I don’t know if this has ever happened to you, or will ever happen to you… But water damage on wood can turn white and discolored and leave an ugly spot. Like sometimes when you set down a glass of water on a wood surface, it leaves a white ring?
The same sort of thing happened to me on a much larger scale. My darling husband put a towel on my coffee table, and ironed his shirt! When I picked the towel up, I saw huge white spots all over my table!
I thought it was ruined! I was so angry, and also sad. I called my dad to see what he would recommend (he is a genius) and he told me to look online. He said it could be one of two things: water damage which can turn white like what I described and for which there are home remedies, or heat damage and I would probably have to redo the whole thing.
I frantically searched the internet for anything. Most of the suggestions weren’t things I owned off-hand, but I did have toothpaste! (non-gel) The website explained that if massaged lightly onto the surface, it would open up the finish and release the water that was trapped there?
Sounded weird to me, but why not? What could it hurt?
I took the only non-gel toothpaste I had, and a wet rag and gently rubbed in small circles where my coffee table was discolored. I wasn’t sure it would work, but I was hoping! It didn’t take very long at all, maybe two minutes on each spot. It was a miracle!
Just like new! No white spots!
Your husband probably won’t use your nice wood as an ironing board. But it is possible that someone might leave a water ring or two, and toothpaste works like a charm!
I just had to share! Have a great day!