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.