Susan Wagoner
Susan Wagoner
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  • Lakeland, FL
Asked on Dec 20, 2018

How do I remove white spots on my table top?



What do I use to remove the white spots on my maple table top.

5 answers
  • Linda Cabler
    on Dec 20, 2018

    Try ultra bright toothpaste.

  • Dfm
    on Dec 20, 2018

    You can try taking a dish towel over the white areas, and putting a clothes iron on medium heat and ironing the wite areas....are where moisture got under the finish. You tube had videos out a few years back. They may still be around,

  • Mogie
    on Dec 20, 2018

    Regular toothpaste (not gel toothpaste) contains very fine abrasives and is a simple, yet effective way to eliminate white water marks on wood furniture.

    1. Slightly dampen a rag, apply a little white toothpaste.
    2. Gently rub into the spot.
    3. Dampen the rag again to remove the stain and any remaining toothpaste.
    4. Re-polish as you usually do.

    If that doesn't work as a last resort you can try 000 steel wool.

    This is a super fine steel wool that can lightly sand the surface to remove the water mark. Work gently to avoid damaging the surface. Because steel wool is abrasive it will remove some of the finish or varnish along with the water stain.

  • Cindy
    on Dec 20, 2018

    Hi Susan. I'm Cindy. To remove those white rings, make a paste with olive oil and salt. Put this paste on the rings and let it sit for an hour. Then wipe it all up. The salt will pull out the moisture and the olive oil will condition the wood. Good luck Susan and Happy Holidays.

  • Wylie
    on Dec 20, 2018

    try rubbing alcohol and dry with hair dryer

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