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How to Clean a Glass Table

Tips on How to Clean a Glass Table

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How To Clean A Glass Table

Have you got a glass side table or dining table that you need to keep clean and streak-free?

We’ve got the simplest guide on how to clean a glass table using excellent products and at-home remedies for a quick, easy, streak-free shine.

Tips to Cleaning a Glass Table

Wondering how to clean a glass table without damaging or scratching it, or leaving those annoying lint fluff balls all over it? Follow these easy steps on how to clean a glass table streak-free now;

How to Clean a Glass Table: A Step-By-Step Guide

Step 1 – Give the glass table a wipe with a dry, soft, lint-free cloth. We recommend a microfibre cloth for best results.

Step 2 – Choose whether you want to use a store-bought glass cleaner such as Handy Andy Window and Glass Cleaner or whether you’ll be making an at-home remedy for yourself.

Step 3 – Spray the cleaner lightly over the glass and gently rub the cleaner over the glass in small, circular movements.

Step 4 – Wet a new microfibre cloth with warm water and wipe the surface of the glass to get rid of any residue. Wipe in long strokes from end to end to avoid streaking.

The Best Ways to Clean a Glass Table Without Streaks or Scratches

Deciding whether you’re going to use a glass cleaning product from your favourite retailer or you’re going to make your own at-home cleaning solution is important. Both products will give you the best way to clean glass tables. The key to getting a streak-free shine is to rub the cleaner in small, circular motion over the glass while cleaning it. When you are drying or rinsing the table, use a clean, damp cloth and rub in long strokes again. Using a microfibre cloth will ensure that no lint gets left behind by your cloth too.

Bonus Tip: How to Prevent Your Glass Table from Getting Dirty in the First Place

Don’t let your table get soiled and completely streaked out (excuse the pun) in the first place. Use these tips to prevent your table from getting dirty in the first place.

  • Dust your glass table with a dry, microfibre cloth every few days to keep dust from settling in.

  • If you do spill or make a mess, clean it up immediately. A cool hack for cleaning up water spills on a glass table is to clean it up with bunched up newspaper – the newspaper soaks up the water and leaves the surface streak-free.

  • Make use of coasters on your glass table to prevent watermarks and stains.

If you are struggling to remove watermarks from glass or even wood, read our blog on How to remove water stains from wood & other surfaces now.

Read our articles for more cleaning tips and tricks today!

FAQs

1. How to clean a glass table without streaks?

Regular cleaning with good products and a clean, microfibre cloth will help you get the best clean without the streaks. Take a look at our step-by-step guide on how to clean a glass table above for more information.

2. What can I use to clean a glass table?

Use a good quality glass cleaner, like Handy Andy Glass Cleaner, that can be bought from your local retailer. Or mix your own, at-home solution by mixing equal parts white vinegar and water into a spray bottle.

3. How to clean under a glass tabletop?

Use your cleaner or at-home mix, to spray onto the under surface of the glass (make sure you’ve dusted it first and given it a good wipe) and then remove the cleaner and residue with a damp, clean microfibre cloth

4. How to polish a glass table?

If you want to get an extra polish on your glass table, mix ½ cup of baking soda with three tablespoons of water into a paste. Rub the paste on your glass table with a soft, clean sponge. Rinse off well with a damp, microfibre cloth.

5. How to keep a glass table clean?

Clean up spills as soon as they happen to avoid watermarks and staining on your glass table. Make use of coasters to protect your glass too.

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