Mayonnaise on your wood

I had a table that was covered in white water stains from an unfortunate move during a rain storm. This first pic is not my table (I forgot to take a "before" shot) but the marks looked the same. The white spots covered the top and looked like a film of milk.

I threw a table cloth over until I could get to the store for some refinisher - which is expensive and on the toxic side.

But, in the meantime, I read in Woman's World a neat little trick using mayonnaise and toothpaste to rub out the water marks.

Guess what! It really works! I used one of those sponges with the smooth side and a rough side. I used the rough side to work in the mayonnaise and the spots started to disappear almost immediately. I didn't need the toothpaste, since I used the rough sponge side. Look at the results and see for yourself..... Love those home remedies!


Lori E said...

I always wondered if someone was snickering away somewhere going "ha, ha, and then I told them to put mayonnaise on their wood, ha, ha".
But it really works eh? Or are you that person chuckling to yourself now?

Life on an artistic shoestring said...

Yep, Lori, you found me out. It all started when I was a youngster, making prank phone calls about Prince William in the can. Then it progressed to bigger and bigger pranks until I just can't help myself -- I crave getting unsuspecting victims to smear mayo on their wooden treasures! Bwa-ha-ha! My fiendish plan would have worked, too, if you weren't so quick to call me on it...... Look! A rainbow! (exit - stage right!) ;-)

Lori E said...

Oooh a rainbow....hey wait a minute. Doh.