How to Remove Scratches From a Glass Table Top

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Glass tabletops can be beautiful; however, like any other regularly used piece of furniture, they can be marred by scratches from cleaning and other general use. Although a deep scratch will have to be removed by a professional, there is something you can do to repair some of the little blemishes that result from day-to-day use.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Cloth
  • Toothpaste

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  1. 1

    Spray the glass thoroughly with glass cleaner and dry it with a lint-free cloth.

  2. 2

    If possible, remove the glass from the table and lay it on a secure, flat surface.

  3. 3

    Apply a gently abrasive compound like white toothpaste (do not use gel) to the scratch.

  4. 4

    Gently rub the toothpaste in a circular motion over the scratch.

  5. 5

    Wash off the toothpaste and check the glass from time to time. If the glass seems to be getting cloudy at all, stop the process.

  6. 6

    Be prepared for polishing out the scratch (depending on its depth) can take some time. However, if the blemish doesn't seem to be improving, it is time to call a professional glass buffer.

Tips and warnings

  • You can avoid scratches in your glass tabletop while still showcasing its beauty by using table runners. Use a protective covering anytime you are doing work on it that may be damaging.

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