how to clean a glass coffee table

How to Clean a Glass Coffee Table

Coffee tables can get quite dirty over time, and are particularly prone to dust and streaks. Cleaning your glass coffee table not only makes it look more presentable, but also helps eliminate bacteria, dirt and dust particles that can cause allergies and health problems. Here are some methods to keep your glass coffee tables looking clean and shine.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Soft cloths
  • Dryer sheet
  • Glass cleaner

Method 1: Vinegar and Baking Soda

If your glass is heavily stained, try this simple method with everyday ingredients you likely already have in your kitchen. Start by creating a paste with a mixture of equal parts vinegar and baking soda applied to a soft cloth in a circular motion. Rinse cloth and rewet it with just water. Wipe the paste away, and follow up with a dry cloth.

Method 2: Dryer Sheets

After dusting your glass table, try rubbing vigorously with a dryer sheet. Once your table is fully covered with the sheet, it will help remove the static electricity which is attracting the dust, making it easier to clean. The sheet will also leave a thin protective layer that will help repel dust.

Method 3: Glass Cleaner

For stubborn smudges, use a non-abrasive cleaner and soft cloth. Spray cleaner onto a soft cloth and head over to the table. Wipe the glass down in circular motions, and for any particularly hard to remove spots, use a razor blade which has been carefully dipped into them cleaner.


  • Regular dusting and cleaning of your glass coffee table can help extend the life of the glass and keep it looking clean for years to come.
  • Avoid scrubbing and cleaning with any type of abrasives such as steel wool, as this can cause excessive scratching.
  • If you have a tinted glass coffee table, use a less potent cleaner such as soapy water. Cleaners with too much juice can cause streaks.

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