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How do I get water rings off wood furniture
House & Home / 11:21 PM - Tuesday February 22, 2011

How do I get water rings off wood furniture

- Asked by sugerleigh88, Female, 46-55

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Place a clean,thick towel on top of the stain and with an iron on dry low-to-medium setting, press over the towel for several seconds.  Just make sure that the iron soleplate does not touch the wood.  The gentle heat will warm the finish enough to release the moisture into the towel.  Lift the towel to check the results and repeat until the water mark is removed.  Then polish and buff your wood table as usual.  You can also try using Guardsman Water Ring Remover.

- Response by ghresearchinstitute1900, Female, 46-55, New York

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There are a few home remedies.

Toothpaste is supposed to work wonders on water-stain removal. Apply a small amount of toothpaste - the non-gel kind, to a damp, clean cloth and gently rub into the water stain. Wipe toothpaste off with a clean, dry cloth and polish as you normally would.

You can also try a paste of baking soda and water. Gently rub paste into the stain and leave on for a half-hour or so. Remove the paste with a clean dry cloth and polish with your choice of furniture polish.

Another home remedy to try is a paste of salt and cooking oil. Rub this paste into the stain and wait about fifteen or twenty minutes. After that amount of time, wipe off the paste with a clean, dry cloth and polish as usual.

This is the remedy that I have used and been successful with. Apply a coat of mayonnaise over the stain and let sit over night. The next morning, wipe off with a clean, dry cloth and polish with your favorite furniture polish.

- Response by randyl, A Thinker, Female, Who Cares?, Technical

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