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How to Remove Wood Stains the Natural Way

3/1/2017 7:32 PM Comments Posted By Floralyn Teodoro
Stains like white water rings, dried nail polish spills, permanent marker stains, and scratches on your wooden furniture can be unsightly. But, you can easily eliminate them with the use of natural ingredients.

A wooden furniture, although beautiful, can take more care and effort to maintain. With the unexpected incidents at home, the beauty of your wooden furniture can be stained and tarnished.

But with the use of natural items and ingredients you can find available in the comforts of your home, you can take better care of your wooden furniture – the natural way. With that, here are the most common wood furniture stains and tips on how to eliminate these stubborn stains using only natural ingredients.

Water Stains

If you’re the type of person who always forgets to use a coaster, you’re probably faced with the dilemma of water rings or water stains, especially on your wooden tables. But, you don’t have to worry, they’re easy to remove.

There are numerous ways to remove the white water rings, caused by sweating glasses and hot mugs, from your wooden furniture.

To remove white water rings and stains, you can use baking soda and water, petroleum jelly, salt and water paste, non-gel toothpaste, vinegar and olive oil, or car wax. Of these household items, check what’s available in your home. Use your preferred solution and gently rub it on the unsightly white water rings using a soft cloth.

Nail Polish

Nail polish spills on your wooden stool after you do your nails can be one of the hardest stains to remove especially on wooden surfaces. Removal of nail polish spills and stains on wood may require a quite tedious process.

In dealing with nail polish spills, most experts will recommend professional help. However, you can also try removing it yourself.

Use a plastic putty knife to gently scrape the dried nail polish spill from the surface. However, if the spill won’t come off easily, dampen a cloth with hot water and place it over the spill before proceeding with the putty knife. Make sure to only use a plastic putty knife to avoid scratching and damaging your wooden surface.

Permanent Marker

With curious little kids around the home, permanent marker stains will be unavoidable. Kids will always see every surface in your home – walls, furniture, floors, beddings, countertops, mirrors, etc. – as a canvas for their “art.”

Fortunately, permanent marker stains don’t seem to be permanent and can be removed easily especially on wooden surfaces.

To remove permanent marker stains from wood, you will only need a regular toothpaste and a soft damp rag. Apply the toothpaste generously on the stained area and gently rub with the soft damp rag. Rub the toothpaste continuously until you see no visible marks of the marker stains. Wipe off toothpaste when finished.


When you get home and get too excited to toss your keys in your table or drawers, you’re blindly leaving scratch marks on your beloved furniture. More so, having pets and little kids also cause scratches on your wooden furniture.

The use of fresh nuts in concealing the unsightly scratch marks on your wooden furniture may seem to be “nuts,” but truly effective.

The natural oils in fresh walnuts and Brazil nuts help darken wooden surfaces and hide unsightly scratches. To start, crack a fresh nut open and rub its meat over the scratches. However, you must only scratch in the direction of the wood grain. Repeat the process until all the scratches are hidden. Then, buff with a gentle cloth.

From now on, you won’t have to worry about the stains on your wooden furniture. Try out the above tips and remove wooden furniture stains the natural way!

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