You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

Business

handyman on call

Getting rid of water marks on furniture

Q. I am trying to preserve a 25-year-old hardwood toddler table and chairs. It’s in pretty good shape, but the legs of the table were in some standing water and now retain a jagged-edged water-line an inch or two from the bottom. I sanded the jagged lines, but realize the impact is not superficial and sanding doesn’t do the trick. Can you suggest a solution? Online suggested oxalic acid, but I am not sure where to even find it, assuming it is the right solution.

MS. MICHAEL HUBNER Ms. MICHAEL HUBNER

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week