Remove water stains from wood

A water glass without a saucer, an open window in the rain or wet hands - there are many reasons for water stains on wood. The effective cleaning methods are less numerous.

These agents help with water stains on wood

  • Light cooking oil mixed with salt
  • white (!) Toothpaste (mixed with baking soda for an even better effect)
  • Mineral spirits
  • Bleach
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Step by step instructions for removing water stains from wood

  • Toothpaste and baking soda or cooking oil and salt
  • Furniture polish or detergent
  • Oil or sealer for post-treatment
  • a spoon
  • a soft rag

1. Mix the agent

Mix olive oil or sunflower oil with a little fine salt to a creamy mass. If you want to use toothpaste and baking soda instead, put these two ingredients in a small container and stir the mixture together. Here, too, care should be taken to ensure a creamy consistency.

Use only completely white toothpaste and light-colored cooking oil to avoid discoloration!

2. Test means!

No matter which product you choose to clean your piece of furniture, you should always first clean it in an inconspicuous place, e.g.B. the inner edge of your wooden table! Not every wood tolerates toothpaste or even bleach. Permanent discoloration can be the result, which often can be removed only by looping.

3. Remedy

Swipe the mass on the stain on your wooden table or the like using a spoon and press it well. Then rub the stain from outside inside with the help of a cloth with the means.

4. Clean

Rub until the stain has disappeared and then take the mass with the cloth carefully.

Clean your wooden piece of furniture then with a furniture polish or (with little sensitive wood) with some warm water and detergent to remove toothpaste and oil residues.

5. Treat

In order to prevent such malehurs in the future, they could subsequently seal their wood or oils, so that water can bleed and has no chance to form stains. You can find out how to do this here.

What if that doesn't help?

If the stain cannot be removed with any of the above-mentioned stain removers, you can still try, as a last resort, to completely oil the wood surface. Sometimes this way the stain disappears.

If that doesn't help either, the only thing left is sanding.

Tips & Tricks Read here what you can do against water stains on parquet.