Glass cleaning tricks

Save money and get incredible results by applying the following tricks to clean the glass that we have for you.

White vinegar is a natural product with outstanding properties that is present in many household cleaning processes.

It has the ability to remove accumulated dirt, provide shine and a perspective of transparency on glass.

To use it as a glass cleaner, you only have to mix half a liter of white vinegar in five liters of water.
Apply with a spray bottle or directly with a cotton cloth.

Rinse with water and you will notice how your windows look shiny and beautiful.

traditional alcohol

Without a doubt, alcohol is one of the products that is always at home and is useful for many things.

However, you probably don’t know that you can use it to clean the windows in your house. The result is incredible.

Add a few drops to a water-dampened cloth and wipe down your windows.

You will get a mirror effect that you would not expect to have with other products.

The shine and transparency that this liquid leaves will make your crystals look like new.

Hot water and liquid soap

The third of our glass cleaning tricks includes an infallible mixture made with warm water and liquid soap.

The first thing you have to do is go over the windows with a cloth dipped in warm water to remove the first layer of grease.

Afterwards, you are going to wash that cloth, moisten it in warm water with a little liquid soap and clean again vigorously.

When you have removed the grease and dust stains, wash the cloth again and with more clean water you remove the soap.

Vinegar cleaner mix

In the market you can find different glass cleaners, but we recommend adding three parts of white vinegar to enhance its action. You can also add a few drops of lemon to improve the brightness of the windows.

Make this mixture in a spray bottle, apply to your windows, and rub with crumpled up newspaper to remove smudges and grime. Dry with more recycled newspaper and that’s it.

traditional stain remover

The stain remover is a product that is sold in stores and, as its name indicates, it is special for removing stains from glass and surfaces.

It comes in a spray bottle for easy application and is very effective at removing accumulated dirt and the stains that it usually leaves behind.

What you should do is apply the product on the window, after cleaning it to remove some dust, and rub with a soft sponge that will not scratch the surface. Use a damp cloth to remove the product and a completely dry one to observe its effectiveness.

Pat dry with coffee filters or newspaper

Although we recommend using 100% cotton cloths, a more sustainable alternative includes coffee filters and newspaper for this task.

The filters are made of a very soft type of paper that allows you to clean the crystals without scratching them and leaving a very good shiny finish. On the other hand, old newspaper does not scratch the windows and prevents dirt from sticking easily.

Use the up and down technique

After choosing any of the recommended products to clean your windows, we recommend applying the up and down technique to clean.

This consists of starting to clean from the top to the bottom. Thus, you will prevent drops of dirt from being generated on the part that you have already left ready. In addition, it is important that no lint that looks like spots remains after drying.

Avoid at all costs the appearance of bubbles

This advice is special for cases in which you have chosen a mixture that includes soap. Foam tends to leave spots and that’s what we don’t want to see on our windows, right? Therefore, it is recommended to use a very small amount of this product and make sure to rinse very well.

Interior glass horizontally and exterior vertically

In the ninth of the tricks to clean glass, we will talk about a technique to improve the results. It is about cleaning the interior crystals with horizontal movements and the exterior ones with vertical movements.

The reason for doing this is very simple: if there are spots or scratches left after the process, you will know with more certainty which side to polish.

You have to be constant with cleaning

We conclude this list of glass cleaning tricks with a very useful tip.

Constant maintenance of your windows will reduce the time you must spend on them and will make the products work more efficiently, by not having to fight layer upon layer of grime.

After doing the deepest cleaning, be sure to dedicate time to maintenance, every time you do general cleaning in your home or office.