How do you get watermarks off rough surface wood?

  7 answers
  • If its possible you can sand off the water marks and stain the wood. Or trying painting the item a different color.

  • William William on May 18, 2017
    White toothpaste (not gel), a damp cloth, and toothbrush. Put a dab of toothpaste on the cloth and rub the water marks. Use a damp toothbrush in the rough areas.

  • Charlotte Charlotte on May 23, 2017
    Apply a generous amount of butter and let it sit for 24 hours. Remove with cloth or paper towel. This works for water rings on stained wood - not sure it will work on "rough" wood.

  • Kathy Kathy on May 25, 2017
    Try the steel wool first then use an oil for wood.

  • Rick Rick on May 25, 2017

  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Dec 01, 2020

    Hi Rick, apply a dab of mayonnaise with a soft cloth and rub it into the grooves with a toothbrush. Leave it on for an hour or two (or even overnight) and wipe and buff with a soft, clean cloth until. If the watermark is quite deep, dip a rag into a mild solvent such as mineral spirits or odorless paint thinners. Squeeze the excess out and then rub gently until the stain is gone. Best of luck