As odd as it may seen, I have never done a post on homemade glass cleaner before. However, I have addressed windows and mirrors quite a few times. Here are a couple “blasts from the past”:
These techniques and formulas have done a great job, but I’ve always thought I was missing something…and then it came to me…grease-cutting action! I don’t know about you….but we get plenty of greasy fingerprints on our mirrors and windows (and other shiny surfaces!)
So I decided to make up a big bottle of this simple cleaning solution I found on Margaret’s Cleaning website. Since we just got finished having tile installed in our kitchen and EVERYTHING is covered in dust and filth…this big bottle is going to come in handy!
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Margaret uses this glass cleaner in her cleaning service to save money and to remove greasy fingerprints. After giving it a try I’m now a believer too!
Homemade Glass Cleaner
- 1/2 gallon of water
- 1/2 cup ammonia
- 16 oz. rubbing alcohol
- 1 teaspoon Dawn dish soap
- a gallon jug (I used one of my favorite re-purposing containers…a Minute Maid OJ jug).
- spray bottle
Fill the empty gallon jug 1/2 full of water.
Add the above ingredients in the order listed. Be sure to add the Dawn dish soap last so it doesn’t lather too much when pouring in the other ingredients. Fill the jug the rest of the way with water.
Gently shake jug to thoroughly mix ingredients, then pour some into a spray bottle.
I tried this cleaner out on the mirror in our studio bathroom and it made short work of the grease and grime. It really wasn’t even a challenge for this cleaner formula. It easily cut through the grease and grime and made the mirror shine in no time flat!
If you’re looking for an all natural glass cleaning formula…Margaret’s got that too! And the beauty of this formulation is its effectiveness at removing stubborn water spots from glass doors….such as the shower or patio doors!
All Natural Glass Cleaner
- White vinegar
- Spray bottle
Simply mix equal amounts of white vinegar with water.
If you have stubborn water spots….spray on, leave on a few minutes, and wipe with a white paper towel (or you can use newspaper.) The vinegar will “eat away” the hard water deposits.
This does not dry as quickly as the first glass cleaner, because there is no rubbing alcohol, so you will probably have to wipe longer to make sure there are no streaks.
What is your favorite glass cleaner?