How to Repair a Scratched Glass Table Top

Constance Barker

Although a scratch on a glass table top may seem permanent, procedures can remove the blemish or make it less noticeable. Over time, the scratch collects dust and dirt within the crevice, which makes it even more prominent.

Repair a scratched glass table top with toothpaste.

Glass has the same texture and color throughout its thickness, allowing for a simple process of removal or disguising of the scratch. With the use of household staples, you can diminish or completely remove the scratch mark.


Do not use gel toothpaste; use paste toothpaste only. A barely noticeable indention may remain on the table top after eliminating the blemish.


  1. Spray glass cleaner on the glass table top. Wipe the cleaner from the glass with a soft cloth.

  2. Spread 1/4 inch of paste toothpaste over the scratch on the glass table top.

  3. Press the toothpaste into the scratch by rubbing it back and forth with a damp sponge. Look at the scratch periodically, and continue rubbing removing the entire scratch.

  4. Wipe the toothpaste from the glass with a damp sponge.

  5. Spray window cleaner on the glass table once again, and wipe clean with a soft cloth.

Clear Nail Polish

  1. Wipe dust from the scratch with a clean cloth.

  2. Fill the scratch mark with clear nail polish.

  3. Wet a clean cloth with nail polish remover. Wipe up any clear nail polish from the area around the scratch with the cloth. Drape the cloth over a finger to remove the excess nail polish. Allow the clear polish to dry for 24 hours before cleaning.

  4. Spray glass cleaner over the table top, and wipe it clean with a soft cloth.