How to Cut Replacement Furniture Glass
Furniture glass is an integral part of many classy or modern interiors. Glass seems to never go out of date and has remained a popular trend for many years. Since this type of furniture is easily chipped or broken, homeowners need to consider precautionary measures.
Polishing the Chips
You can start by polishing chips. You can send the area of the chip with a 300 and 600 grit sandpaper until the point of the problem is smoothened out. After cleaning all debris, brush a silver polish on the area of the chip. Painting the glass furniture’s edges would make the chip look like a part of a rim or frame.
You can also consider painting the glass different colors; you do not have to stick to the traditional. Depending on your home’s motif, you can experiment with different shades and tones. If you are painting glass in a traditional home, it is best to stick with neutrals or blue shades. A modern home will also benefit from a neutral background color of taupe or beige. Most modern décor is simple and elegant, so keep your color theme uniform.
Replacement of the Glass
In the case of a break, you will need to replace the glass of your furniture. Buy a glass panel that is exactly the quality of the original glass of your furniture. You can ask about what type of glass you need by using a piece of the glass as a sample.
The size of the replacement glass you should buy will depend on the space it would fill in. Be sure to measure properly and allow for extra cutting space.
Thoroughly wash or wipe the glass clean. Lay it on a glass cutting mat. Then, measure and mark the area you would need to cut. You can use colored tapes to mark these areas. Stick the tape to the back of the glass so it does not get in the way of cutting.
Get a cutting wheel or if you like, a meters stick. Now position the glass cutter on the edge of the first straight line that you want to cut. Slowly roll over the cutting wheel directly to the other end of the line. To let the glass snap itself, drive a pencil on the cut line. Apply soft pressure to help the glass snap. Go back again to cut the other lines in the pattern and snap the areas using a pencil.
Remember that the time you would dedicate to cutting would all depend on the complexity of your pattern. Never forget to wear an eye gear or goggles prior to cutting the gloves. You might also want wear gloves to protect your hands.