How To Clean A Glass Dining Table

How To Clean A Glass Dining Table

10th May 2021

Posted by Laura Rich on 10th May 2021

A glass dining table is fantastic for adding a feeling of space into a room. Keeping the glass top looking great is a breeze with the following tips and tricks. Here's how to clean a glass dining table

It’s all in the ‘Wet then Dry’ method when it comes to cleaning a glass dining table. Read on to find out how.

Step 1 - Cleaning a glass table starts with clearing the debris

image shows the corner of a glass dining table up close

First things first, it is a lot easier to clean a glass dining table when there is nothing else on it. Move any items so that you can see any areas that might require a bit of extra elbow-grease. 

Step 2 – Protect the non-glass

If your table also has any wood in the design, it’s a good idea to protect it from moisture, or make sure you dry it (if it does get wet) to avoid rotting or mould in the wood. 

Step 3 – Choose your cleaning product

What's best for the job?

Image shows a person wearing green rubber gloves cleaning a table with an orange sponge
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If you watch any professional window cleaner, you’ll see that this stage of cleaning glass is often a really simple soapy water mix. A bit of washing up liquid and water on a sponge or cloth will lift even stubborn spills on glass. You can also try:

  • Any glass cleaner
  • White vinegar (we recommend 2 cups of distilled water + 2 tablespoons of white vinegar in a spray bottle)
  • Diluted fabric conditioner in a spray bottle (this also helps to keep the dust away)
  • Dettol Spray (a Mrs Hinch tip)
  • Koh cleaner 
Image shows a person holding a spray bottle in one hand and a cloth in the other.
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Wipe all over the table with the damp cloth or sponge or if you’re using a spray, simply spray it over the glass and let it soak for a few minutes.

Step 4 – The ‘Dry’ stage of cleaning a glass dining table

Many people focus on the product used to actually clean the glass dining table, but the key to getting a streak-free finish is in the BUFFING. You will need a DRY soft cloth, kitchen paper or newspaper. Once you’ve cleaned the glass (as per stage 3), take a soft dry cloth, or a wad of kitchen towel or newspaper and rub down the table top. Go over it once then wait a minute or two and buff out any streaks as they’re drying. Make sure the cloth you’re using is dry, if damp it can add more streaks.

Image shows a woman wearing blue rubber gloves cleaning a glass table with a yellow cloth
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And that’s it! Your glass dining table will be sparkling! If we've inspired you to buy a glass dining table, why not browse our range?

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