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How to Remove Stains from Wood Furniture

Make your wood furniture look like new again by getting out rings and spots.


  • Step 1: Clean stains immediately Blot spills immediately with a clean, white cloth, and then clean the spot as quickly as you can. The more time that elapses, the more difficult it will be to remove stains.
  • Step 2: Tackle white marks To remove white marks on wood, like the rings left by a hot mug or a wet glass, make a paste of equal parts baking soda and white toothpaste (not gel).
  • Step 3: Rub it in Gently rub it into the stain with a sponge or cloth, using a circular motion, until the stain disappears.
  • Step 4: Wipe and buff Wipe the surface with a clean, damp cloth before buffing with a clean, dry cloth.
  • Step 5: Take out dark spots If water damage has left dark spots on wood, try dabbing gently at the stain with a clean, white cloth soaked in vinegar. Or brush hydrogen peroxide on the stain with a clean toothbrush once a day for a week.
  • Step 6: Remove dog spit Try removing dog saliva stains from hardwood floors by spraying window cleaner on them and wiping clean.
  • FACT: Moving furniture in order to clean is the third most dreaded cleaning activity of American adults, after washing windows and shampooing carpets, according to a survey.

You Will Need

  • Clean
  • white cloths
  • Baking soda
  • Plain white toothpaste
  • White sponges or cloths
  • White vinegar
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • A clean toothbrush
  • Window cleaner

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