Lisa asked: I spilled coffee on my glass-topped coffee table awhile back. Some of it seeped under the glass top, which has now become stuck to the wood. I have tried drizzling all-purpose cleaning liquid between the glass and the wood, but that hasn’t done the trick. I also tried threading dental flow between the glass and the wood, but it just kept breaking. Any ideas? Thank you!
The design of your coffee table may require some creativity with this process, but if the coffee was able to work between the glass and the wood then it’s a safe bet you can solve your problem by following these steps.
You Will Need:
- WD-40 with smart straw
- Glass cleaner
- Clean rags
Steps to Remove the Glass:
- Spray WD-40 into the crack or space between the glass and the wood, using the smart straw for accuracy.
- Wait several minutes to allow the WD-40 to work.
- Begin wiggling the glass in place, using a side to side motion instead of trying to push or pull it up. This will allow the WD-40 greater penetration and lessen the risk of breaking the glass.
- Repeat as necessary. The WD-40 will break down the sticky, coffee “glue” and eventually free the glass top.
- Once the glass comes up, wipe the wood down with a clean rag. Make sure you clean up all of the original spill. The WD-40 will not hurt the wood.
- Use a second clean cloth and glass cleaner to clean the glass before replacing it in the table.
Additional Tips and Advice
- If the design of your table allows it, you can work a thin piece of plastic between the glass and the wood to speed the process. A credit card or similar item will work well to separate the two without damaging either one.
- Lay a towel or newspaper on the floor to cover and protect carpet or other types of flooring vulnerable to stains from the WD-40.