There are so many ways to remove water stains from wood, but unfortunately, most of them don’t work very well. How do I know? Well, I love antique furniture, and I am also pretty clumsy. I’ve had my fair share of mistakes and learning lessons (i.e., don’t paint valuable antique furniture with chalk paint). As such, I’ve tried a ton of ways to undo the damage from water, wine, paint—you name it.
Recently, I took a damp sweater out of the dryer and placed it on one of my wood dining chairs to dry. Oops. Before I knew it, I had an unsightly white water stain on otherwise dark and well-conditioned wood. So, I thought back to everything I had tried in the past and came up with an effective method. Try it for yourself the next time you accidentally mark your wood furniture.
How To Get Rid of Water Marks, Rings, and Stains
You must know that I hate buying products that I won’t finish (and long, complex processes). The best part about this process is that it only requires two ingredients that most people will already have in their house. If not, they shouldn’t cost more than $5. In addition, you can use these ingredients for a lot of other things, so there is little waste here. Another thing I hate is unnecessary chemicals. Sometimes they are needed, but in this case, you can remove a water stain from wood without all that fuss.
Here’s the finished product! To the naked eye, the water stain is completely gone. However, the camera picked up a slight outline where the water mark used to be. To fix this, I could go in with some touch-up stain. But overall, I am extremely pleased with the final results.