6 Proven Tips to Get Rid of Water Stains from Wood

Planning to trade your favourite coffee table just because of a few water stains? Well, there’s no need to get a new table, when you can get rid of the water stains with some simple hacks. Those water stains on the wood may look ugly, but you can remove them in some minutes. Have you ever thought of using essential oil to clean your home or cleaning wood?

Here are six proven and tested tips you can use to wipe out those water stains for your furniture.

1.  A Hair Dryer isn’t Just to Make You Look Good.

You can use a hairdryer to reduce the water stains in a couple of minutes. This hack works well if the stains are fresh and haven’t penetrated in the wood thoroughly. Plug in the dryer, and use it on the lowest heat setting.

Yes, it will take more time to remove the stain on the lowest heat setting, but it will protect the wood from overheating. If you don’t see the stain getting diminished, try another heat setting. Keep the hair dryer focused on the stain, and rotate it so that every spit gets even heat.

After the stain is gone, take a cloth and wipe off the surface to make it clean.

2. Petroleum Jelly Can be the Saviour

Petroleum jelly works well when it comes to removing the water stains from wood. However, this tip also works when the stains are fresh and haven’t hardened on the surface. What you have to do is apply some petroleum jelly on the stains and let it sit overnight.

Now wipe the jelly in the morning, and you will see that the stains are also invisible by that time.

So the stubborn stains are still there? Eliminate them with tip number 3.

3. Use Toothpaste

Even if you have left the table casters around, some folks will never use them, thus leaving water stains on your furniture with their sweaty drinks. To get rid of the stains, you can use non-gel toothpaste. Take a little amount of toothpaste on a soft cloth and start rubbing the stain gently.

After the stain has gone, wipe off the toothpaste and use some wood polish to liven up the table or the furniture item. In case the stain is still there, then you can sprinkle a pinch of baking soda over the toothpaste to make it an even more powerful cleaner.

Rub the toothpaste and soda mixture over the stain, and you will surely make it disappear from the wood.

4. Spread some Mayonnaise

Now it is the time to use the leftover mayonnaise from your last house party. Mayonnaise and petroleum jelly works the same way and can remove water stains on the go. Take a little amount of mayo and spread it on the telltale watermark.

Leave the applied mayonnaise for around 3-4 hours so that it can seep into the stain to remove it. If possible, leave the mayo overnight for optimal results, after removing the stain using some wood polish to give the final touch ups.

5. Get some Car Wax

The car wax you have been using to liven up your car can also save your wooden dining table. Take a sponge with a little amount of car wax on it, and start buffing the water stains. Car wax has some chemicals that reduce all types of marks and leave a shine behind so that you will get dual benefits with this hack.

Allow the wax to dry after dabbing so that it can remove the stain effectively.

6. A Teaspoon of Vinegar Can Make Your Day

To remove the white stains left by sweaty glasses, mix equal parts of olive oil and vinegar. Now apply the mix on the wooden furniture and rub it in the direction of the wood grain. Take a dry cloth and shine the surface up by rubbing gently.

The tip works well with leather upholstery as well, but you need to use a sponge instead of cloth and don’t add olive oil. Dip the sponge in virgin vinegar, and start rubbing the leather where you see the marks.

Final Words

With these, each hack, you can make your favorite coffee table look new again without any water stains. However, removing these stains can take some time, and you can call a professional maid at Maid Forever to do the job.

Our cleaners will make your home spick and span along with removing the telltale stains from your wooden essentials. You can book a maid with us today by clicking on the Contact Us button.