How to Clean Metal and Glass Furniture‚Äč

Glass and metal furniture can add much needed character to your living space, but do require some upkeep to ensure they look their best. If you’re unsure of how to maintain your metal or glass topped furniture, then follow these simple cleaning tips.

Cleaning glass-topped furniture

To keep glass furniture, like tables, looking as elegant as possible you’ll need to make sure it stays free from dust and dirt. In order to keep on-top of potential dust, you should clean your glass once a week at least, dependent on how often it is in use.

Our top tips for glass furniture

Before cleaning, wipe the glass with a dry paper towel or microfiber cloth. Use straight vinegar to clean any stubborn stains or spills. Give your table added sparkle by using a piece of crumpled newspaper.

Cleaning copper and metal

Metal furniture can be tricky to maintain as it is often affected by both air and moisture. This doesn’t mean it should be avoided, as it adds rustic character to any home. Here are a few ways to ensure you clean your metals properly, and prevent them from rusting.

Our top tips for metal furniture

  • Copper: Apply acidic liquids like lemon or vinegar if the surface looks tarnished.
  • Cast iron: Use sandpaper to remove small rust spots, then seal with a protective sealant.
  • Stainless steel: Wipe the surface clean with a damp cloth and a touch of detergent, allow to dry fully.


From coffee tables, to cabinets, glass and metal furniture looks great for both modern and traditional homes. However, in order to get the most out of your decorative piece, it’s important to keep up with the correct cleaning technique. If you’re looking to add another glass or metal furniture piece to your collection, browse our selection here or call us on 0115 925 8347.