Water stains on wood

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Old 08-08-12, 10:25 AM
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Water stains on wood

I have a dark wood dinning room table that has gotten a few water stains over it the past year from drinks. I am very disappointed that this happened. Especially when I have coasters out for everyone to use I have heard a crazy wive's tale that mayonnaise works somehow. Any tips?
 
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Old 08-08-12, 10:48 AM
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The best results seen here recently were with silver polish.

I'll see if I can find any of the threads and post a link back.
 
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Old 08-08-12, 10:51 AM
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OK, looks like this was heat damage, not water marks:
http://www.doityourself.com/forum/fu...ood-table.html
 
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Old 08-08-12, 11:19 AM
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I think it's ashes mixed with mayo or olive oil.
Scroll down to the bottom of this page and there will be some links there to check out.
 
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Old 08-13-12, 01:47 PM
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Someone even mentioned mayo with ciggarette ashes. So interesting. I would love to know the stories behind who thought of these ideas when they originated....I did scroll down and found some good answers. Thanks.
 
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I hear you - I'm always curious about how people came up with these ideas and also about the stuff they tried first which did not work.
 
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Old 08-25-12, 07:42 PM
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Yeah Mitch, it just blows my mind! It's pretty funny if you ask me. But back to the topic, I ended up just staining the wood, and it seemed to work with a few other touches.
 
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