Remove any dirt or debris from the wood table with a soft cloth or feather duster.
Place 1 tbsp. toothpaste, not gel, onto the corner of a damp cloth.
Rub the toothpaste into the water mark in a circular motion.
Remove the toothpaste with a damp cloth.
Soda and Alcohol Marks
Dip a cotton swab into ammonia.
Work the ammonia into the stains. This will remove some of the stickiness that is associated with soda spills.
Wipe the ammonia away with a damp cloth.
Work paste wax into the area with your fingers or a piece of paper towel.
Wipe the wood piece clean with a damp cloth.
Cigarette Burn Marks
Combine 1-part boiled linseed oil and 1-part rottenstone, a type of powdered limestone used for polishing, in a small bowl.
Dip a cotton swab into the mixture and work it into the burn mark. Move in the direction of the wood's grain.
Rub the mixture away with a damp cloth.
Things You Will Need
- Feather duster
- 1 tbsp. toothpaste
- Cotton swabs
- Paste wax
- Boiled linseed oil
- Small bowl
- Offer family members and guests coasters for their drinks. This will prevent water marks from forming.