This question was submitted by Patty.
“How can I remove a water stain from a pine dining room table?”
In some cases water stains do evaporate on their own so let the stain sit for a while.
Try these techniques:
If the pine furniture doesn’t have much of a finish on it then all you can do is lightly rub with some superfine fine steel wool (#0000) and use a paste wax along the grain to remove the stain.
You can also try cheesecloth slightly dampened with ammonia and wipe with the grain.
Be sure to apply furniture wax to the area you have worked on to protect it.
Always test a small area first before proceeding when using a chemical or technique you have not used before on the surface you are working on.