This tip comes courtesy of Brenda, who asked us on Facebook: “How do you get white stains off a wood kitchen table?” That’s a great question. A white ring on your wood furniture is a water stain from a warm bowl, plate or pot, or from condensation off a beverage glass. It looks like your table is ruined, but it should be OK. Here’s our favorite fix for a water stain: Mix plain white toothpaste with an equal amount of baking soda (usually a half-teaspoon of each will work), then massage the mixture into the problem area. Wipe the paste away and buff dry. If the area seems a little dull, rub with furniture polish or even a little olive oil, if you want to go completely homemade.

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