How to get water marks out of wood — our verdict after testing six methods

water marks on wood
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If you are desperately puzzling over how to get water marks out of wood you can breathe a sigh of relief — we've been busy testing all the methods touted as producing the best results so that you don't have to. 

Just as with mould removal, there are several methods often recommended for getting water stains out of wood, some of which, rather conveniently, require nothing more fancy than a few pantry stables, others of which use specialist cleaning products. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.