Wondering how to remove scratches from glass? For small scratches – smaller than 1cm wide – there are home remedies that will clear up that scratch in no time. All you’ll need are some everyday household items and some microfibre cloths.
Good old baking soda pops up in most home remedies because it is so versatile. For small glass scratches, first gently clean the glass with a damp and clean microfibre cloth. Mix equal parts water and baking soda – just a spoonful of each will do. Mix to make a paste.
Using another clean dry microfibre cloth, apply a small amount of the paste to the scratch. Rub gently with a circular motion. Buff away the scratch for 30 seconds. Rinse away with the damp microfibre cloth you used to first clean the glass. And there you go! Scratch gone, glass restored.
Yes, you read that right. Toothpaste. But not any fancy gel or coloured stripy toothpastes – use a traditional white toothpaste. Clean the glass as above with a clean damp microfibre cloth. Squeeze out a little bit of toothpaste on to a clean dry microfibre cloth. Buff the scratch gently in a circular motion for 30 seconds. Now check how the scratch looks.
You might have to reapply more toothpaste and repeat the buffing for 30 seconds. Repeat until the scratch is gone. All clear? Fabulous! Gently clean away any excess toothpaste from the glass with your clean and damp cloth.
Of course, if the glass scratch is a bigger job and requires the work of a professional, then you can easily find a glazier near you. Have a quick internet search for windows Cheltenham, and browse companies like https://www.firmfix.co.uk/windows/, who offer a quick service. You should also remember that glass can be dangerous. If the scratched glass can be laid flat – a mirror, for example – then lay it on the floor to minimise the risk of the glass shattering when you buff in the baking soda or toothpaste.
You can find microfibre cloths in any supermarket cleaning department. Try these tips to rid your glass windows or mirrors of small scratches, and always call a professional if you are unsure. Your windows will be sparkling again in no time.