Allow the stained area to dry completely if you're working with a new water spill.
Apply a large scoop of mayonnaise to one of your cloths. Use the cloth to rub the mayonnaise into the water stains. Let sit for several hours or overnight.
Wipe away the excess mayonnaise. If some mayo remains on the wood, rub it into the wood. Wipe with a clean cloth.
Inspect the table to make certain all of the water stains are gone. If they are still visible, allow the stained area to dry and repeat the mayonnaise application and removal.
Apply a water-repellent furniture polish according to the instructions on the label to prevent further water damage to your coffee table.
Things You Will Need
- Clean cloths
- Water-repellent furniture polish
- If the water has penetrated deep into the wood and has left a bubbling beneath the surface, you will need to strip the finish on the table and refinish it once it has dried.