Maintaining and Caring For a Glass Display Case

Photoxpress_5018563Glass display cases are used in a variety of different businesses and situations. Sports teams frequently use them to show off trophies acquired by athletes, schools also use them for displaying students’ trophies and accolades, and retail stored use glass display cases to show off product to customers in a safe environment. Of course, these are just a few of the many instances where they are used. No matter what you intend on using a glass display case for, you must know how to properly maintain it. Here we’ll take a closer look into the basic maintenance steps required to care for a glass display case.

Watch What You Place On It

One of the biggest mistakes owners make when using their glass display case is placing heavy, abrasive objects on top of it. While it may not initially cause any damage, over time the abrasive surface of the object will slowly scratch the glass. Contrary to what some people may believe, there’s no easy way to remove a scratch from an authentic glass surface. You might be able to buff it out depending on how deep the scratch is, but there’s really your only option other than replacing the glass. To prevent this type of damage from occurring to your display case, it’s recommended that you avoid placing heavy objects on it.

The good news, however, is that glass is waterproof. You can spill drinks and other liquids on it without fear of it damaging. I wouldn’t necessarily advise owners to spill drinks on their display case, but it’s nice to know glass will hold up under the moisture.


Like all materials, glass must be occasionally dusted to maintain its elegant and sophisticated appearance. Allowing your glass display case to gather dust will take away from its natural beauty. Another area where authentic glass shines is its ease of dusting. The hard, slick surface of glass requires minimal work to dust. You can either run over your glass display case with a feather duster, or you can wipe it down with a lint-free microfiber cloth. Both of these methods should make easy work of even the dustiest display case.

So, how often should you dust a glass display case? There’s no easy answer to this question, as it depends on the quality of air surrounding it. If you keep the air filter in your home or store changed at least once a month, then you can probably get by with dusting your glass display case once every other week. On the other hand, if the air filter is dirty, your display case will require more frequent dusting.

Glass Cleaner

In addition to dusting, you should also get into the habit of using a glass cleaning product on your display case. Doing so will not only help remove dust and dirt, but it will also give your display case an ultra-shiny and clean appearance. Just give it a good couple of sprays with an ammonia-based glass cleaner followed by wiping it down with a clean paper towel.

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