Nothing on a dining table sticks out as much as white water stains. Since the biggest offender is the bottom of cold glasses or the top of a hot mug being placed directly on a wooden table, water stains are frequently visible as white rings. 

However, they are not necessarily in a ring shape because any cold or hot object, such as heated serving utensils or spilled drinks and food, can leave markings. Due to water becoming clogged on the table’s surface finish, the white marks appear murky. This results from either the steam of the hot objects or the condensation of the cold objects.

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It’s crucial to understand that if your watermark is dark brown or black instead of white, this indicates that water has damaged your table’s wood by penetrating through the finish. Depending on how far the damage has penetrated the wood, this is typically repairable by sanding the area and applying a protective finish again.

The best course of action is to try to drain the water that has become trapped in the top finish if your table has white, foggy watermarks. Using a hairdryer or heat gun to evaporate the water and help it exit from the finish is the simplest way to accomplish this.

Here are some simple steps to ensure you remove the stains safely without damaging your table further:

  • Set your hairdryer to medium to high temperature.
  • Hold it around 10 cm away from your tabletop and move it side to side over the stained area. You shouldn’t smell any burning – if you do, make sure you lower the heat or go further away from the tabletop.
  • After 2-3 minutes, you should start to see the stain start to fade.
  • Keep it over the area for 15-20 minutes or until the stain has disappeared fully.
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Credit: Unsplash

It’s possible that the watermark will remain visible if it has been on the table for some time. We suggest that you proceed to the next step by dabbing a tablespoon of mayonnaise on the affected region and wrapping it in a kitchen towel for the night. 

Although it can sound strange, mayonnaise is made up of a blend of oil and vinegar. While the vinegar’s acetic acid helps break down the surrounding finish, allowing the restored area to mix in with the existing finish, the oil will gently seep into the wood overnight, assisting in the restoration of the table’s color.

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