How to Fix a Scratched Glass Coffee Table
Glass coffee tables often become scratched and dulled over time. Whether the scratches are minor or deep, they can be unsightly and take away from the beauty of your coffee table. Here’s how to get your glass coffee table looking as good as new:
Step 1: Remove any Dirt and Excess Materials from the Surface
Start by wiping down the surface of the glass coffee table with a soft, damp cloth. This will help remove any dirt, dust, and other debris that is on the surface of the glass – including in the scratch.
Step 2: Clean the Glass
Next, create a solution of half water and half white vinegar, and use this to clean the glass. To avoid leaving streaks, make sure to clean the entire surface in one direction.
Step 3: Prepare the Scratch for Filling
If the scratch is minor, you can simply fill it using a paste created by mixing a bit of toothpaste and water. For deeper scratches, you’ll need to use a glass-repair kit. Glass-repair kits often use diamond abrasives to grind down the scratch to create a smooth surface.
Step 4: Fill the Scratch
Now it’s time to fill in the scratch. For minor scratches, you can use the paste you created to fill in the scratch. For deeper scratches, use a glass-repair kit. To apply the paste, simply use a putty knife to fill in the scratch.
Step 5: Dry the Table
Once you’ve filled in the scratch, allow the paste to dry for at least 24 hours. During this time, avoid touching the glass.
Step 6: Polish the Glass
Finally, it’s time to polish the glass to make it shine. Use a glass polishing kit to help make the glass look as good as new.
Tips and Advice:
- Invest in Glass Cleaners – Glass cleaners can help keep your glass coffee table looking like new. Invest in a good glass cleaner, and use it regularly to keep your table shining.
- Be Careful with Ceramic Objects – Ceramic objects can be particularly damaging to glass coffee tables. To avoid scratching the glass, use coasters and other objects that protect the glass surface.
- Be Patient – Filling and polishing the scratch can take some time, so be patient and follow the steps above. You’ll be rewarded with a smooth, scratch-free glass coffee table.
Fixing a scratched glass coffee table doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Just follow the steps above and you’ll soon have your glass coffee table looking as good as new.