How to Remove Water Rings and Stains

Here are the best ways I know to get rid of those unsightly rings and stains from your wood furniture.

All you need are these kitchen cupboard ingredients, and your tables will look look presentable
again, just in time for the holidays.

1. Mix corn oil and enough salt to make a paste and rub it on the ring or water stain with a soft rag or your finger.

2. Break a walnut into large pieces and rub the broken edge on the ring.

3. Mix vegetable oil and wood ash to make a paste and rub it gently onto the trouble spot.

4. Rub a small amount of white toothpaste on the ring or stain.

By Annie B. Bond


Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W5 years ago

thank you

Shelly Peterson
Shelly Peterson5 years ago

Wow! I have a couple of items to try this on.! thankyou for posting!

Eli Is Here
Past Member 8 years ago

It really works!!! Thanks Annie!!

Eli Is Here
Past Member 8 years ago

It really works!! Thanks Annie!!!! Your tip save a piece of furniture I thought I'd never be able to "save" !!!!!!!

Farley F.
Farley F.8 years ago

rubbing butter on a ring stain left from acetone even worked! try it!

Christopher Spencer

butter worked like a dream on my dark oak chest

Lisa P.
Lisa P.9 years ago

what happens to the wood when you put mayo or butter on it? If the stain is on dark wood, will it lighten the wood?

Allison J.
Allison J10 years ago

On most woods mayo or butter work really well too! Just rub them over the ring a bit, and it puts the oils back into the wood. My grandma taught me that!