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  • Atascadero, CA

How to Remove Spots on Wood

3 Materials
$5
20 Minutes
Easy

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
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how to remove spots on wood with toothpaste, cleaning tips, how to, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling



Meet the issue:


how to remove spots on wood with toothpaste, cleaning tips, how to, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling



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


how to remove spots on wood with toothpaste, cleaning tips, how to, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling



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


how to remove spots on wood with toothpaste, cleaning tips, how to, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling



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


how to remove spots on wood with toothpaste, cleaning tips, how to, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling



And voila!

As good as new!! Yay!!!

xo,

Sam & Chanda

Suggested materials:

  • White toothpaste
  • Spoon butter
  • Rag

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  • Mary
    on May 4, 2015

    I wouldn't say Tom's toothpaste is any ole cheap toothpaste. That stuff is pricey. Great product at any rate... for pearlies and cabinets. :) thanks for sharing.

    • Zest it Up
      on May 10, 2015

      @Mary hah yes true, i just already had that for my teeth and didn't want to run to the store, but cheap stuff will work too!! :)

  • Joanie
    on Apr 20, 2018

    Thank you!!........I will try it.......I use mayo at times. Oil in the mayo. Also, a fresh piece of walnut........Voila........a lot of uses.

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