A glass kitchen splashback can really add a touch of style as well as practicality to your kitchen décor scheme. Although glass splashbacks are durable and pretty hardwearing, they can become scratched, spoiling their looks as well as trapping grease and bits of food thrown up by cooking splashes.
The good news is that you don't have to totally replace your scratched glass kitchen splashback or spend money on expensive repairs. In the case of minor scratch damage, you can usually fix the problem yourself simply by using a few items that you'll probably have around your home.
Here's a brief tutorial on how to fix scratch damage on your glass kitchen splashback.
What you'll need
- washing-up liquid
- warm water
- paper towels
- a clean lint-free cloth
- clear spray glass cleaner
- toothpaste (not gel)
How to do it
- The first thing to do is clean the glass splashback to get rid of any grease and dust. Make up a mild solution of washing-up liquid and warm water. Use a sponge dipped in the solution to give the glass splashback a thorough soaping until all the grease has gone.
- Use a clean sponge dipped in clean, warm water to rinse away any soapy residue.
- Blot the glass dry with paper towels.
- Next, give the glass splashback a spray with glass cleaner. Use a clean, lint-free cloth to wipe away the glass cleaner, and then polish up the splashback.
- Now you can move on to fixing the damage. Squeeze a small blob of toothpaste onto the end of your finger and gently rub it into the scratched area. Dampen a clean sponge with warm water and use it to continue rubbing the toothpaste into the scratch and surrounding area. This method works well, because toothpaste contains a mild abrasive substance that gradually polishes out the scratches as you work on the damaged area.
- Next, take a damp cloth and wipe away any remaining toothpaste. You should find that all the scratches have gone and your glass splashback is now as good as new.
- Finish off the job by spraying the splashback with glass cleaner and polishing it up with a lint-free cloth.
You can remove minor scratch damage from your glass kitchen splashback by following the above method. In the future, take care to keep items such as wire wool and metal cooking tools well away from the glass to avoid further damage.