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Removing Water Stains from Wood Furniture

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    LESLIE: Alright, Steve in Kansas, you’ve got The Money Pit. How can we help you today?

    STEVE: Our children, who are old enough to know better (Leslie chuckles), left a couple glasses on the table. I have water rings now on my oak table. And I was wondering which way is the best way to either cover it, get it brought up or something. It’s not a dining room table or anything. These are tables I made. They’re covered with polyurethane, stain as well as finish.
    LESLIE: Alright, Steve, this is what you should try. You want to get like a lint-free towel or cloth or t-shirt – white; it has to be completely, completely, completely white. And you want to take that towel or that t-shirt and you want that to be dry and then you want to take an iron and you want to put it on a hot setting without steam; no steam whatsoever. And then take that t-shirt or towel, put that over the ring and then iron over it very briefly with that hot iron – like for seconds. Then lift the cloth, check it out, do it again and again and again. It absolutely works.
    STEVE: Try to raise the grain just a little bit.
    LESLIE: Mm-hmm.
    STEVE: Yeah. OK, thank you.
    TOM: You’re very welcome. Thanks so much for calling us at 1-888-MONEY-PIT.

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