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What NOT to Do When Cleaning Your Glass Tabletop

When it comes to cleaning your glass tabletop, some products and techniques should be avoided and we’re here to tell you why.

Glass tables are a beautiful addition to any home, but streaks, fingerprints, and dust might seem like a never-ending nightmare. Luckily, it’s remarkably easy to make your glass surfaces sparkle and shine. As long as you avoid the following procedures, your table will become squeaky clean in a flash.

Today, we’re sharing how you can keep your glass table clean and the techniques you should steer away from.

Don’t Use the Wrong Cleaner

There are dozens of effective glass-cleaning products out there, so sometimes it can be difficult to know which one is the right fit for your prized glass table. Most solutions are fine to use, but avoid any products that are ammonia or alcohol-based. Using these kinds of glass cleaner will leave behind stubborn streaks and can even ruin tinted glass. If your tabletop is tinted, ammonia-based glass cleaners can cause the tint to bubble up and discolor. Eventually, the tint will peel off completely with prolonged use.

Don’t Clean Your Glass Tabletop in Direct Sunlight

An abundance of natural light is a stunning feature, but it can be a nuisance when cleaning your glass tabletop. When direct sunlight shines on glass, the sun can overheat the glass and cause streaking; this is because the sun dries the tabletop too quickly. To minimize frustration, clean your table during a less sunny time of day.

Don’t Use Blades or Abrasives

To remove hard water stains or stuck-on debris, some people turn to razor blades or other abrasives; however, these methods aren’t recommended as they can scratch the glass and permanently damage your tabletop. Instead, use vinegar, rubbing alcohol, or hot water and dish soap to dislodge stubborn substances. Just wet a cloth with your weapon of choice and scrub gently until your table shines again.

The Right Way to Clean Your Glass Tabletop

Now that we’ve discussed what not to do, here are a few simple steps to help you achieve a crystal-clear table surface:

  1. Completely clear off the table surface.
  2. Wipe the tabletop with a dry cloth to remove as much dust as possible.
  3. Use water to wipe the surface for a second time. Plain hot water will remove the bulk of any messes.
  4. Spray the table with a cleaning agent of your choice and wipe with a lint-free cloth.
  5. Dry the surface with a clean, microfiber cloth and watch your table sparkle again.

Choose Murray Glass for Custom Glass TabletopsNow that you’re an expert at cleaning your glass tabletop, you’re ready to admire your precious furniture again. If you’re looking to add any stunning glass tabletops to your home, Murray Glass is here for you! Contact us today to schedule a free consultation for all of your custom glass needs. We serve the Salt Lake City, Utah, area including Layton, Sandy, Midvale, West Jordan, Riverton, and more!

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