How to Remove Moisture Stains in Wood Veneer

Updated February 21, 2017

Water stains can completely ruin the look of wood veneer. This material can be very expensive, and it is also expensive to have a professional come and fix it for you. Instead of hiding the problem, try fixing it with materials you probably already have around the house.

Combine 1 tbsp toothpaste with 1 tbsp baking soda to form a thick, gritty paste.

Put the paste onto a clean cloth. Apply the mixture to the moisture stains on the veneer.

Work the cloth in a circular motion over the stain for 10 minutes to buff it out. Wipe the excess paste away with a clean paper towel.

Apply a wood polish directly to the affected area. Buff the polish in with another clean cloth. The stain will be gone.

Things You'll Need

  • White toothpaste (non-gel)
  • Baking soda
  • Clean cloth
  • Paper towel
  • Wood polish


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