How to Get Scratches out of a Glass Window

Scratches are unsightly. If you want to give new life to your windows, don’t start shopping for window replacements. At least, not just yet. There are plenty of ways for you to get rid of the scratches. Try out some of them before you think of replacing the glass on your windows. Who knows? Any of the home-made remedies you’ll try might yield excellent results. 

Start with a Toothpaste

This helps small and light scratches. If that’s the kind that you’re dealing with, then you’re in luck. It’s easy enough to dab a bit of toothpaste onto a piece of cloth and then apply that to the scratches. Make sure you use a gentle, circular motion when you apply the toothpaste. Also, the toothpaste should have no color—only white—and shouldn’t be a gel. 

Try Nail Polish 

Another easy remedy to repair scratched glass is nail polish. However, using up too much nail polish actually destroys the glass. That’s why you need to be careful. The polish must only be enough to fill in the scratch. Any more than that will be harmful. Leave the polish there for up to an hour. Then wipe it off with a nail polish remover. Use a lint-free cloth to wipe away the substance. 

Use Baking Soda

This method is basically the same as with the nail polish and the toothpaste. Just make sure you clean the area first before you apply the baking soda. This should be a mixture of baking soda and water, so the consistency is close to that of a pudding. Apply the substance with cloth and then rub it into the scratches gently. If the scratches are light, then this should have a discernible effect on the marks. 

Call an Expert

If the scratches still won’t disappear even after all your efforts, you’ll need to come up with better measures. Maybe the scratches are already deep as the result of years of neglect. Maybe the scratches are already wider and bigger. You’ll need to call a professional to assess the damage. That way, you can find out if there are repairs possible or if the windows have to go. With help from a seasoned contractor, you can figure out which way to go. 

Choose the Right Firm

There are plenty of scratched glass repair options in the market. How do you know which service provider is right for you? Start with the credentials. Is the firm qualified in the field? What does the feedback about the firm say? What do other clients think about the company and their services? These are just some of the essentials that you’ll need to know. 

There are plenty of other reasons why you’ll want to hire pros. If you have too many windows and not enough time to go over each one with a home-made, or you don’t know how, or you simply don’t want to because you have better things to do with your time, then hire a professional for the job. 

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