Tips for Removal: Water Stain on Furniture Tips for Removal: Water Stain on Furniture

What You'll Need
Clean sponge
Clean cloth
Fabric soap
White vinegar
Steam iron
Rubbing alcohol
A little cigarette ash
Vegetable or linseed oil
Hard furniture wax
Leather shoe polish

Being able to undertake removal water stain is essential if you want to keep your furniture looking its best. By following a few steps, you will find it is a task that you can undertake without need for a professional. 

Step 1 – Wood

Though wooden furniture is often lacquered, it can still suffer marks which require removal water stain. You may have noticed white ring marks that have been left by a glass but which cannot be removed with furniture polish and a little elbow grease. This type of stain requires a more abrasive cleaner. Begin by applying a small amount of rubbing alcohol to a cloth and rub at the surface of the wood while regularly checking the status of it. Once it has disappeared, wipe the surface with a clean cloth before buffing it with some hard furniture wax.

In the event that this process fails to remove the water stain, use a paste made from a mixture of cigarette ash and oil. Rub this mixture into the surface, working with the grain of the wood before wiping it away with a cloth and finishing off with some wax.

Step 2 – Leather

Removal water stain is necessary when it comes to leather as a white ring can often be left when leather comes into contact with water. Lightly dampen a clean sponge with water, making sure that it is not soaking so that you do not wet the leather more than necessary. Gently rub at the ring left by the water, starting at the middle of the spot and gradually working your way outward. Leave this to air dry before applying a small amount of leather show polish to the area and buffing it in accordance with the instructions.       

Step 3 – Fabric

The method of removal water stain when dealing with fabric furniture depends on the location of the stain and how easy it is to manipulate the furniture. For example, some water stains can be ironed out. Where the water stain is on a sofa cushion, remove the cover and lightly dampen the stain with a wet cloth before ironing the reverse of the fabric on a low heat. Alternatively, rub the stain with a small amount of white vinegar before rinsing it with clean water and leaving it to air dry.

For fabric furniture that has to remain in place, use an iron to steam the stain before laying a towel on the surface and pressing firmly to soak up the water. Alternatively, dampen the stained area with water and apply a little fabric soap before rubbing it into the surface. Rinse with some clean water before covering the area with a towel and pressing it firmly at different points to soak up the excess water. Leave it to air dry.

Step 4 – Metal  

Wipe the surface with a small amount of white vinegar until the removal water stain is complete, follow this by wiping with a clean dry cloth.

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