paint it will get rid of those too. Might also work on the stains. You could then try wood bleach (not household bleach) on the remaining stains, I’ve had good results with that. Good luck! Darren.