Easily Fix Scratches On Your Glass Table With An Item From Your Bathroom

There is nothing like a stylish glass table to give off an urban modern decor look in a living room. Unfortunately, there is also nothing like the sheer disappointment when you notice a scratch on your otherwise pristine surface. Whenever we use something on a daily basis, it is bound to suffer a bit of wear and tear. In a hurry, a set of keys, pens, or cell phones can scrape across the surface and unknowingly leave a scratch. Sometimes an object gets dropped onto the table or the cleaner used on it is abrasive. Still, all hope is not lost because a little bit of clear nail polish can fix small scratches on a glass table.

Clear nail polish can help reduce minor scratches, but it cannot fix a deep cut into the glass. For that, you'll need extra help. If the scratch on your glass table is more substantial than superficial, and other fast glass scratch fixes aren't doing the trick, consider getting professional help. For deep scratches, a glass repair service is your best option since they have the proper tools, not to mention the expertise, to tackle even the most challenging scratches and hopefully, help give you an invisible repair. In extreme cases, you may need to replace the glass. However, when dealing with a surface scratch, clear nail polish can help restore the table's immaculate look.

How to use nail polish for glass scratches

Before starting, make sure to clean the scratched area and preferably the whole table with a cloth and glass cleaner. This will remove any dirt or dust that could be on the surface which you don't want to get trapped underneath the nail polish. That would only draw more attention to the scratch.

Next, apply a very thin layer of clear nail polish directly on the scratch. You don't want to use any more than is necessary or it will bulk up and stick out when dry, You want to try to use the least amount that will fill in the scratch. If you do use more than is needed, you can use a cotton ball and nail polish remover to get rid of any lingering nail polish that spilled out over the surface of the scratch. Give the nail polish enough time to thoroughly dry so leave it alone for at least an hour. Then, once the polish is dry, wipe down the entire surface with a glass cleaner to remove any residue.

Things to keep in mind when using nail polish on scratches

Though nail polish is a convenient DIY trick using something you likely already have on hand, it's not a long-term solution for all scratches. Though it can help fix shallow scratches, it is a temporary fix. Just like on our nails, the polish will often wear off over time, especially with frequent cleaning, so be prepared for touch-ups down the line. To make it last and also to protect your glass, never use cleaners that are abrasive or contain ammonia or acid. One of the best ways to clean glass furniture is with simple vinegar and water.

In addition, take steps to avoid the scratch from happening again. Use coasters, placemats, and tablecloths to protect your table's surface which can help reduce the risk of future scratches. You can also make it a rule to no longer leave keys, electronics, or anything abrasive on the table. As with so many things in life, when caring for a glass table, prevention is always better to offset a problem.