How to Repair a Glass Coffee Table
If your glass coffee table has seen better days, never fear—it might be easier to fix than you think! With a few simple steps, you can be back enjoying your stylish centerpiece in no time. Here’s how to repair glass coffee tables:
Things You’ll Need
- Glue or epoxy
- Glass lacquer
- Glass cleaner
- Cloth or paper towels
- Masking tape
Step 1: Determine the Type of Damage
Cracks: Repairing a cracked glass coffee table is relatively straightforward; apply a small amount of epoxy to the cracked area and work it into the gap using a well-worn toothbrush. Allow the glue to set for 24 hours.
Scratches: Glass lacquer is a paste that you can apply to scratched glass surfaces. For minor scratches, simply spread a thin layer of glass lacquer across the affected area, rub it in with a soft cloth, and then wipe away any excess. For larger scratches, you might need to make several passes with the lacquer, allowing it to dry between each application.
Step 2: Clean the Table Top
Use a glass cleaner and a soft cloth or paper towels to remove any dirt, dust, or other particles. Make sure you don’t put too much pressure on the glass top, as this could cause the surface to crack.
Step 3: Apply Masking Tape
To prevent spreading the glue or lacquer too far, you should place small strips of masking tape to frame the particles you’re trying to fix. Make sure the edges of the tape are straight and neat.
Step 4: Finish Up
Once the glue or lacquer has dried, you can remove the masking tape, and spray the tabletop with glass cleaner to remove any smudges.
Repairing your glass coffee table doesn’t need to be a complicated or expensive process. With a few supplies and some patience, you can have your furniture looking good as new in no time.