Whether someone forgot to use a coaster or a plant got over watered, water marks on wood furniture can happen very easily. Cleaning them off is a chore, but it can be done. This is a guide about removing water marks from wood furniture.
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How do I remove a water mark from an oak table?
By Roger from Crete
I just removed some water marks from my sister-in-law's table using Mr. Clean Erasers. I was doubtful but tried it and presto, it worked! We need to polish it yet, but it looks great.
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Here are questions related to Removing Water Marks from Wood Furniture.
How do I remove white water marks from cherry furniture?
By Beverly from NY
I was very afraid to try the iron and cloth method on my dining room table but after trying everything else I decided to try it. After 5 minutes of moving the iron around the water mark was gone. Hope everyone else has the same luck as me.
How do I get an old water spot off a solid oak kitchen table (light wood)?
RE: Heat Marks on Wood Furniture
I have found the best way to get rid of the white rings from heat or moisture on furniture, I have tried with no luck using Mayonnaise, cigarette ashes, toothpaste, hot iron and towels and what I have found that works is the Mr. Clean Magic eraser dampen the eraser rub gently with the grain of the wood and then polishing as usual, I happen to like Armor All as a furniture polish, if it's not a bad white mark the magic eraser will removed it completely, if it solid white you may have to do it several times It may leave a bit of a ghost but that's still better than having a big white mark.
This was not a bad 1, you can see on the right it's gone. Now that I know how to fix them nobody's making them.
I have a light oak table with black water marks after a flower arrangement was placed on the table which sat there for a couple of weeks last June 2012. Also someone spilled wine or port on my table. Please help.
I wish I had an answer, but I too, need help with this kind of damage.
I stripped the varnish and stain from the wood and I am left with a large (12 inch) water ring. How can I get the whole top to mimic the stain?
By KRC from Sheboygan, WI
How do I remove a water stain from my wooden dining room table?
By Linda D.
By Dena Roberts12/12/2012
Try rubbing it with the cut edge of a walnut.
How do I get rid of a white water mark on furniture?
By soochatty from Middletown, DE
By Vi Johnson02/11/2012
Try a dab of Mayo, rub in with a soft cloth and buff with a dry cloth. It did a great job on my old sewing machine. GG Vi
I did try to remove the white ring made by a glass of ice water left overnight on my new oak table with mayo and baking soda paste. It turned out darker. Then I tried the white vinegar with olive oil still and it still hasn't improved. Please help
The best solution I have found for this problem is a product named "Liquid Gold" ...you'll find it right where you find furniture sprays...i.e 'pledge'
Spray Liquid Gold on the stain, let sit overnight or for a few hours....then wipe away.
How do you remove water spots on a wood table?
By Sonny H. from Galveston, TX
Heat a dry iron, place 2 layers of a white t-shirt on top of the stain, press a few seconds, then peek under the t-shirt. Keep doing that until the stain is gone.
How do I remove water stains from light colored wood?
By D from Home
I have never tried this myself but I am passing along a hint I saw from the Farmer's Almanac newsletter. It says to use mayonnaise to remove water stains from wood. Perhaps you could try a small area where it doesnt show so much?
How can I remove watermarks from the polished surface of a table?
By Penny W
By Christina G03/28/2013
This sounds ridiculous but try mayo. Just rub mayo on the mark and then rub in till it's all gone. It worked for me on my cedar chest.
What is the iron cloth method to remove white water stains from a mahogany coffee table?
By Tricia H
I have an small antique table that my mother, for years, used to keep her prized African violets on. A lot of times she would over water and the excess would lay underneath the dish that they sat on. This destroyed the finish and penetrated the wood. I had no choice, but to strip the old finish off, but now there is a large darker ring that I'm afraid I can't get rid of. Any suggestions?
I had a water mark on my dining table. I thought it would be no big deal to sand the whole finish off and stain and presto it would be beautiful, but oh was I wrong. I sanded and stained the spot and it turned much darker than the rest of the table. Then I sanded and stained again, still not fixing the problem. Then I tried bleach and sanding which then made the spot really light. I tried to make the spot bigger in hopes to blend it better and then stained again. And it is still turned much darker than the rest of the table. What is the best way to repair my table?
By Emily T
You certainly get an A for effort. If the table is worth it, find someone experienced in wood refinishing and have the whole top redone. Or you could redo the entire top yourself. Patching a finish on wood is difficult to impossible. If the table is a veneer, be careful not to sand so much you break thru the veneer. Good luck!
I split a glass of water on a pine dresser and would like some advice as to how to remove it.
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I am trying to get a heat stain off my pine table. As well as water marks? Any suggestions?
Tanya from Milton, ON
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I have old dark water marks on a light wood table top. How do I remove them?
Billie from Roy, WA
The problem is now that spot looks too shiny (overpolished, or too much heat from blow dryer?). I cleaned the area to remove any excess oil. I very lightly rubbed 150 grit sandpaper over the area, but now it looks slightly whiteish. I used a cream polish over it, but with no change. Can anyone give some tips to help us save our satin-finish? (09/27/2006)
By Anna Maria
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How do I get rid of a bad water mark on my pine table?
How do I remove water marks from wood furniture?
We have two 'white' spots on our wooden kitchen table that I can't seem to get out. I have tried mayo and Old English.
How do I remove water marks from wooden furniture?
How do you remove a watermark on a wooden dining room table?
I have water marks on wood furniture and wonder how best to remove them? Thanks.
How do you use the wax paper, cotton cloth, and iron to remove water marks from wood?
How do I remove circular water marks from a pine dresser unit? They were made by cups, glasses, etc.
How do I remove a recent water stain from my antique oak counter?
Use mayonnaise to remove water marks on wood from glasses. This works like a miracle. Cover water mark with mayonnaise and leave on for a couple hours.
Remove white water rings from wood with a solution of white distilled vinegar and vegetable oil. Rub with the grain.