How do you remove a water stain from wood?
Have you just noticed a nasty water stain on a wooden piece of furniture? Do not panic and above all do not jump too quickly on your sandpaper to try to remove this water stain and the rings on the wood.
10-tips presents in this article homemade tips and tricks to quickly remove water stains from wood.
1. Rub in the direction of the lines of the wood
Whichever trick you choose, it’s important to have the right technique for scrubbing and removing water stains from wooden furniture.
So before moving on to the tips it is important to inform you that you must always rub in the direction of the lines and the fibers of the wood, if it is a wooden piece of furniture of course.
2. Rub the wood with a soft, dry cloth
If the water stain on the furniture is very recent, a simple dry, soft cloth to rub the stain may be sufficient.
It is important to act quickly when water is spilled on wood. It is always better to use a coaster to put your glass of water in.
3. Remove a water stain with baking soda
And yes, another trick made with baking soda! For an old water stain on wood here is a very simple recipe to make:
- Mix 1/2 teaspoon of white paste type toothpaste with 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda.
- Mix well and rub the rings of water on the wooden surface.
- Also use a soft, damp cloth to rub the stain with the mixture.
4. Remove a water stain with petroleum jelly
Petroleum jelly or if you prefer petroleum jelly is a product that I have tested and works quite well for removing water stains from wooden furniture.
- Apply petroleum jelly to completely cover the water stain.
- Leave on all day and use a soft, dry cloth to wipe everything off.
Water rings on the furniture surface should be completely gone after a few hours.
5. Apply mayonnaise to the water stain
If you don’t have petroleum jelly at home, you can also use mayonnaise for this anti-stain trick. Here’s how:
- Apply mayonnaise, taking care to cover all the spots.
- Leave to act for 1 to 2 hours.
- Take a clean, dry cloth to remove all traces of mayonnaise.
The water stain will have completely disappeared from the surface of the furniture.
6. Remove a water stain from wood with salt
Putting a wet glass of water on a table or other wooden furniture is really not a good idea. If the damage is done and you notice the presence of halos salt can help you remove everything.
- Mix table salt with a little water to form a sort of paste.
- Apply the mixture to the water stain and rub gently with the help of a soft, damp cloth.
Remember to always rub in the direction of the lines and fibers of the wood so as not to further damage the furniture.
7. Sandpaper as a last resort
For an old, deep water stain in wood the only solution that really works is to use sandpaper.
- Use 100 or 150 grit sandpaper and rub the stain in the direction of the lines of the wood.
- Use a damp cloth to remove all wood dust and make sure the water stain is completely removed.
- Then apply a varnish to protect the surface of the wood again.
Some of these tips and tricks are also effective for grease and oil stains on wood! Come read these other tips for removing grease stains from wood.