If you like it put a ring on it…unless it’s a water ring on a wooden table. We all know how ugly water stains look on wooden tables, and the worst part is, they’re a pain to remove! But thankfully, with this nifty trick, you’ll probably be able to remove those pesky water rings more easily than some of the rings you put on the people things you like.

Want to get rid of the water stains on your wooden surface? Read on!

If you have kids at home, or fancy having guests over, you’ll probably encounter water rings on your wooden table at some point. Some people just can’t bring themselves to use coasters, can they?

A quick search online will probably give you dozens of tried-and-tested methods of removing water rings. Many of these methods suggest removing water rings by applying something such as toothpaste, vinegar, a paste of baking soda and water, car wax, or even mayonnaise, to get rid of the stain. We’re sure you Internet savvy people have seen many of these life hacks, but if you’re worried about getting a new stain from the stuff suggested, give this simple method a try. All you need is a hair dryer!

▼ The Ring, terrifying wooden table owners since forever.


Simply set the dryer on high heat and direct it at the water stain. Depending on the size of the stain, it might take some time to completely dry out the area, but the stain should disappear eventually.

▼ It took the Homemade Mamas approximately 20 minutes to remove this water ring.


▼ Gone with the wind!


After the stain has successfully been banished, apply a thin layer of your regular wood wax polish (if you don’t use one, a bit of olive oil should do the trick) to the surface, buffing it to restore its lustre.

We’re not sure if this method would work for water stains that have been there for extended periods of time, but it’s probably worth a shot! Let us know if it worked for you!

Source/images: Homemade Mamas via Zhaizhai News