How To Get Sparkling Clean Windows And Glass In Seconds!
Getting sparkling clean windows and glass can be time-consuming and frustrating in this post I’ll show you how to get shiny glass in seconds with my window cleaning tips!
Any dog owner or mum to a toddler would probably tell you that trying to get shiny windows is the bane of their lives.
As a mother of little kids, two cats and as a professional domestic, commercial cleaner and organiser I’m here to tell you that it’s the bane of my life too!
There are tons of products which promise a streak-free windows and streak free chrome, I have tried a vast amount of products both store-bought and professional products, and I have to say I’ve been bitterly disappointed with nearly all of them!
If your glass cleaning technique isn’t correct, you can end up working really hard for hugely disappointing results, and you may find yourself cleaning the area a second time finding the same thing happens again!
There’s no great trick to getting sparkling clean windows; it’s all down to the tools you use and your technique!
Best glass cloths
Glass cleaning cloths are probably the essential tool in your quest for streak-free window cleaning and streak- free chrome.
If you’re trying to get streak free windows and are using a standard everyday cloth, rag or microfiber, then you’re going to be polishing for a very long time to remove the lint and streaks.
I wouldn’t even attempt to polish glass or chrome without using a special glass cloth.
Glass cloths are designed so that they can be used just with water; they work brilliantly well with just water. However, there are times when you may need a little boost to remove dried on toothpaste, if you’ve got small kids, or to remove the marks on your glass from your pets.
The glass cloth I recommend for shiny windows is the e-cloth, it is lint free and does not leave any residue on the surface of your glass or chrome.
The best technique for sparkling clean windows and glass.
When it comes to getting streak-free windows, its pretty simple, just stick to these simple rules!
- The drier your cloth, the better your shine, most people, soak the surface they are cleaning with so much product that it can be almost impossible you clean and dry. What happens then, is that the product air dies onto the glass and that’s what leaves the steaks!
A tiny amount of water on your cloth is all you need, if you have a heavily soiled surface increase the wetness of your cloth but do not over soak.
- Spot clean, for mirrors and windows, try to deal with the heavily soiled areas first before cleaning the whole area. If you soak the entire area, you will be smearing the dirt onto the clean areas. Spot clean the caked on dirt first, then polish at the end.
- Don’t over spray, after removing the crud you should now only need the tiniest spray on the area you are cleaning, the more product you use, the harder it will be to clean off and the more time-consuming it will be.
Q. What is the best glass and window cleaner?
There are hundreds of glass cleaners on the market, and some leave horrendous streaks!
I like to make my own DIY window cleaner because it is cheaper than shop bought products, smells amazing and never streaks!
My Homemade No Streak Window Cleaner
You can replace the peppermint oil with your favourite essential oil your choice!
I have tried hundreds of products over the years both professional and domestic, and there is one product I keep returning to, as I find it never streaks, Xanto Power Active window and glass cleaner 650ml £5.24, is by far the best I’ve tried. I usually get it in the bargain shops here in the UK, but you can order it below from Amazon
I also use the same products on glazed tile and all other high gloss surfaces like kitchen cabinets.
What do you do to get your sparkling clean windows? Leave us a comment below!
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