Do you have a piece of furniture that has an unwanted white water ring? Have you tried to remove the ring yet with no success? Well, this scenario happened here a few days ago, and I’m here to share with you the best tip for removing white water rings on wood.
Here we go..
A few months ago, I found the most beautiful art deco buffet on FB Marketplace. Turns out it was one of the last pieces an estate sale was trying to sell. I had been looking for a buffet for years, and when I went to pick it up, I felt so fortunate because it was in pristine condition, just needed the brass handles to be polished and a good dusting.
Fast forward to a few days ago, we were washing and putting away the holiday dishes. We have these Santa mugs that I bought to serve mulled wine in (go figure), and after Sean washed them, he inadvertently only half dried them and placed them on the buffet so I could put them away.
You can see where this is going…..
So long story short, I picked up the first mug and there was this white water ring:
I choked. I picked up the next mug, and then the next, and both had rings but not quite as bad as the first one I picked up. My head was spinning. My heart was sinking. “Are you kidding me?!” I kept thinking to myself. I went straight to Sean and pretty much had a fit, going on and on about how we can’t ever have anything nice; how no one can take care of anything, blah blah blah.
But the guy went into action. He devoured google, looking for solutions. Over the course of a week or so, he did everything from spread mayonnaise on the water rings and let it sit for 24 hours, to even using a hair dryer on the low setting moving it back and forth over the white water rings. Each treatment did a little bit of good, removing some of the rings. But it was this last ingredient that did the job.
Here Is The Best Tip For Removing White Water Rings On Wood
Someone suggested using a hairdryer on the low setting, moving it slowly back and forth over the water marks (recommended about 20 minutes), AND THEN rubbing Murphy’s Oil over the top.
I’m telling you, it was like magic. He used a soft cloth and rubbed the Murphy’s Oil in a circular motion over each stain. At first, I was a little skeptical, wondering if once the oil dries, would the stains return.
THEY DID NOT!
The surface was back to looking amazing, like no water marks were even there.
So, I’m here to eat crow. Sean removed those watermarks. My spewing about not being able to have nice things was totally unjust. But in my defense, I was a little PO’d. But hey, problem solved, and an AWESOME quick tip came from it, along with a like-new buffet.
This really is the best tip for removing white water rings on wood! Follow this tip and it’ll save you from eating a lot of crow.