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This Common Cooking Ingredient Can Remove Water Rings

Two glasses of water sit next to a water ring on a wooden table.
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Let’s be honest, we don’t always grab a coaster before setting our drink on the table, and that’s how you end up with water rings on your furniture. Fortunately, there’s a simple solution right in your kitchen.

Turns out, olive oil can remove those pesky water rings on your wooden furniture.

All you have to do is apply a small amount of olive oil to the stain, and then buff it with a dry cloth. Afterward, you’ll also likely want to clean the space to remove any residue, but that stain will be gone!

If, however, it’s stubborn, another option is to combine olive oil with vinegar. Create a 1:1 mixture, and then wipe in the direction of the wood grain. During this process, the vinegar will help remove the stain, while the olive oil will act as a polish.

Don’t have any olive oil? Another kitchen staple could work. If you’ve got some extra time and some mayonnaise in your fridge, this condiment is another solution. For this trick, though, you’ll need to let the mayo sit for a few hours or overnight with a paper towel over the top. Then, just wipe away and polish with vinegar.

Of course, you can avoid all of those pesky stains in the first place by investing in and using a set of coasters.

[Via The Spruce]

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