how to refurbish glass coffee table

Tips on Refurbishing Glass Coffee Tables

Glass coffee tables can be quite an elegant addition to your living room, but over time they can become dull and in need of some sprucing up. With a few simple steps and supplies, you can refurbish your glass coffee table and restore it to its original glory.

Gather Supplies

You’ll need a few basic supplies to get started. Here’s the list:

  • Glass cleaner
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Microfiber cloth
  • Bucket
  • Soft sponge
  • Window scraper/razor blade
  • Sandpaper

Clean the Glass

The first step is to clean the existing glass surface with a glass cleaner and a microfiber cloth. Be sure to wipe in the direction of the grain to avoid scratching the glass. You can also use a soft sponge and hydrogen peroxide to scrub any tough stains. Rinse with plain water and dry with a clean cloth to reveal a sparkly clean surface.

Scrape Away Stubborn Stains

Frequent use of the table can result in stubborn stains that are hard to clean. To remove them, fill a bucket with warm water and a few drops of liquid soap. Soak a soft sponge in the water, then use a window scraper or razor blade to scrape away the stain. Be careful not to scratch the glass! Rinse off and dry with a clean cloth.

Polish to a Shine

To restore the original shine of the table, use a lightly damp cloth rubbing in the direction of the grain. Remove any excess water and buff with a dry cloth to add extra shine. For any stubborn smudges, use a small amount of rubbing alcohol and lightly sand the surface using very fine-grade (320-400) sandpaper. Rinse off with a damp cloth and buff dry with a soft duster.


Finally, inspect your newly refurbished glass coffee table and admire your handiwork! With just a little bit of elbow grease and the right supplies, you can make your coffee table look like new.

With these tips in mind, you’ll be able to restore your glass coffee table in no time at all. Good luck!

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