Can you get white spots out of wooden kitchen table?

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  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Jun 25, 2017
    Are they from paint or heat? If it's heat marks, here is a website with the technique.

    If it's paint it depends on if it's a large fairly smooth spot or a dot/drip. A drip can probably be lifted off with a single edge razor, carefully done. A larger spot might require sanding and possibly refinishing. It depends on the wood, the wood finish and they type of spot.


  • Pamela Pamela on Jun 25, 2017
    White spots on wood are due to water standing over a period of time so you literally want to watch the table again with water and then apply a beeswax coating and rub it in

  • William William on Jun 25, 2017
    Use white toothpaste (not gel) and a damp cloth. A dab of toothpaste on the cloth and rub gently in a circular motion. Wipe off an polish.

  • KattywhampusLOL KattywhampusLOL on Jun 25, 2017
    Hi :) You might find this hard to believe, but it works ... they are most liking heat spots (or water spots) and will come out easily if you IRON THEM OUT ;) Really! Cover the spot with a kitchen towel or a white t-shirt folded in half, then set your iron to the high setting and iron over it slowly, back and forth for about 1 minute, then chcek to see if the stain has come out. If not, cover it again and continue ironing, checking again in a minute. Continue until the spots are gone ;) It works!

  • KattywhampusLOL KattywhampusLOL on Jun 25, 2017
    Iron out the spots by placing a folded white t-shirt over the area (or a plain white kitchen towel) and turning your iron on medium heat, then slowly iron over the fabric back and forth where the spot is at underneath. (NO STEAM FOR A WATER SPOT, BUT use steam for a heat spot.) After about half a minute, check underneath the fabric to see if the spot has been removed. If not iron a second time over the fabric and check again. Continue until the spot is gone (sometimes it can take as long as 3 or 4 minutes). Here is the only visual proof I have that it really DOES work:
    Even the Bob Vila site suggest ironing out a water stain as the first thing to try. Good Luck to you. :)

  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Aug 13, 2020

    Hi there, pour a small amount of olive oil in a bowl, and add about 2 tablespoons of table salt Wrap a small clean cloth around your finger and dip it in in the oil/salt solution and very lightly rub it in a circular motion over the white spots. Let it sit for a few minutes and then take a clean cloth and gently wipe it off. The white spots should disappear.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Mar 02, 2021


    Use a dry cloth and an iron to draw out the damp!

  • Agnes Chrzanowska Agnes Chrzanowska on Nov 30, 2021

    Can you show pictures