Asked on May 18, 2017

How do you get watermarks off rough surface wood?

Michelle LeslieRickKathy


7 answers
  • Frances Kay Grillo Harrelle
    Frances Kay Grillo Harrelle
    on May 18, 2017

    If its possible you can sand off the water marks and stain the wood. Or trying painting the item a different color.
  • William
    on May 18, 2017

    White toothpaste (not gel), a damp cloth, and toothbrush. Put a dab of toothpaste on the cloth and rub the water marks. Use a damp toothbrush in the rough areas.
  • try steel wool
  • Charlotte
    on May 23, 2017

    Apply a generous amount of butter and let it sit for 24 hours. Remove with cloth or paper towel. This works for water rings on stained wood - not sure it will work on "rough" wood.
  • Kathy
    on May 25, 2017

    Try the steel wool first then use an oil for wood.
  • Rick
    on May 25, 2017

  • Michelle Leslie
    Michelle Leslie
    on Dec 1, 2020

    Hi Rick, apply a dab of mayonnaise with a soft cloth and rub it into the grooves with a toothbrush. Leave it on for an hour or two (or even overnight) and wipe and buff with a soft, clean cloth until. If the watermark is quite deep, dip a rag into a mild solvent such as mineral spirits or odorless paint thinners. Squeeze the excess out and then rub gently until the stain is gone. Best of luck

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