Several months ago my husband put something wet down on our wood dining table and it left water marks. Not rings but these weird smudgy looking marks:
No matter how much I wiped the table they wouldn't come off. It has been driving me CRAZY looking at it. Instead of looking into how to fix it, I have just been secretly shopping for a new dining room table. Problem solved, right? Well, not when my husband said that we are NOT buying a new table right now. So, I had to look into a more cost efficient option.
I'm embarrassed that the table has been looking like this for months (thank goodness for my cute ikat tablecloth). But, I'm even more embarrassed that I read about this tip well over a month ago and it has taken me this long to try it. That said, the good news is IT WORKED!
All you do is take a hot iron and a damp towel and iron over the stained part of the wood. Like magic, the stain is removed:
I'm so happy that it worked (but kicking myself at how long it took me to try this!).