Use Toothpaste to Remove Water Stains from Wood

Any brand of plain, white toothpaste (not gel) will almost always remove a water stain (left by a glass) from your wood table. Rub enough toothpaste over the stain to cover it completely - you don't need a lot (a little more than a thin film is plenty). Leave the toothpaste on the stain until completely dry (this may take a few hours and although it may be awful to look at, I have never ruined a piece of wood by leaving the paste on overnight).


Once dry, simply wipe the toothpaste off with a clean damp cloth. Completely dry your furniture with a clean, dry cloth and then polish as you normally would. As a side note, if you apply the toothpaste with a lint-free cloth, you can use the extra paste left on the cloth to apply to your clean bathroom mirror. It will help to keep your mirror from excessive fogging after a hot shower.

By Brenda from Deltona, FL


May 1, 20100 found this helpful

Wow Brenda! This is an amazing tip! It helped me get rid of 10 horrible, old water stains on my dining room table! I cannot believe that this worked. Now, I can show off my wonderful table because it looks brand new!

My kids and I did it together and they enjoyed helping me! =)

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