Removing a White Water Mark on Furniture?

How do I get rid of a white water mark on furniture?

By soochatty from Middletown, DE


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February 9, 20121 found this helpful

If I'm not mistaken you can crack a walnut and rub it on the spot. The oil in the nut helps to remove the mark!

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July 26, 20180 found this helpful

Brilliant, the walnut worked on light wood, non glossy table, thanks.

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February 9, 20120 found this helpful

Formby's product line of furniture refinishing products sells a product called,"White Ring Remover". That is sold in any paint department that carries the Formby's product line.


You can also use some Vaseline Petroleum Jelly and ashes from a cigarette or wood ashes from a fireplace. The ashes are a very,very fine abraisive and the petroleum is a wood conditioner. Put some over the ring, using your finger rub well into the ring. Let set about fifteen mins. then wipe off.
Either one will take the ring out .

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February 10, 20120 found this helpful

Depends on what the fabric type is on your furniture.

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February 11, 20120 found this helpful

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

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February 9, 20162 found this helpful

This is what I just did...

Clean dry polishing cloth folded once laid over water mark, steam iron on full heat laid onto polishing cloth allowing steam to penetrate only for a couple of seconds at a time, after only a few passes the heat and steam make the water mark disappear completely, I was amazed at how effective it was I even took before and after pictures to show other people!

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February 5, 20190 found this helpful

I combined a few tips to fix my problem. Had a 2" white spot on our dark wood cabinet - probably from a tea cup so it was combo heat & water mark. Nothing was getting it out... until...


  • Applied some mayo for a few hours and rubbed
  • (This helped a bit)
  • Took a towel, folded it in half (was really weary of using iron) and gave a shot of steam for 1 second
  • Removed the towel and stain literally disappeared

Can't even see where the original stain was. Thanks so much for this amazing tip - saved our beloved furniture.

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May 28, 20160 found this helpful

How do i remove water marks from on my high gloss table

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July 26, 20180 found this helpful

Put mayonnaise on the ring and let it sit for a few hours. Buff with a soft cloth

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