My sister gave me her rather lovely coffee table that I have admired for many years, last weekend.
It has a couple of very faint fade marks on the the top, so I decided to search the net to see if there were any quick fixes for it.
I didn't have much joy on that, but I did discover a remedy for water marks on wooden furniture.
I thought I'd give it try on my mahogany & brass TV cabinet, which I love, but it is old and a bit shabby these days, especially since I unwittingly spilled water on the top while watering the plant that stood on top. It was sometime later when I noticed the large white mark on the surface. The water mark has been there for many years, so I very much doubted this remedy would work. I figured I would give it try and see what happened.
So out came the mayonnaise, (yes I did say MAYONNAISE) one large dollop of mayo on the stain and gave it a good rub with my fingers. Then I left the mayo to sit. About ten minutes later I took a large cotton cloth and wiped away the remaining mayo, then buffed over the area until most of the stain was no longer visible. I repeated the process on the remaining stain. After the second application the stain had completely vanished.
Unfortunately, I didn't think about taking photo's before I trying this on the cabinet, so I couldn't prove this actually worked.
Then I remembered,. I've
had this wooden canteen for cutlery for many years.
Again with watermarks on the surface, but I've learnt to live with it by standing a large clock over the marks to hide them.
So this time I got my camera out along with the mayo and tried the process again.
As you can see the water marks have disappeared. Even the scratches are greatly reduced.
I know this post isn't a normal Kimber Kreations post but I was so impressed and thought this tip was just too good and had to be shared.