Yes, you can stain the table legs and choose wisely the shade/color of stain to match the rest of it. You did not mention what color the legs are presently, but you can mix stains to accomplish an exact tone if you know how to get an exact match. For example, if the legs are oak; is it red oak, ranch oak, light oak? By adding pecan stain to the oak, it will help to create the shade desired if it's oak stained. Walnut, Mahogany, Chestnut, or Cherry stain will also help touch up darker wood stain and mix a small amount and spread it over bare scrap wood to get the desired coloring. AdAdd light stain to dark stain if you need to lighten it up a bit. Mixing various stains together keep in mind to stay with the same brand name. If you could post a picture of the table legs, I could help you better. I've mixed stains to touch up cabinet doors, trim, and end table tops. Turned out very nice and matched up well, but then I had some art classes and learned how to look at colors and see other colors in them, so it makes the staining job easy.
How to Remove Water Stains from Wood Furniture
Stains and marks made by liquid or steam are usually white or light-colored. That means that they haven’t penetrated much more deeply than through the waxed or polished surface. When the stain is dark, however, it indicates that the liquid has penetrated through the finish on the wood and possibly through to the wood itself. If this is the case, you have more of a fix on your hands.
Set your steam iron to the setting just below cotton and allow it to come up to temperature. Typically, the lights on your iron stop flashing when it is at temperature, but to be sure, check the iron operation manual. If your iron does not produce a continuous stream of steam, familiarize yourself with the steam burst feature and practice with the burst until you can produce a fairly continuous steam. Make sure the water reservoir is full when you start the ring removal; this process uses a lot of steam.
If the damage has already been done, and you now have to figure how to remove water stains from wood, don’t be discouraged—many have been there before you and successfully eliminated—or at least made significantly less visible—the unsightly marks that moisture can leave in its wake. In fact, for anyone researching the issue, it can be difficult to know where to start, not because there isn’t enough advice available, but because there’s so much. How do you know which of the many repair methods are most reliable? What follows are details on the three approaches that we and others have found to be the most effective. You may need to work through a bit of trial and error before discovering the trick that works in your case. Be patient, and good luck!
Quick Fix for Water Damaged Wood Dining Room Tables
If you have kids, I think I’d be safe to say you have some damage done to your wood dining room table. Not only are their dings all over the top of my table from the kids banging their utensils on it, but there is also a lot of damage from water spills that didn’t get cleaned up until I saw them. I had so much damage to my table that I was ready to either get rid of it, or completely sand it down and re-finish it. I didn’t want to put all that effort into it right now, so I was searching for a quick fix to get it looking better. There was such a contrast between the finished and unfinished part of my table, that it was looking REALLY BAD. Just see for yourself . . .
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The old adage "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" is golden when it comes to water stains on tables, especially tables made of wood. Water and other liquids leave light stains behind on wood if not wiped up promptly. Even if no water is spilled, a stain appears when a glass containing a cold drink "sweats" and water pools beneath the glass, leaving a white ring where the water soaked into the wood.
How to Repair Table Top Varnish With Heat Damage
Anyone who has ever had a varnished or lacquered tabletop has probably experienced the sheer horror of picking up a hot dish to find a ghostly white image appear like magic beneath it. Relax. As awful as it may seem, the damage done is usually both slight and repairable. Before paying out a bundle to have it refinished by an expert, try a quick fix in an inconspicuous area. If all goes well, finish the rest yourself and save.