Iron Your Coffee Table To Make It Perfect Again


After years of trying to get rid of water stains on my wood tables, I found this trick online. The recommendation was to iron my tables.
iron your coffee table to make it perfect again, cleaning tips, furniture cleaning, how to
I have to be honest, I was quite hesitant to take a hot iron to any of my precious wooden tables. After all, wooden tables are my weakness. I love transforming them ~you can peek at what I did to my old kitchen table by clicking here ~ but since they were already so damaged and I didn't want to refinish them unless absolutely necessary, I was willing to try just about anything. Scary? Yes, but they really couldn't get any worse looking and in the end, this method worked like a charm. (You can check out a creative living room table transformation by clicking here!)
iron your coffee table to make it perfect again, cleaning tips, furniture cleaning, how to
I placed a cotton shirt between the iron and the table and applied pressure, in a swirling motion to distribute the heat evenly and when I was done, the water stains had completely and totally disappeared.
iron your coffee table to make it perfect again, cleaning tips, furniture cleaning, how to
There was no damage to the wood from the iron either. ***If you would like to see more of this process and the other tables I tackled, you can check out the full post on my website.***

Suggested materials:

  • Iron
  • Cotton T-Shirt or Rag
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  • Joy
    on Sep 14, 2016

    Do you think that would also work on a stain from a insect can being set on. a dining room table?

  • Mor6579051
    on Oct 13, 2016

    My dad used to do this! He would smooth out old veneer, remove stains, etc with an old iron he kept in his wood shop!

  • Matthys Jonker
    on Feb 2, 2018

    Suppose the iron on "dry" setting since steam setting will cause more damage?

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