The common item in your fridge that removes tea and coffee cup stains from wood

Any tea or coffee drinker will know the consequences of setting their hot drink on a surface without a coaster. You often end up with a ring around your mug that can stain most tables and furniture, especially wood.

This is a common problem that many people face on a daily basis and it turns out that there is a very simple and cheap solution, which has been shared in the Facebook group Mrs Hinch Cleaning Tips. The group was started by fans of Ms Hinch, real name Sophie Hinchliffe, and is full of owners sharing their own cleaning tips and tricks to help others.

Mrs. Hinch rose to fame after sharing her smart and cheap tips for common home problems. The cleaning guru now has over 4 million Instagram followers, major brands and is the author of numerous books.

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A woman posted in the cleaning group, which has over 77,000 members, asking for advice on removing cup stains from wood. Band member La Ros shared a photo of her wooden TV cabinet which had been stained with cup marks asking if anyone knew of a way to remove the stains, reports Wales Online.

Ms. Hinch fans were quick to come up with their solutions to the problem, with the most popular hack both cheap and surprising. Dozens of people have suggested using mayonnaise to get rid of stains.

The recommended method is as follows:

  • Dab a little mayonnaise on a cloth then gently apply it to the stained wood area
  • Let the mayonnaise sit on the stain for a few hours or overnight
  • Wipe with a clean cloth

After being made aware of the mayonnaise solution, the original post author updated the group to tell them it worked. She added: “Just rub it with a dry cloth, it worked great.”

Other members of the group also suggested other methods, including wood tang and nuts.

Vikki Tollan said, “Wood silk is brilliant for this, or rub a walnut on it!”.

Brenda Truter said, “I’ve used like my mom, shelled and cut Brazil or walnut halves. Just rub the cut side into the stain a few times and maybe it will work for you.”

Have you tried it? Let us know in the comments below

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