How Do You Clean Water Spots From Glass Table Tops?

The very substance we trust to clean things can leave some of the most temperamental stains. Water spots on glass can pose a difficult problem as you can't simply wipe them away. Water spots are usually the result of hard water that has been allowed to sit for a period of time until it dries. This is common on glass shower doors, but if you find these spots on your glass table top you'll find that removing them is quite similar in technique.

Water is the last thing you expect to leave stains.
  1. Pour undiluted white vinegar into a spray bottle.

  2. Spray the vinegar onto the affected area.

  3. Allow the vinegar to sit on the water spots for 3 to 5 minutes.

  4. Wipe the area with a soft, clean cloth to remove the stain. Repeat if necessary until the spots are gone.

  5. Wipe the area with a clean damp cloth to rinse it.

  6. Wipe the area again with a dry, clean lint-free cloth to eliminate any excess moisture.


  • Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasives that may damage the glass.

About the Author

Melynda Sorrels spent 10 years in the military working in different capacities of the medical field, including dental assisting, health services administration, decontamination and urgent medical care. Awarded the National Guardsman’s Medal for Lifesaving efforts in 2002, Sorrels was also a nominee for a Red Cross Award and a certified EMT-B for four years.