Judy Grubbs, via e-mail. This is a common woe — the moisture condensing under the hot cardboard makes the table polish turn white. To fix, use white toothpaste on your finger or on a cloth — rub with the grain of the wood until it gets warm. Wipe with a slightly damp (water only) cloth; dry well. You’ll likely have to do this a few times.
Salad-Style Solution. Mix a small amount of the oil and vinegar together, such as 2 tablespoons each, in a jar or container with a tightly sealed lid; then dip a soft white cloth into the solution. Wipe the damaged wood finish with the wet cloth, following the wood grain. Add a drop or two of lemon juice to add a fresh scent to your wood-repair
Vinegar. To remove white rings left by wet glasses on wood furniture, mix equal parts vinegar and olive oil and apply it with a soft cloth while moving with the wood grain. Use another clean, soft cloth to shine it up. To get white water rings off leather furniture, dab them with a sponge soaked in full-strength white …
One Weird Old Trick To Remove White Water Stains From Wood. Oh man. Mix butter and cigar or cigarette ashes together to make a paste. Apply in a circular motion to stains with a soft cloth, and then wipe clean with the non-greasy part of the cloth. Voila! No more white water stains. (I’ve also seen similar instructions to mix ashes with water,
However, wood furniture does take some care for stains, as allowing a stain to set in can cause long-term damage to the furniture’s finish. But there are many simple remedies that will allow you to remove the stains from your wood furniture without it needing to be refinished.
How To: Remove Water Stains from Wood. Method 1: Ironing As with most stains, it helps to act quickly. If the stain has been there for only a few days, try this: Empty your clothes iron of all the water inside, then bring it into the room with the affected piece of furniture. Plug in the iron, then lay a …
White stains. Lightly-colored marks, typically in the shape of rings, are caused by the bottoms of cold glasses or hot plates and mugs resting on a wood surface.
Erase Difficult Marks. Once your furniture is clean, wipe a layer of wood polish on it to preserve the finish and add shine. You can use commercially prepared lemon oil. You can also make a simple polish by mixing 1 cup of olive oil with 1/4 cup white vinegar. Pour it on a soft cloth and work it into the wood, wiping with the grain. Buff till shiny.