Water damaged furniture, especially wood furniture, can be difficult for the do-it yourselfer to repair. Although most finishes will protect your wood furniture surfaces, it can still be damaged by water. Water damage can be white spots, stains, or other discolorations. It can also appear as warping, cracking, or swelling. Here are a few suggestions that should NOT be attempted by the do-it yourself person.
2. Cigarette Ashes: a folklore remedy. Cigarette ash is abrasive and the idea is to “polish’ away the spot. You may remove the spot while causing more damage to the surrounding finish.
3. Avoid Direct Heat: never use a heat gun or a hair dryer in an attempt to dry wooden furniture. Also don’t place the furniture near a heat source, such as an electric or gas portable heater.