Have you just noticed an ugly stain of water on a wooden piece of furniture? Do not panic and above all, do not jump too quickly on your sandpaper to try to make this stain of water and the halos on the wood disappear. Here presents tips and tricks to remove water stains swiftly on wood.
1. Rub in the direction of the lines of the wood
No matter which tip you choose, it is important to have the right technique for rubbing and removing water stains from wooden furniture.
So before going on to the tips, it is important to inform you that you should always rub in the direction of the lines and the fibers of the wood if it is wooden furniture, of course.
2. Rub the wood with a soft and dry cloth
If the water stain on the furniture is very recent, a simple dry and a soft cloth to rub the stain may be sufficient.
It is important to act quickly when spilling water on wood. It is always best to use a coaster to place your glass of water.
3. Remove a water stain with baking soda
And yes, another tip made with baking soda! For an old stain of water on wood here is a 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 halos 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 that works rather well for removing water stains from wooden furniture.
- Apply petroleum jelly to cover the water stain completely.
- Leave it on all day and use a soft, dry cloth to wipe it off.
The water rings on the surface of the furniture should have completely disappeared after a few hours.
5. Apply mayonnaise on the water stain
If you don’t have petroleum jelly at home, you can also use mayonnaise for this stain-proof tip. Here’s how to do it:
- Apply mayonnaise taking care to cover all stains.
- Leave on 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 stain of water on wood with salt
Putting a glass of water on a wooden table or another piece of furniture is not a good idea. If the damage is done and you notice the presence of aureoles, salt can help you remove everything.
- Mix table salt with a little water to form a kind 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 the fibers of the wood so as not to damage the furniture further.
7. Sandpaper as the last resort
For an old and deep stain of water in the wood, the only practical solution 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 of the wood dust and make sure the water stain is completely removed.
- Then apply a varnish to protect the wood surface again.