How To Clean Water Stains

If someone has left a cold beverage on your wood furniture, you'll need to learn how to clean water stains.  A water stain on furniture does not have to mean that the furniture needs to be thrown away or replaced.  Instead, use these tips and learn how to clean water stains yourself.  Chances are, you already have the materials needed in your home.

Supplies needed to clean water stains:

  • Mayonnaise
  • Cigarette ashes
  • Toothpaste
  • Furniture polish
  • Paper towels
  • Soft cloth

How to clean water stains from wood:

  1. Mayonnaise.  Yes, mayonnaise can be used to clean water stains from wood furniture.  What you'll need to do, is apply two tablespoons of mayonnaise to the water stain and let it set overnight.  Cover the mark with a paper towel to keep it from drying out.  Once it has set, wash the area with a soft cloth and water.  Polish the furniture with regular furniture polish.
  2. Cigarette ashes.  Stubborn water stains may not come off with mayonnaise alone.  If you have a stain that won't budge, try mixing some cigarette ashes with the mayonnaise.  Follow the same directions that are listed above to learn how to clean water stains with cigarette ashes.
  3. Toothpaste.  Toothpaste works remarkably well when learning how to clean water stains.  Simply apply a dab of toothpaste on a soft cloth and rub in using a circular motion.  Keep rubbing until you notice the water stain has disappeared.  Wash off with water and then shine with furniture polish.

Lastly, as with any stain, you will have more success in treating an ink stain if you act promptly.  It is very simple to learn how to clean water stains from wood, as long as you don't wait until the stain has set in for a long period of time.

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