How to Fix Glue on a Glass Coffee Table
Do you have an irritating problem with glue showing around the edges of your glass coffee table? A glass-topped coffee table not only adds style to a room but also provides a modern look that isn’t too bulky. However, with this sleek design comes the challenge of making sure the edges of the table look neat and tidy. If you need to get rid of the glue showing around your glass table edges, there are a few easy steps you can take to achieve a neat finish. Here’s what you need to do:
Step 1: Gather Materials
You will need the following items before starting this project:
- Methylated spirit – this will help lift the glue that is visible at the edges of the glass
- An old cloth – use this to mop up any excess liquid
- Masking tape – tape off the edges of the glass to stop the methylated spirit from running down.
Step 2: Apply Methylated Spirit
Use the old cloth to dab some methylated spirit onto the edges of the glass that you wish to tidy up. Make sure you cover the entire edge as this will help to loosen the glue. Once you are done, let the methylated spirit sit on the glass for 10 to 15 minutes.
Step 3: Tape the Edges of the Glass
Before you start to remove the glue, it is important to tape the edges of the glass table with masking tape. This will help to keep any excess methylated spirit from dripping down the glass. Make sure to secure the tape as best as possible to stop any solution from gathering at the edges and potentially damaging the surrounding furniture.
Step 4: Remove Glu and Clean Up
Once the methylated spirit has had time to work on the glue, use your cloth to carefully rub away any remaining glue. If the glue is still sticking, you can use a plastic knife to scrape the edges and remove it. Finally wipe the table with a clean cloth to remove and excess liquid.
Once you have completed this process and removed all the glue, your glass coffee table should have a neat and tidy edge. Make sure to take good care of your glass table by cleaning it regularly and making sure it remains dry.