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How to Remove Water Stains From Cedar

    Remove Water Stains With Heat

    • 1). Place a dry, lint-free cloth over the stain.

    • 2). Set an iron, turned to high dry heat, on top of the cloth, for five seconds. Allowing the iron to remain on the table for longer could burn your table.

    • 3). Lift the cloth and check the status of the stain.

    • 4). Repeat this process until you remove all of the water stains and the white rings are gone.

    Remove Water Stains With Oxalic Acid

    • 1). Mix 2 tbsp. of oxalic acid in 1 quart of hot water. Stir it until it dissolves.

    • 2). Paint the mixture onto the water stains that sit on your cedar. Allow it to dry, and the stain will begin to lighten.

    • 3). Apply another coat, which you may need to do three or four times, until the stain disappears. Make sure you allow time for the cedar to dry between coats.

    • 4). Mix 2 tbsp. of borax in 1 quart of hot water to create a mixture that will neutralize the oxalic acid mixture.

    • 5). Wet a rag in this mixture. Wipe it on the stained cedar. Allow it to dry.

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