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Removing Water Marks from Wood Furniture

How do I remove a recent water stain from my antique oak counter?

By Sherry from Gower, MO


Removing Water Marks from Wood Furniture


Use a combination of commercial furniture polish and olive oil. Cover the water mark with olive oil and then spray the furniture polish on this. Take a soft cloth and rub in a circular motion, adding more furniture polish as it absorbs into the wood and your polishing cloth.

If the water stain has been there a while, use a little non-gel toothpaste. Rub it in in a similar manner as above. (04/27/2010)

By randyw36

Removing Water Marks from Wood Furniture

An old trick my sister used to do: a bit of ashes from a cigarette ash tray and, get this, a bit of spit.

She swore by it. She'd rub the two together with an old rag into the spot and the white spot would disappear.


By cecilialovesbutterflys

Removing Water Marks from Wood Furniture

I just tried this myself on a 3 day-old water mark and it worked. Put some toothpaste (not the gel type) on a wet hand towel and rub the stain in a circular motion, then wipe out the dry section of the towel and you're done! (05/04/2010)

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