Veneered furniture is plywood or particleboard furniture that is covered in a thin layer of wood. The veneer makes the piece of furniture look like it is solid wood construction. Veneer furniture is generally cheaper and lighter than solid furniture. Black stains on veneer can be scuff marks, ink marks or burn marks. Remove them carefully, as you are unable to sand away scratches on veneer.
Rub an eraser over the black marks. If the marks are made from the soles of rubber shoes, this process should remove all of the marks.
Spray the black stain with hairspray. The alcohol in the hairspray will work to remove ink stains. Do not soak the veneer as this could weaken it.
Wipe up the stain and the hairspray with a clean cloth.
Apply distilled white vinegar to a clean cloth so that the cloth is damp but not soaking wet.
Rub the cloth over the veneer until you remove the rest of the black stain.
Dry the veneer completely with a clean cloth.