Your kitchen design may benefit from the addition of a glass splashback, which not only looks great but also serves a functional purpose. Glass splashbacks, despite their longevity and relative resistance to wear and tear, are susceptible to scratching. And this will not only mar their appearance but also allow grease and food particles to get embedded in the surface as a result of cooking spills.
The good news is that even if your glass splashback has a few scratches, you do not need to completely replace it or spend a lot of money on costly repairs. If the damage is very superficial, you should be able to repair it on your own by making use of a few things that you will most likely already have lying around your house.
What exactly is a glass splashback in a kitchen?
Installing a glass splashback on the wall above and behind the sink, stove, or tabletop workspace is one method of protecting the wall from water damage. When you are making food or washing dishes in the kitchen, it protects the wall behind it from dampness, grease, oil, food splatters, and other types of filth that might occur in the kitchen. In addition to this, the backsplash in your kitchen serves as an attractive element. A worn-out kitchen may have a new lease on life and a completely different appearance with the simple installation of a new backsplash.
The tiles were the conventional material used for splashbacks. However, there is now an extremely diverse selection of other splashback materials available, so the alternatives are almost limitless. Tiles, glass, reconstituted stone, and aluminium composite panels are some of the most well-liked possibilities. Aside from its appearance and overall quality, the price of the material that makes up your glass splashback is obviously one of the most crucial considerations to make.
The following is a simplified guide that will walk you through the process of repairing scratch damage to your glass splashback.
What you’ll need
- Clear spray glass cleaner.
- Toothpaste (not gel)
- Washing-up liquid
- Warm water
- A clean lint-free cloth
- Paper towels
How to go about it
- Clean the glass splashback first to remove any oil and dust that may have accumulated over time. Create a diluted solution of dishwashing liquid and warm water by mixing the two together. Make sure all of the greases are removed from the glass splashback by giving it a thorough cleaning with a sponge that has been soaked in the solution.
- To remove any trace of soap, rinse the area with a clean sponge that has been dipped in clean, warm water.
- Paper towels should be used to thoroughly dry the glass.
- The next step is to use glass cleaner in a spray bottle and spray the glass splashback. First, remove the remnants of the glass cleaner with a fresh cloth that is free of lint, and then polish the splashback.
The important steps
- You may proceed with repairing the damage at this point. Put a dab of toothpaste on the tip of your finger, then gently massage it into the damaged area. Squeeze some toothpaste onto your finger. Continue working the toothpaste into the scrape and the area around it by dampening a clean sponge with warm water and using it to apply pressure as you do so. Because toothpaste includes a moderate abrasive ingredient, this procedure is effective because the scratches are progressively polished away as you work on the affected area.
- The next step is to take a towel that has been dampened with water and remove any residual toothpaste with it. You should discover that all of the scratches have been removed and that the Glass Splashback is now in the same condition as when it was first installed.
- Put the finishing touches on the project by spraying the backsplash with glass cleaner and then polishing it with a cloth that does not contain lint.
If you follow the approach described above, you will be able to remove minor scratch damage from your glass splashback. To prevent additional damage to the glass, you should take extra precautions in the future to keep objects like metal cooking utensils and wire wool a safe distance away from it.