How To Remove Water Stains From Wood

How To Remove Water Stains From Wood
How To Remove Water Stains From Wood
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Sometimes, the most effective DIY cleaning hacks are the most unusual ones. Follow this tutorial to learn How to Remove Water Stains from Wood in a way you probably never imagined! Stubborn water stains can be so irritating, especially if you have tried scrubbing endlessly. Thanks to this cleaning tutorial, you don’t have to hide those stains with magazines anymore. Even if your water stains are several years old, they will disappear in seconds with this hack. Best of all, this method isn’t complicated, and all you need is an iron.  

From the blogger: "No matter how careful I tried to be when it came to preserving the beauty of my wood tables, running around with coasters and warnings, some of my most precious pieces ended up with water stains. I tried every remedy I could find for years. Finally,I came across a quick trick that sounded too good to be true, but using a hot iron did the trick. Scary? yes! Effective? Totally! Now my pieces have been restored...but I'm still pushing the coasters!"

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Primary TechniqueHome Decor


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Reading through his I was wondering how you used mayonnaise to remove the water stains but since that didn't work I'll focus on the iron method. It's simple and fast, and it doesn't matter how long the stains are, it just works. This is such a relief, I have an ugly ring on my counter caused when I forgot to use a coaster.

These tips are great and it is comforting to know that their can be a solution and you don't have to,panic thinking you beautiful wood finish is ruined forever unless you pay big bucks to get it professionally refinished. My biggest relief was when I applied plain old mayonnaise to a very large and very white water stain on deep mahogany. As I smeared it on, I thought I must be crazy! But it worked like a charm!


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