Glass balustrades are one of the best choices when it comes to your staircases and balconies. As you know, having them allows you to enjoy having a transparent border, an illusion of more space, well-lit indoors, modern interiors and a sleek and clean structure. However, glass balustrades have their number one enemy: scratches.
If you have glass balustrades in your home and you’re seeing a lot of scratches on them, don’t worry; in this article, we will give you some tips on how you can remove scratches from your glass balustrades.
Let’s get to it!
Tip #1: Use Toothpaste
You may find this strange, but trust us, it can be effective. Using toothpaste works well on minor scuffs. You just need to put a little bit of toothpaste on the scratch and rub it in circular motions using a clean, soft, new cloth. Remember not to press too hard because that may lead to more scratches, and the paste will push deep into the glass, making it difficult to remove.
Be careful with the toothpaste brand you use. As much as possible, only pick a brand advertised as a clear whitening paste. Also, don’t use gel type toothpaste, and avoid those with baking soda as an ingredient.
The effectiveness of using toothpaste to remove those scratches may depend on how severe the scratch is. But, it’s best to work on the small area first and see if it works from there before using it on the rest of the scratches.
Tip #2: Use Baking Soda
While we’re avoiding baking soda in toothpaste, baking soda mixed 50-50 with water alone may work. You can try this to remove the scratches from your glass balustrades. You just need to take a spoonful of each and mix them well together. Then, rub them onto those scratches and wipe them off with a damp, warm cloth. You’ll be surprised at how it can actually remove those marks from your glass.
Tip #3: Use a Clear Nail Polish
Another strange technique but can be effective in removing scratches from glass is the use of nail polish. However, this technique will not totally remove the scratch; it will only cover it to lessen the scratch’s appearance. You just need to apply a little bit of clear nail polish over the dent. Once it’s dry, you can add a second coat. But, don’t overdo it. Once the nail polish begins to be noticeable, that’s when you need to stop adding another coat.
Tip #4: Use a Wax Paste
You can also use a wax paste to remove those scratches. Try to look for a wax paste similar to those used to hide scratches on cars. Obviously, you must find a clear-coloured one. Then, put a thin coat on. Once it’s dry, buff it with a clean, soft new cloth.
As you can see, you can remove scratches from your glass balustrades in many different ways without spending that much. However, if none of these work, you should ask a professional to remove them. This way, you can be assured that they will apply the proper method, and your glass will look new again. Ultimately, you should take care of your glass balustrades so that you can enjoy the benefits of having them longer.
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