If the glass coffee table in your den has several scratches in its surface, diminish their appearance with the following steps. Once you have finished the repair, protect the glass from damage by placing a clear vinyl tablecloth over it before placing any items with sharp edges on it. 


  • glass cleaner
  • lint-free cloths
  • baking soda
  • water
  • measuring cup
  • small bowl
  • spoon
  • sponge
  • buffing mitt
  • jeweler's polish
  • measuring tape
  • clear vinyl cover

Clean The Glass And Treat Scratches

Spray the glass with standard glass cleaner. Use a lint-free cloth to remove dirty residue from its surface. Once finished, you will be able to clearly see which sections of the glass contain scratches. Add equal amounts of water and baking soda to a cup. Mix the two items together with a spoon until they form a creamy paste. Use a sponge to apply a small amount of the paste to each scratch. Move the sponge around in small, tight circles while pressing down firmly. Apply more paste as needed.

The slightly-abrasive texture of the paste will help reduce the appearance of the scratches. Once all of the scratches have faded, use a sponge that has been dipped in plain water to remove the paste from the table. Dry the glass surface with a clean cloth.

Apply Polish To Scratches That Haven't Faded

If any of the scratches are still visible after treating them, pour a small amount of jeweler's polish on one side of a buffing cloth and move it firmly over each scratch. Jeweler's polish is a product that is often used to fade minor scratches and will also provide the glass with a shiny surface. Once the scratches are no longer visible, clean the table with glass cleaner in order to eliminate any polish that remains. Dry the glass with a clean cloth.

Keep The Glass Protected From Damage

Measure the length and width of the table's surface. Purchase a clear vinyl tablecloth that is large enough to cover the glass top. The cover will not diminish the beauty of the table and will keep it protected if you are going to be serving beverages or snacks or are going to be placing any items with sharp edges on it. Whenever you won't be using the table to hold any items, remove the cover and store it in a drawer or cabinet until you would like to add a protective barrier to the glass surface again. 

If the glass in your coffee table is damaged severely, contact a glass repair company like Action Glass