How to Fix a Broken Glass Coffee Table
A broken glass coffee table doesn’t have to be a case for the trash can. It’s possible to be repaired, often without replacing the glass. A few simple steps can easily get your coffee table back in shape.
Step 1: Gather Your Supplies
You will need the following items:
- Clean rag
- Glass cleaner
- Contact Cement
- Paint brush
- Plastic sheet
- Heavy books
Step 2: Clean and Prepare the Surface
Use the clean rag to remove all dirt and debris from the surface of the broken glass. Next, use the glass cleaner to clean the broken area then dry it thoroughly.
Step 3: Measure and Cut the Mylar
Measure the size of the broken glass and cut the Mylar to fit the size of the broken glass. The Mylar will act as a reinforcing sheet.
Step 4: Apply the Contact Cement
Using the paint brush, apply a thin layer of contact cement to the broken glass and the Mylar. After this, let the cement dry before continuing.
Step 5: Place the Mylar and Plastic Sheet
Carefully place the Mylar onto the broken glass, making sure that it is completely covered. Then, take the plastic sheet and place it over the Mylar.
Step 6: Weight Down the Plastic Sheet
Place the heavy books on top of the plastic sheet in order to keep it in place while the glue dries. Let the glue dry for at least 24 hours before removing the books.
Step 7: Remove the Plastic and Mylar Sheets
The final step is to remove the plastic and Mylar sheets. You should now have a repaired glass coffee table.
Following these simple steps will ensure that your glass coffee table is back in one piece. With a little bit of effort, you can have your favorite piece of furniture looking as good as new.