5 DIY Remedies for Furniture Water Rings
Remove the toughest water rings from your wood furniture using simple household ingredients and a little elbow grease.
Wipe Out Water Rings
All it takes is one sweating glass or steamy plate and you’ll be forever reminded of it in the form of an ugly white water ring on your wood tabletop. You can often dry up a fresh ring using a hair dryer on a low setting. Most established rings, however, require some form of abrasion. Here are five time-tested methods.
2. Salt and Lemon Oil
Pour a little lemon oil onto a rag and dip it in ½ teaspoon of salt. Gently rub the rag over the spot. If the ring starts to lighten, repeat the process using vinegar instead of lemon oil. (Not recommended for shellac finishes.)
3. Baking Soda and Toothpaste
Mix equal amounts of white toothpaste and baking soda and apply it to a rag. Rub in the paste moving parallel to the wood grain, wipe it off, and then polish with lemon oil.