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The Butter-Stain Hack That Doesn't Work And What You Can Do Instead
Advocates claim butter's fats moisturize wood, lifting unsightly water ring stains, but critics argue that its greasy residue and potential odor outweigh temporary improvements.
While butter may offer initial improvement, it has long-term risks — residue attracts dust and turns rancid. Applying it repeatedly can worsen stains and create further challenges.
For safer and more effective solutions, experts suggest specialized products like Guardsman Water Mark Remover or simple remedies such as baking soda toothpaste.
Before application, test any cleaning method in a small area to ensure no discoloration occurs. Prevention is the best defense against future stains, so use coasters and placemats.