How to Remove Water Marks from a Wood Table
Before and After
Have you ever removed the tablecloth after a festive meal, only to find a hot dish or coffee pot has caused a white water stain on your lovely wood table? Don't worry. Your table is not ruined! You don't have to call in the professionals (unless it is an expensive antique!). There are many solutions out there on the web. From using Mayonaise, to a hair dryer. The answer is easier than you think.
1 regular clothes iron, set to medium heat
1 piece of paper towel, dampened
First you need to heat up an iron to medium heat. My iron has settings from 1-7, and I set it to 3. Then you need a paper towel. Wet the paper towel, and wring it out so it is just damp. Make sure the paper towel is larger than the base of the iron. Lay the paper towel over the stain. Press the iron on to the paper towel for 5 seconds, and lift. Look at the stain. It should be removed. If there is still a little there, repeat for 3 seconds. You can see from my photos that the stains are all gone!! My table is a pine table. Some of the marks were there for months. Remember if it is a precious antique, you may want to call in a professional. Good luck!