How To Remove Spots on Wood with Toothpaste...and It Can Be Good as NEW!

It's so tragic when something happens to your expensive wood furniture, and you may panic that it's ruined for good. Here's a great tutorial on how to remove spots from wood with toothpaste to it look as good as new. Wood is one of our favorite building materials. You can make all kinds of items from wood including our furniture, floors, cabinets and the very houses we live in. The type of wood furnishings you have in your home depends on a couple of things. Usually, it's the look of the wood that people base their decision on or the price of the wood or wood product. Woods like oak or birch are some of the more affordable types of wood to have furniture made out of, and a wood like Mahogany is up there with some of the most expensive species of wood because of its rarity. A good way to keep costs low and to get the look you want is to use a stain on a lighter, more affordable type of wood. There are all sorts of different colors of stains available through your local hardware store ranging from reddish tones, orange tones, and even grey tones. Applying layers of stain will get you the color you want, and you can even test out the stain on a scrap piece of wood before you apply it to your main piece.

One of the most common things to happen to wood that has been sealed with a varnish is that it tends to turn white when it's exposed to heat or too much moisture. What happens is, the moisture from the heat or the water gets trapped under the varnish or clear coat on the wood which creates a clouded effect to show up. Most likely it's because the varnish is an oil based product rather than a water based product. The stains are usually treatable with cleaning tips and tricks like this one, but if the piece of wood furniture or cabinetry is exposed to water or heat too much, the wood can become permanently damaged. To prevent these white stains, you can learn how to clean wood kitchen cabinets and wood furniture the proper way with only the safest cleaners. You can make your own DIY natural cleaner by mixing up 1/2 a cup of white vinegar, 1/4 cup olive oil and one tablespoon of fresh squeezed lemon juice. Mix it all up in a spray bottle and be sure to test an inconspicuous spot on the wood piece before you clean the entire area. You can also find special wood cleaners at your local supermarket or hardware store.

But how do you clean wood kitchen cabinets or wood furniture with those nasty white rings on them? Well, all you need is some normal toothpaste, which is something we all have at least one tube of at home. Be sure to use white toothpaste and not the gel type for the best results. You can even use all natural toothpaste like Tom's. Simply take a good dollop of the paste and smear it on the white spot on the piece of wood furniture and rub it on in a circular motion. What's happening is you're finely sanding off the imperfection. Then, once you've removed the white stain, simply polish the spot with some furniture oil. The one used in this cleaning tip for how to remove spots from wood consists of beeswax and some sunflower oil. There's even a recipe through the Hometalk website. Try this and many more amazing cleaning tips and tricks from Hometalk.***

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