Glass furniture can afford your living space a classy, modern look. However, it's also susceptible to scratches, which may take the lustre off that sophistication. The good news is that homeowners can minimize or get rid of the scratches as long as they are not too deep. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to remove surface scratches on any of your glass furniture.
- Jewelers Rouge
- Household ammonia
- Electric buffer and a polishing pad
- Warm water
- Lint-free cloth
- Spray bottle
- Dust mask
- Safety goggles
- Rubble gloves
The elimination process
- To reduce the likelihood of cracking the glass while buffing, if the glass can be removed, it's best to place it on a flat, stable surface during the entire buffing process.
- Apply a minimal amount of Jewelers Rouge onto the polishing pad. You can buy Jewelers Rouge at most jewlery stores as well as art and craft stores. Alternatively, you may use whitening toothpaste. Note that you should only use the white paste type, and not any gel.
- Put on your safety goggles and dust mask, and apply the electric buffer onto the scratched glass surface. Use a steady speed for the perfect results. The electric buffer serves to buff the scratch marks away even as you polish the area using a polishing pad. Do not apply excessive pressure on the glass during the buffing process, or else the glass may crack.
- Once the buffing process is completed, it's time to clean the area. In the spray bottle, blend ¼ cup of ammonia with two cups of warm water. Always have your rubber gloves on when handling household ammonia for absolute safety.
- Spray the ammonia/water solution onto the area that you have just buffed, and wipe using a lint-free cloth in small circular motions. You may notice that your particular glass furniture retains a cloudy sheet at the area where you have attempted to get rid of the scratch. In such a case where the ammonia/water solution proves unsuccessful, try to apply a coat of transparent nail polish.
- In case the scratch marks are still visible, repeat the whole process once again. In most cases, the area will be free of any scratches after the second attempt. Nevertheless, if the scratches won't go away, chances are, only a professional can remove them.
Any homeowner can attempt to get rid of the scratches of their glass furniture. It's easy and straightforward as you can see from the abovementioned instructions. If you can't get rid of the scratches on your own though, contact a local domestic glass repairs company.Share