- Home Cleaning
Good Friday morning, Moppers. We hope you all had an amazing week despite how cold it’s been. We’ve been keeping warm by doing lots of cleaning, and by thinking about the weekend of course…and it’s only a few short hours away, so yay!
Last night we had some friends over, which meant lots of good food and drinks. We talked late into the evening, and while it was a whole lot of fun, this morning we woke up to something that isn’t fun at all: water marks on our wood furniture. Silly us for not putting out coasters, right?
This is the time of year when things like that can happen, though. People coming, people going, and drinks being served. Those water spots are unavoidable, really, because someone somewhere is going to forget to use a coaster.
Thankfully for you and I, we know a few methods that will take care of those water marks in a jiffy, so your wood furniture can continue looking its best all throughout the holiday season, and beyond!
Baking soda seems to be a all-purpose fix for mostly anything, right? Well, water marks on your wood are no exception. Simply combine 1 tablespoon of baking soda, with 1 teaspoon of water, and mix it all together to form a paste. Then gently rub it in a circular motion over those unsightly water marks on your wood until they disappear. Remember not to use too much water in your paste, because that would kind of defeat the purpose.
If you’re out of baking soda, you can utilize salt in much the same way to get rid of the water marks left behind by sweating glasses on your wood. Combine 1 teaspoon of salt with a few drops of water, and stir it to make a little paste. Rub that paste over the water marks using a sponge or soft cloth until they’ve completely disappeared.
This method takes a little longer, but the results are worth it if you don’t have time to make a paste, and sit there and rub those water marks away. Simply spread some petroleum jelly over the ugly spots on your wood furniture, and let it sit for about 8 hours. When finished, simply rub the jelly away, and take those water marks with it!
Not only does toothpaste clean our teeth, but it can also take care of those water marks. All you have to do is gently rub some non-gel toothpaste over the water marks using a soft, dry cloth, then wipe it away with another clean, damp cloth, and let it dry. Voila! Bye bye water marks.
Vinegar and oil aren’t just for salads. In this case they can do wonders for your wood. Mix equal parts olive oil and vinegar, then apply it to those ugly water marks using a soft cloth, going with the wood grain. Then, use another clean, soft cloth to shine everything up, and say goodbye to those water marks forever.
This one is a last resort, but it works great! Just grab some car wax, and rub it around the water rings left behind by those glasses, moving in a circular motion with your finger. Let the car wax dry, and then buff the wood with a clean, soft cloth.
There you have it, six easy ways to get rid of those water marks left behind by those who forgot to use a coaster on your beautiful wood furniture. Of course once you use the above methods to remove those rings, you’ll want to apply a bit of furniture polish to make sure everything shines like new again.
So the next time you see someone place their glass on your coffee table, don’t sweat it, because now you’re armed with all the tricks you’ll ever need to get rid of those water marks once and for all.
That’s it for today, Moppers. Enjoy your weekend, and we’ll chat with you all again next week. Until then, stay safe, and stay clean!