Michelle says: "I use hot water and a squeegee - no streaks & no fumes!"
Recipe Using Vinegar & Essential Oils:
Lynn said, "I use 2 cups distilled water, 1 cup vinegar, 5 drops of Lemon Kosher Certified Pure Therapeutic Essential Oils. This works great on all my windows, TV screen (as mine are not the flatscreens), kitchen glass tabletop, and mirrors! :)"
I used to use the glass sprays and wipes when I worked in a bakery to keep the glass sparkly and streak free, BUT I was given a handy hint that absolutely worked much better, and was so much cheaper too.
A clean cloth like Chux and warm water and WHITE VINEGAR. THAT'S ALL.
I couldn't believe it worked so well, and with the generic brand white vinegar costing so little for so much, I now clean any glass, mirrors with just vinegar and water.
Try it. you won't be sorry!!
Thanks Jemima for your recipe. As you can see a couple other readers also use vinegar as well.
Here's what other readers also said:
Daneil's recipe: I just use white vinegar in a spray bottle. I water it down for my little helpers that enjoy spraying more than wiping the glass!
Ron says: Vinegar works good on hard water stains on your windows too. Its acidity neutralizes the alkalinity of calcium deposits. Its cheap too.
There are actually lots of uses for this natural product around your home. I've collected lots of uses for vinegar here, so come check them out or share your own uses as well.
Several people swear by using dish soap. In all the recipes that follow the soap is always very diluted in water (because otherwise it would streak and leave a residue), and sometimes other ingredients are added as well.
There are actually lots of ways to use dishwashing liquid around your home for cleaning and stain removal, not just for washing dishes. I've collected many of these uses here, so come check out even more of them.
Please don't use it on window tent, it will destroy the tent, but use it with a micro fiber cloth and you will have a streak free glass.
Lots of other readers agree with you as well about how well alcohol works on windows, glass and even mirrors. Here's what some other readers also said:
Rhonda says: My son always gets some unknown and impossible spots on the bathroom mirror - nothing gets it off - I finally tried rubbing alcohol and finally they came off. I think it is a mix of hard water spots and hand soap drops. Now I keep a bottle under the bathroom sink just for the bathroom mirrors.
Dawn says: Rubbing alcohol cleans mirrors with no streaks.
Stephanie says: Rubbing alcohol with a window cleaner cloth, it's sort of like a microfiber cloth, but smooth and lint free.
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