Glass top furniture is elegant in any room of your home. It adds the illusion of more space and light. However, just a couple of scratches and our beautiful glass tops look aged and worn. And over time dust and dirt gathers in the scratch making it even more prominent!
Here are our top tips to help you repair those scratches with ease, bringing your furniture back to its former glory.
If the scratch is very thin use a polishing cloth to rub clear whitening toothpaste into the scratch making it disappear in a flash! Make sure not to use a gel toothpaste, it must be a paste to be effective.
A homemade remedy that cures glass tabletops of small scratches is simple to make and just as simple to use. Add ½ ounce of ammonia to ½ litre or water. Soak a clean cloth in the solution and rub over the scratch in a circular movement. It will clear away the scratch as though by magic! Be careful when using ammonia as it can be dangerous if misused.
Clean the scratch thoroughly and then using a clean cloth that is dipped in clear nail varnish rub it over the scratch. Use another clean cloth to remove any excess nail varnish and allow it to dry for 24 hours. Then polish the table top with a glass cleaner and the scratch is gone!
For deeper scratches you need to get a professional repair kit. Ask an advisor at your local furniture store about the best product to use. Make sure to be clear about the glass you need to repair; it’s depth, colour and whether it is bevelled.
Another option for scratch removal kits is to visit your local home improvement centre and ask one of the specialists there for advice on the best glass removal/removal kit. Again, make sure to give them all the information about your glass top so that they can give you the best advice.
This is only for those who are both brave and very competent with electric tools! Connect the disk in the repair kit to your drill and smooth the scratch away. Some kits come with a polish that you rub onto the area before using the disk to polish the scratch from the glass top surface. Be careful not to apply too much pressure as you could weaken the glass when all you need is a light touch to remove the scratch.
If your scratch is really deep or long it might be best to take the glass top to have it professionally repaired.