Your beautiful wood furniture might have some unsightly white rings. Stains result when wet glasses are left on tables without coasters. The first thing to do with any stain is to act immediately. In the course of the day, it is easy to lose track of time or forget to pay attention. Here are six natural tips and tricks you can use to remove old water stains from wood.
In order to achieve the most effective results, you might have to try several methods down below, but the effort will be worth it. Check them out!
In order to make this work, you must apply a thick layer of mayonnaise to the old water stain. Allow it to sit overnight and wipe it off with a clean cotton cloth the next day. The stain will disappear like magic.
The use of toothpaste is another effective option, but make sure you choose a white one rather than a gel. Simply apply a small amount to the water stain and buff it gently with a wood grain and a soft cotton cloth. Let it sit for about 5 minutes and then wipe it off.
3. Baking soda
Mix water with baking soda to get a thick paste. As with mayonnaise, apply it overnight to the water stain. The next morning, simply wipe it off with a cotton cloth.
4. Salt and olive oil
Make a thick paste by mixing olive oil and salt. Use this paste to gently rub the water stain for a minute or so and then leave it there for 20 minutes. Simply remove the paste with a cotton cloth.
5. Steel wool pairs well with lemon oil
Yes, steel wool soaked in lemon oil is another trick. Using this mixture, you can polish wood furniture to remove water stains. To avoid streaks on the surface, buff the stain in the direction of the wood grain. To avoid making scratches with steel wool, you should also use a large amount of lemon oil.
6. Try to iron it out
Last but not least, this iron method might be even easier. Turn on your iron to get it hot. Then, place a thick cotton cloth on the water stain and press it with the iron. You will basically warm up the stain which will fade and disappear.