Caring For A Dining Table

I have always enjoyed entertaining. It is a great way to get together with friends and family and show them how much you care with a beautiful table setting and wonderful food. However, occasionally, when you entertain, a dish gets broken or a water ring or heat ring is left on your beautiful wood dining table. Don’t fret. Dishes are created to be used and breakage is just a part of life and . . . you can’t take it with you anyway. 🙂 The table is another matter. With the right supplies, you can fix that table right up.

I did that just recently with my dining table. After a dinner party, I noticed some heat marks and a few water rings. No problem, just got out my supplies and added a little elbow grease and took those marks right out of the wood. Here is how I did it.

Wood Care Supplies
These are the product I used.

I started with the Restore-A Finish product. You apply it with a cloth in the direction of the wood grain. For stubborn heat or water marks, you can use a fine grain steel wool (0000). When you are using steel wool, you will want to take your time and not rub too hard. The finish is thicker on some wood than on others. Work one section at a time and wipe the surface dry as you go. You can see the difference in this picture.

The section in the top half of the picture has already been treated.
The section in the top half of the picture has already been treated.

Once you have completed the application of the Restore-A-Finish, let it dry for at least 30 minutes and then apply the bees wax.

remove white ring
After the bees wax has been applied

Apply the bees wax sparingly and rub it in in the direction of the wood grain. Once you have applied the bees wax, let it sit for at least 30 minutes and then buff the table with a soft cloth.

Finished table!
Finished table!

Now, all you have to do is sparingly apply bees was occasionally and buff it for a beautiful finish that will last. This is such a rewarding project and the results are beautiful!

Of course, you can avoid getting the heat and water stains in the first place by using a table pad and table cloth, but in this case, I just didn’t have time to get that all together. I didn’t want that to keep me from entertaining my friends! And, I’m glad I did. The table still looks great and we had a great time!

Hope this helps you to enjoy your own dining table.

Metamorphosis Monday
Metamorphosis Monday with Between Naps on the Porch






3 responses to “Caring For A Dining Table”

  1. Kathy Avatar

    Where can these products be purchased besides online?
    I can sure use this treatment!

  2. Madonna/aka/Ms. Lemon Avatar

    Had to pin for future use. I credited your site.

  3. Mama Avatar

    very informative, the next time I need my table fixed i’ll call you…to come do it.
    Love Mama

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