Smears on windows and glass tabletops are among the most annoying things in the world. If you want your home to be spotless, you have to learn how to clean glass surfaces for an impeccable look.
A streak-free window cleaner is the only thing you need to clean your glass windows. You can buy such cleaners from any store. However, keep in mind that some of them actually leave residue behind. Here are a few natural solutions that work much better:
– White vinegar and water in equal amounts
– Two tablespoons of ammonia mixed in two quarts of warm water
– Two tablespoons of dishwashing soap mixed in two quarts of water.
You’ll also need a tool to use with your streak-free window cleaner. You can always use a squeegee, but keep in mind that it will require finesse and a precision you may or may not have. A microfiber cloth or a coffee filter would work much better. They are much easier to handle and they leave behind a spotless glass surface, just like a professional cleaning tool would.
To clean glass, spray your windows or table tops with the homemade cleaning solution you’ve prepared. When it comes to windows, you should start at the top and work your way to the bottom. Once you’re done, wipe the solution from the surface with your microfiber cloth or coffee filter. If it gets too damp, replace it with a clean one. You’ll know when to do it, as you’ll start seeing streaking.
Moderation is key to window cleaning. If you spray too much cleaner on the surface, you’ll get streaks, as your microfiber cloth or coffee filter won’t be able to absorb that much liquid. The result will be a dirty solution you’ll spread over the entire surface, rather than wiping it away with your cloth. In such situations, less is definitely more, so try to be gentle when you spray your cleaner over the glass surface. Start with a small amount of liquid. Repeat spraying only if needed.
Once you’re done, take a careful look at your glass surfaces to ensure that they are streak-free. If you still see smudges, grab a clean microfiber cloth or coffee filter and buff them carefully.
As you can see, cleaning windows, tabletops and other glass surfaces doesn’t have to be difficult. Just follow these guidelines and you’re going to end up with streak-free windows that will look awesome.