How to Remove a Water Ring from a Copper Table

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Things You'll Need

  • Dish soap

  • Small container

  • White vinegar

  • Sponge

  • Cloth


If the copper surface is textured and the stain is stubborn, you can add a bit of salt and make the mixture more of a paste before rubbing it in for an abrasive effect. Do not use any salt if you need a smooth, unmarked surface.

Tea and other drinks are often set on tables without protection. When this occurs, the wet residue from the sweating of the vessel used can leave a white mark on the surface. If the table is made of copper, it needs particular care to remove that stain.

Step 1

Put 3 to 4 drops of dish soap in a small cup-sized container.

Step 2

Fill the container with warm water.

Step 3

Add 4 to 5 drops of white vinegar to the mixture.

Step 4

Stir mixture well to make it foamy.

Step 5

Dip sponge in mixture and squeeze until just damp.

Step 6

Wipe water stain with the damp sponge until it is gone.

Step 7

Dry the surface with a soft cloth.