How do you get a white water spot out of a oak wood dining room table?

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Is there something that can be put on the discolor spot of the oak wood to remove the white spot
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Aug 26, 2016
    Try rubbing an oily substance on to it. Peanut butter,mayo,oil,coconut oil etc.

  • William William on Aug 26, 2016
    Rub the area with an oily furniture polish, mayonnaise, or petroleum jelly. The goal is to displace the water mark with the oil. ******************************************************************************************* Put a little white toothpaste on a wet cloth and rub the stain gently until the spot disappears. Toothpaste contains marble powder, a mild abrasive that will help get rid of the stain. ******************************************************************************************* If the stain is still there, mix equal amounts of baking soda and toothpaste together to make a slightly stronger, yet still mild, abrasive and rub that mixture on the stain.

  • Linda Linda on Aug 26, 2016
    The toothpaste is not the gel type. Get the white paste toothpaste. Rub the stain with a soft cloth until it disappears.

  • L G L G on Aug 26, 2016
    Lay a dish cloth on the spot, turn iron on low heat, rub over spot few seconds at a time the heat will pull the moisture out. I did this a few weeks ago for my daughter!!!

  • V Nichols V Nichols on Aug 26, 2016
    One part apple cider vinegar, 2 parts vegetable oil. Rub it in, let it sit for an hour, then rub some more in and let sit. That should get rid of the stain. Works great

    • V Nichols V Nichols on Aug 26, 2016
      A white stain means it's only in the finish, and hasn't reached the wood yet. So, the oil will keep more water from penetrating the surface too.

  • Drbev Drbev on Aug 26, 2016
    The toothpaste trick is my standard answer. It's the finest abrasive you can get. After that if there is a difference in color in the wood use cigarette ashes mixed with olive oil (paste) and keep rubbing until you get the color match you want.

  • Deb Vogel Deb Vogel on Aug 27, 2016
    I will try these ideas in hopes it will work. Thank you all!