Getting Rid of Scratches from a Glass Coffee Table
Coffee tables often take a beating, and scratched glass coffee tables are no exception. Whether you have deep scratches from a pet’s nail or a lighter surface scratch from day-to-day wear and tear, there are several methods you can use to restore your table to a like-new condition.
Removing Shallower Surface Scratches
Shallow surface scratches are fairly easy to remove with some basic household items and a bit of elbow grease. You’ll need:
- White Toothpaste
- Baking Soda
- Rubbing Alcohol
- A Lint-Free Cloth or Microfiber Cloth
Start by dampening your cloth with some rubbing alcohol and gently rubbing the scratched area. If this doesn’t get rid of it, then you’ll need to start with the more abrasive methods.
If the scratches are very superficial, you can try a small dab of white toothpaste on a damp cloth and gently rub the scratch in a circular motion. Rinse off the residue from the paste with a damp cloth and inspect the area.
If the scratch is still visible, mix some baking soda with a small amount of water to form a paste. Rub the paste in a circular motion on the glass with a damp cloth, rinse off the residue and examine the scratched area.
Removing Deep Scratches
Deep scratches might require more intensive methods, such as specialized abrasive cleaners or glass wax products. Consider the following:
- Glass Abrasive Cleaner
- Polish the scratched area with glass abrasive cleaner following the instructions on the product label. Abrasive cleaners can help remove more stubborn scratches.
- Glass Wax
- Apply a layer of glass wax on the scratched area and rub it in with a microfiber cloth. This will help to fill in the scratches and make them less noticeable.
- Glass Polishing Compounds
- Polish the scratched area with a glass polishing compound, following the instructions on the product label. Glass polishing compounds can often help remove stubborn scratches.
With just a few basic tools and a bit of elbow grease, it is possible to get rid of those annoying scratches on glass coffee tables and restore them to their like-new condition. Whether you choose conventional methods or specialized products, you can be sure that your coffee table will look as good as new in no time!