I should have known better. We live with antiques and I know that all old finishes, and, for that matter, a lot of new ones, can be marred by water. So why I left a wet towel laying on the oak bench at the foot of our bed is beyond reason — and any excuse. When I came home from work and saw where I had left the towel that morning, I knew what I was going to find under it: a large white mark.
While I hope this never happens to you, if you want to see how I was able to restore the old finish — and make it even stronger – you can read more here.