Solutiontales suggests Easy Ways of Removing Scratches from Glass Windows (step-by-step guide)

The glass is crystal clear when first installed. But with time, wear and tear tends to occur. This can however cause the glass to diminish in its shine and style. 

Glass window scratches are a very common occurrence you can’t avoid. Sometimes you might just wake up noticing some scratches on your glass without having an idea of how they got there. If you have pets or kids, know that you will be getting lots of scratches. 

Knowing your glass isn’t like before can be annoying but a full glass window replacement can be very expensive especially when you can just remove the scratch.

When removing glass scratches, you do not necessarily need a glass professional. You could easily do the removal process yourself before the scratches develop into cracks.

Solution tales will walk you through the easily actionable ways of removing glass scratches. 

How often do glass windows scratches occur 

Glass scratches occur very often. Our normal day-to-day activity can add to the way it scratches. 

The most common way glass scratches occur is when it is cared for improperly. Improper cleaning, like cleaning with dirty rags, napkins, abrasive cleaners, or paper towels. 

To get a sparkling-looking glass, use a soft lint-free cloth or a clean microfiber towel. You can also use what our technicians use when they install new windows. 

Don’t rub too hard when cleaning because it causes scratches. Also, avoid dropping sharp objects on the glass. 

How to Remove Scratches from Glass Windows

The following are a few ways you can remove scratches from glass windows:

Nail Polish 

Clear nail polish is very helpful in hiding glass scratches. For this method, you need clear nail polish, a nail polish remover, and a paper towel.

  • Firstly, clean the glass.
  • Spread the nail polish in a thin layer over each scratch using a brush.
  • After the applied mixture has dried, wipe the surface with a nail polish remover applied on a paper towel.

Baking Soda

Baking soda is very good for removing window scratches. For this technique, you have to:

  • Remove the dirt on your glass by cleaning it. 
  • Mix equal measurements of baking soda and water (2 tablespoons of water and 2 tablespoons of baking soda). Mix it till it turns into a paste.
  • Apply the mixture on a piece of clean cloth and apply in a circular motion on the scratch. Let it set for a few seconds. 
  • Then clean the glass to remove the baking soda. 


Toothpaste is one of the most abundantly available things in the home. So, getting it shouldn’t be a problem. Before using this method you need. 

  • Plain white toothpaste. Preferably it should contain whitening formulas, not gel, and baking soda.
  • Light abrasive soap-like liquid pumice. 
  • A soft rag. 

Here are the directions:

  • Clean the glass. 
  • Apply a little quantity of toothpaste. Do this with a damp rag in a circular movement. 
  • Add light pressure and keep rubbing for like 30 seconds. 
  • Then use a clean rag to clean off the excess toothpaste. 
  • In case the scratch is still visible, repeat the process.

Buff with Metal Polish

Metal polish is another cool way of removing window scratches. You can easily purchase this online or at a local hardware store. For this technique, you need a clean soft rag, metal, or glass polishing product. The one containing cerium oxide is preferred.

  • On the metal polish label, you will find some directions. Follow these directions. 
  • Try not to use this product in excess; this can cause an appearance of new scratches.
  • When done, clean out the excess with a clean wet cloth.

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Lee Clarke
Lee Clarke
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