How to Clean Water Stains on Wood Furniture Safely

The beauty of wood furniture with natural look never fades away. It remains everyone’s favorite from time to time which will never fail to beautify the decor of the room in a very earthy way.

How to Clean Water Stains on Wood
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One of the downsides that you will find of having pieces of wood furniture is that you may find some stains caised by a lot of things. Those stains will make those tables and chairs look so ugly.

Below, we have brief guides that you can use the reference to deal with the problem.

How to Clean Water Stains on Wood Furniture

There are two ways of cleaning water stains on the surface of your beloved water furniture. You can choose the one that suits you best.

Removing Water Stains with Sanding

Prepare these supplies:

  • 100 grit sandpaper
  • 150 grit sandpaper
  • #0000 steel wool
  • Fine qood polish

Follow these steps:

Sand the surface – Use the 100-grit sandpaper to sand the visible dark stains and use 150-grit sandpaper to feather the edges you can get the blended look. Keep in mind not to push too hard and always work with the grain.

Coat the sanded surface – Apply some light coats of varnish to the sanded area of the wood furniture which matches its original finish.

Blend the look – Lastly, you need to feather the edges again by using #0000 fine steel wool. Ensure that you get the blended look with the area of the wood. Finish the surface with wood polish.

If the steps above are quite difficult, you can choose the alternative tutorial below in which you just need some kitchen supplies to get it done.

Removing Water Stains with Vinegar

Prepare these supplies:

  • Rubber gloves
  • Brush
  • Bleach
  • Sponge
  • Vinegar
  • Fine wood polish

Follow these steps:

Protect your hands – Before you touch any chemicals in this tutorial, make sure that you wear rubber gloves to prevent your hands from irritations.

Brush the stained area – Prepare a small bowl or container and por the bleach into it. Dip the brush into the bleach and apply it to the stained surface. Let it set for a few hours and you notice the stains begin to fade away. Wipe the bleach with damp spong until it’s completely removed.

Apply the vinegar – The vinegar works to neutralize the finish of the wood after the application of the bleach which can prevent further lightening.

Dry it up – Once you have applied the vinegar, let everything dry properly and apply the fine finish if necessary.

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Those are the steps that you can execute when you find water stains on your wood furniture. The result if the tutorials above may vary, depending on the severity of the stains.

It’s always wiser idea to protect the surface of your wood furniture with trivets or coasters. They are great to protect the wood furniture from stains caused by water or heat.

If the stains are to severe, you might need to refurbish your wood furniture by painting them.

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