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DIY – How to Get Rid of Wood Stains Easily

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bb woodWe all have those moments when we’re trying to get rid of stains on wood. They may seem like they’re never going to go away, but there are actually a number of techniques that you can try in order to make sure that you get everything that you need in a way that is simple and that is going to meet your needs. On top of that, many of the methods that we talk about here are affordable – you shouldn’t have to break the bank in order to make sure that your wood looks as good as it possibly can.

Sometimes, you can get stains from chinking the wood that you have on your home. In those cases, you want to try and scrub with a little bit of baking soda and water mixed into a paste. Then, you have the opportunity to be able to get those stains to go away quickly, and you really didn’t have to spend a lot of extra money. This also works really well if you’re looking to get rid of issues like coaster stains on wooden tables and/or other problems that can come up with wooden furniture.

Another great combination is a mix of vinegar and olive oil (1 to 1 mixture). This mixture is incredibly acidic, so while it may also take away some of the staining on the wood if you’re not careful, it can be incredibly effective when you’re looking to get the stains to go away that just don’t seem to be going anywhere. Only use a small amount on the area that is stained and you will find that it practically eats away at the stain, leaving the spot just as it was before it occurred.

If you’re still dealing with stains, you can also attempt to do some work with car wax. This may sound odd, but since car wax is meant to help eliminate stains from your car, it can also do some work on wood. This is especially true with log cabins, which may have larger spaces that have water damage or other types of damage. The car wax is easy to access and easy to apply, so with a little bit of elbow grease and time, you can get those spots to go away and your wood furniture or walls will look as good as they did when you first installed them in your current dwelling place.

There are other remedies that you can use at home as well, including toothpaste, salt, and more. No matter what you decide to try in order to get rid of your problem wood stains, you will definitely want to check these out first. If you don’t see much of a difference or you think the stain is too big to deal with, contact a professional and they can help you decide as to what the best thing may be for you to do or take care of.

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