Rejuvenating Glass Table Tops

Thanksgiving is literally right around the corner so I felt that this was a timely topic to cover. There are few things that can ruin the elegant and regal look of a glass top dining room table like a series of persistent, hairline scratches. Today I’m going to cover a way for homeowners to quickly repair the damage and save some money.

Now first, you have to figure out whether or not the scratches in question are fixable. The scratches may be too deep and if that’s the case it’s a good idea to consider getting the glass top repaired by a professional.

First you’ll need the repairing agent. Something along the lines of a polishing compound or jeweler’s rouge. Believe it or not, you can actually obtain similar results by using extra strength whitening toothpaste. What you want to do is fill in the scratch with the repairing agent and let it set there for a few minutes. This is where the hard work comes in. You’ll have to methodically buff the scratch with a small cloth or a lamp’s wool pad. If you lack the necessary elbow grease you can also opt to use a handheld buffer. You should rinse the scratch(s) periodically to see if your efforts are bearing fruit. If they’re not, you likely have a scratch that needs to be repaired professionally. But before you go that route, there is another option available to you.

At, you can find a reliable place to purchase glass paint which can be used to paint the underneath of a glass table top and hide the scratches. While this method may not work for all glass top dining tables– when applicable it has the advantage of bringing new flair to the home instead of only repairing. And an added advantage of this method is the fact that it will prevent new scratches from being visible in the future.