Old table with white stains-before and after images

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  1. This worked great! Thank you very much! I’ve never heard of this technique, but you’ve saved me from having to look at the tables stains that have been bothering me for so long.

    1. YAY!! I’m so glad you tried it and that it worked for you, too.
      Thank you for letting me know. I really appreciate it!

  2. This worked wonderfully!! Thank you so much for sharing! I went around my house to a few tables and used this trick!

  3. Michelle Tibbs says:

    Your tip made my day! Three years ago I left white marks all over my Crate and Barrel 8 foot long table when I served a quick meal on paper plates.🤦‍♀️. I tried lots of other tips with no luck. Your trick worked like a charm. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    1. Thank you SO MUCH for letting me know! I love to hear when it works for someone else too. It makes you feel as if your table was almost brand new.

  4. Yvonne Williams says:

    I used the method of ironing with a cotton cloth. It seemed like it went away but a few minutes later the stain returned. Am I doing something wrong?

    1. Since I can’t see how you are doing the process, I would guess you need to spend more time ironing. Either doing more passes or taking a little longer on the ironing time. When you think the stain is gone, do one or two more passes.

  5. Thank you so much for this post. It saved my newer Hightower bar from two water marks. It was under 15 minutes and an iron and white cloth..it’s like new again. 100% worked!

    1. YAY!!! So happy to hear. Thanks for letting me know.

  6. Worked a treat, thanks!

  7. Spring Galmon says:

    That was AMAZING! Over the holidays my table was messed up and I’ve tried soo many things with to no avail. It the ironing worked!!!!

    1. Happy Dance!!! Thanks for letting me know if worked for you.

  8. You totally saved my dresser! Thanks so much!! It was laminate not even real wood, and this method worked like a charm 🙂

    1. I’m SO happy to hear it worked for you – and on laminate!! Awesome!

  9. Thank you so.much! My husband put a hot plate on my new dining table this morning. I tried it and it worked! Thank you!

    1. YAY! So glad it worked for you. I have a feeling he won’t be doing that again, lol!

  10. Thank you so much for this! My hutch dresser had horrendous white stains from where we kept the pump hand santiser during the pandemic. I assumed it was ruined but now it’s almost back to the way it way it used to be.

    There is just one small patch where it’s almost gone and I can’t get it any better. But that’s probably because the varnish has dried out in that spot due to the santiser. I polished it with furniture oil and it’s looking pretty darn good.

  11. Thank you for this post. We’re staying at an air bnb that has a washer but no dryer. After running out of places to hang dry our clothes, we put a T-shirt on the wood dining room table. We went out for a bit and came home to find a large square white stain in the table. It seemed to come out after scrubbing with a sponge, but then it came back. This worked and you saved us!

    1. YAY!! So happy to hear it worked for you. Thanks for letting me know. I love to hear these stories!

  12. THANK YOU!!! You saved my table! I am so glad I found this and so grateful you posted this! I was so upset about ruining my table. This totally worked!! Thank you so much!!

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