If you have an antique occasional table, then you may find that it is vulnerable to staining from hot beverages, and other kinds of water damage. Prevention is the better part of cure for this kind of damage but if it has happened, then you may be unsure how to repair your occasional table without damaging the antique wood.
Tip 1 - Removing White Stains
White stains from water is the most common problem which happens to occasional tables. People often forget that cold water can also harm wood, and so they are more careless than with coffees or hot drinks. There are a number of ways in which you can remove these stains.
Tip 2 - Use an Iron
Take a lint-free cloth, and place it over the table. Use a hot iron on the surface of the cloth for a few seconds, and then lift the cloth. Repeat this until the stain is gone.
Tip 3 - Use a Hairdryer
Another method of taking stains off of old occasional tables is to use a hairdryer. With a piece of paper or cardboard, hold the hairdryer over the surface of the paper for a few minutes. You should then repeat this with the paper removed, buffing the table with a cloth.