How To Remove Water Stains from Your Table

We had a gathering of friends for dinner.  Devon made delicious tomato soup.  But, when everyone left, there were about 6 of these water stains left behind.

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One of my friends recommended baking soda and vinegar, but that didn’t work.  So, I googled and saw that some people recommended removing the stains with a hot iron.  I was a little freaked, but I couldn’t leave these on my table.

It took a few tries to get the “iron out the water stain” method to work, but here’s what worked for me.

*Take a thin (I used an old t-shirt) cloth, fold it over (so there are two layers) and place it over the stain.

how to remove water stains

*Put the iron on high and gently rub the cloth starting at the outside of the stain and working your way to the inside.

how to remove water stains

For the stubborn stains, it took a bit more patience and ironing, but it worked.

how to remove water stains

how to remove water stains

What helpful “entertaining tips” have worked for you?  We’d love to hear.

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  1. Camille says:

    This will also work with melted wax on a carpet.

  2. Wow great tip! Thanks for sharing – I’m stashing this one away 🙂

  3. Oh, I am definitely trying this – our table looks terrible and nothing has worked!

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