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How to Remove Spots on Wood

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This is a find and fix it that you will definitely want to file away for when those accidents happen to your gorgeous wood furniture pieces. Ever left a nice fatty ring from your cup of coffee on your gorgeous wooden coffee table? Or had the steam from your boiling tea kettle blast up onto a nearby wooden cabinet? Or better yet had your coffee pot overflow with a leak and drip down your front cabinet? YEP. All that has happened to me before. But thank goodness for this trick!!

Photo Cred: Jessica Helton
Website: http://www.alittlelongdistance.com/


Time: 20 Minutes Cost: $5 Difficulty: Easy



Meet the issue:





Now grab your white toothpaste (with no gel, just plain old cheap white toothpaste) and begin to rub the paste onto the problem spot…





You are basically really really finely sanding off the blemish, removing that top layer of issues





Now to give it a shiny new coat with our homemade spoon butter to fill in the “gaps” and keep your wood healthy





And voila!

As good as new!! Yay!!!

xo,

Sam & Chanda

Materials I used for this project:

  • White toothpaste
  • Spoon butter
  • Rag

To see more: http://zestitup.com/find-fix-it-friday-how-to-remove-spots-on-wood-with-toothpaste/

Ask the creator about this project

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Apr 24, 2015

    Wow- who would've known? Def not me! This is so smart I'll remember it for the future!

  • Zest it Up
    Zest it Up
    on Apr 25, 2015

    Right?! Gotta love all the uses of toothpaste :) xo

  • Gail Salminen
    Gail Salminen Canada
    on Apr 25, 2015

    @Zest it Up great tip - it really does look back to normal. Will have to clip this to a board and share it. Thanks for posting.

    • Zest it Up
      Zest it Up
      on Apr 28, 2015

      @Gail Salminen thanks!! ya it's kinda crazy but so rewarding!!

  • Lesley
    Lesley United Kingdom
    on Apr 26, 2015

    What is spoon butter please?

    • Lesley
      Lesley United Kingdom
      on Apr 29, 2015

      @Jude Thank you for replying. I will look out for it. I think I have the leather one in the form of wipes that I use on my leather furniture. At least I presume from what you write that it must be based on the same thing as it is also made by Sheraton. It would be useful to have the wood version though, so thanks again.

  • Zest it Up
    Zest it Up
    on Apr 28, 2015

    good question!! Basically it's a mixture we made to preserve the wood, here is the recipe and tutorial on our blog: http://zestitup.com/diy-wood-conditioner-for-your-cutting-board-utensils/ xo

    • Lesley
      Lesley United Kingdom
      on Apr 29, 2015

      @Zest it Up Thank you for your reply. Have visited your blog and may well give this a go.

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