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Expert's Corner — water ring

White Water Marks

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White Water Marks

Water marks on tabletops caused by sweaty glasses or sitting water can usually be removed, though not without some risk of damaging the finish. Professionals have access to an aerosol product called “blush remover” that restores the color to lacquer finishes. Blush remover doesn’t work well on shellac, water base or catalyzed finishes. If you use a blush remover, be sure to spray just a fine mist on the water ring. Don’t make the surface wet, and for sure, don’t touch the surface until it dries, which can take awhile. Other than using a blush remover, you can try coating...

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