How to fix Water Damage on a Coffee Table
Water damage can negatively affect the look and functionality of your coffee table, but it does not always mean it needs to be replaced. Rather, you can try to fix the damage with a few simple solutions.
Gather Your Supplies
Before you begin the process of fixing the water damage, it’s important that you assemble the necessary supplies. You will need:
- Soft Brush
- Paint brush
- Wood stain/sealer
Remove Excess Water
Once your supplies are gathered, the first step is to remove any excess water from the coffee table. Do this by blotting up the water with a soft cloth. Do not scrub the surface, as this can cause further damage.
Mix Vinegar and Water
After the excess water has been removed, mix together equal parts of white vinegar and water. Dip a soft brush into the mixture and gently scrub the affected area. This will help to remove any stains and odors due to water damage. Let the solution sit on the affected area for at least 10 minutes before rinsing it off with cold water.
Remove Stain with Paintbrush
If the water damage has left a visible mark or discoloration on the wood, try using a paint brush to remove it. Dip the brush into a small amount of wood stain or sealer and use it to gently scrub away the stain.
Reseal the Wood
Finally, make sure to reseal the wood to prevent further water damage. Use a thick layer of wood sealant to protect the coffee table from water damage in the future. Allow the sealant to dry completely before use.
Hopefully, with the help of these instructions, you can fix the water damage on your coffee table and restore it to its former glory!