Asked on Dec 8, 2018

How do you fix a water stain on a teak table?

Gisele RainvilleNaomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CAJanet


It is a small spot but in a very obvious place. We were planning on having people over and this spot just seems to stand out. That is all that I see on the table. The spot is no bigger than a finger print and is very light but still noticeable. How do I fix that before Christmas without redoing the whole table.

4 answers
  • Linda Sikut
    on Dec 8, 2018

    Hi Gisele,

    My name is Linda. I've successfully used the iron method on an old wood table where I worked. However, there are other ideas, as well. Read this article and find the other ideas at the bottom. A lot of people say that the mayonnaise fix works well. You might want to try that first. :) Good luck & wishing you the best.

    • Gisele Rainville
      on Dec 8, 2018

      Hi Linda. Thanks for the tip. First I am trying the mayonaisse and that seems to have lightened it up alot. If the spot does not come out completely I will try the iron. Thank you very much for the tip. Gisele

  • Janet
    on Dec 8, 2018

    There are several commercial products for this type damage. A lot of people rub the spot with a waxy or oily product. I have read to use a walnut or a mixture of vinegar and olive oil. Anyway, just google how to remove water spot on wood,

  • No one will notice or care. If they do, they are not good friends if something like this matters. Use a tablecloth, runner, placemats, table decor to hide. Then address the issue when a time crunch is not looming in the future.

  • Gisele Rainville
    on Dec 9, 2018

    Thank you all for your helpful tips. I used a steam iron on a cotton cloth and you cannot even tell there was a water spot on the table. Once again thank you. Both times you have been very helpful in answering my questions or changing my opinion.

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