• By Jim
  • August 2, 2022

Can Scratched Glass Be Repaired?

Can Scratched Glass Be Repaired?

Unattractive scratches on your windows might be caused by trees rubbing against the home or sharp claws from a hyperactive pet. You don’t always need a glass expert to fix the damage, but you should take care of scratches fairly promptly before they turn into cracks.

Any kind of wear and tear on your property might result in window scratches. Over time, scratches frequently become noticeable and their origin is unknown. Light scratches may, however, be easily repaired regardless of where they came from.

You might want to seek the advice of a professional glass repair business if the damage is severe—for instance, if you can feel a groove in the glass with your fingernail. Glass replacement may be necessary if window panes have significant scratches or breaks.

Simple techniques to remove scratches from glass windows

Scratches on glass may be easily removed with materials that are typically found at home.

Technique 1: The Toothpaste or Pumice Soap Fix

Glass may be polished to remove minor scratches using regular white toothpaste or moderately abrasive liquid soap.


  • Toothpaste that is plain white (baking soda- and/or whitening-formulated versions perform better than gel formulations); or
  • Liquid pumice or a somewhat abrasive soap for thorough hand washing
  • An old washcloth or soft rag


  • Let the area dry after cleaning it.
  • Using a lightly dampened cloth and a tiny quantity of toothpaste, gently rub the scrape in small, circular circles while applying a little pressure.
  • Rub for approximately 30 seconds.
  • Check to see if the scratch has been polished away after wiping away the excess toothpaste with a clean cloth.
  • Repeat as necessary.

Technique 2: The Nail Polish Fix

A glass scratch may be concealed with clear nail polish.


  • Clear nail polish
  • Nail polish remover
  • Paper towel or clean rag


  • Let dry after applying a light coat of nail paint over the whole scratch area (about 1 hour).
  • When the polish has dried, wipe the area with a towel that has been lightly dampened with nail polish remover to wipe away any excess polish that has built up outside of the scratch.

Technique 3: The Serious Glass Buffing Fix

Try a metal or glass polishing product that comes in a paste if your glass requires a little more care and you still prefer a do-it-yourself fix. These goods are available for purchase online or at your neighborhood hardware shop.


  • Product for cleaning glass or metal (look for one containing cerium oxide)
  • Clean, soft rag or sponge


  • Apply the polish as directed on the label, being careful not to apply too much as doing so might lead to the development of new scratches.
  • When done, remove any extra material with a fresh, moist towel.

If none of the DIY scratch removal techniques listed above work for you, you can get help from a professional glass repair service. For all your glass polishing needs, you can get in touch with Glass Polish Service.