WHEN it comes to looking after your furniture, there are few things more annoying than spotting a water ring.
And if it's on a piece of wooden furniture, it can be a nightmare to get off – as Sally Roberts discovered.
After noticing the wood ring stain on a worktop of a holiday house she was staying in, Sally took to the Mrs Hinch Cleaning Tips Facebook group to ask for suggestions on how to remove it.
"This black mark was caused by leaving a cocktail shaker on a wooden worktop in a holiday house we are staying in, any ideas how we can remove the stain?" she wrote.
“Not sure how this happened, the cocktail shaker had contained vodka and pineapple juice so may have had a dribble on the base after pouring but no significant spillage.”
And following her post, she was inundated with replies from people offering up their tips for removing the ring.
But one of the most common answers – and perhaps the most surprising – was to use mayonnaise.
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"Definitely mayonnaise, it works a treat on water rings," one person wrote. "Just rub it on and leave for a couple of hours.”
"Mayonnaise. Rub it in with a cloth," another agreed.
A third person commented: "Gently rub in the mark, leave it for a while.
"My partner burnt his worktop with oven pride and mayonnaise worked a treat.”
And given that mayonnaise costs from just 59p, Sally didn't have to fork out a fortune to clear up the tabletop before she left her holiday home.
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