Have you ever tried to remove water stains?

How to remove water stains from wood furniture - with toothpaste!

It's always seemed so futile, chasing that little ring around. Until now! I've finally found an easy little secret to buff these things on out.

How to remove water stains from wood furniture - with toothpaste!

This table was a much-loved hand-me-down that we recently stuck in our laundry room as a spare space to fold our clothes. It's a cute little hutch, but the top was badly damaged after years of people setting their drinks down on its unfinished top. We figured it was time to relegate it to a less-seen space…until someone told us that it IS possible to remove water stains from furniture.

How to remove water stains from wood furniture - with toothpaste!

The key? White toothpaste. Don't bother with any gel stuff. We work with Tom's of Maine as an ongoing sponsor, and the naturally-sourced silica in their traditional toothpastes is just the ticket you need to gently buff the water mark out of the top layer of the wood.

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How to remove water stains from wood furniture - with toothpaste!

Just as the silica granules gently smooth the surface of your teeth, they deftly remove that water stain! Simply spread a little onto the surface of the stain and rub it around with a rag in tiny circular motions until those non-coaster-using guests are nothing more than a vague memory.

How to remove water stains from wood furniture - with toothpaste!

Extra bonus? It'll leave your surface minty-fresh, just like your breath. Tom's of Maine is the toothpaste I grew up with, and as I'm now expecting my fourth (!!!) child, it's more important to me than ever to stick with natural products that I know are safe for me and my family. The more I investigate the items in my household, the more it seems my mom was on to something with her picks in my youth! I've joined Tom's of Maine this year in their “Goodness Circle” influencer circle, giving me the opportunity to share the brand's latest-and-greatest with our readers…along with super-helpful little hacks like this.

How to remove water stains from wood furniture - with toothpaste!

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How to remove water stains from wood furniture - with toothpaste!