Cleaning window glass

Tips for cleaning glass and windows

Mary Smith
By Mary Smith. Updated: January 16, 2017
Tips for cleaning glass and windows

Clean glass and windows is usually a cumbersome task for many people, and it seems that the more you look, the more spots you see. It is important to know how to clean glass, but it is essential to know the tips that can make your life easier. Choosing the right cleaning product or method will be key points, so on OneHowTo we give you a few tricks for cleaning glass. We hope you find them useful!

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  1. Ammonia
  2. Newspaper
  3. Vinegar
  4. Starch


Ammonia is one of the best products that you can use to clean glass, windows and mirrors. And that's because this product has a great degreasing and cleaning effect, with which you will get amazing results. Dilute the ammonia in a little water- always be cautious, as it is an abrasive product - and proceed to clean your glasses.

Tips for cleaning glass and windows - Ammonia


Another perfect trick to clean glasses is to use newspaper paper instead of a cloth. Thus you avoid lint sticking to the glass.

Tips for cleaning glass and windows - Newspaper


Also, when it comes to polishing your glasses, mixing water with vinegar and spraying it onto the surfaces to be cleaned works a treat. To do this, put the mixture into a spray bottle and thus apply this preparation directly onto the marks on the glass. To achieve even better results, we recommend using hot or warm water to remove dirt more easily. This trick is also perfect for eliminating watermarks on glass.

You can use vinegar to clean and brighten other surfaces as well, learn how in our article about household uses of vinegar.


Another trick to remove dirt from glasses is to dilute starch (a teaspoon) in a pint of hot water and then spread the mixture over the glass with a sponge. Then, soak newspaper paper with vinegar and - once the mix is dry - rub the glass with the newspaper paper to remove the starch.

You could also find out how to remove scratches from your glasses at

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Reena Bhatt
Hello, I really found good tips for various cleaning. I am looking for window panes cleaning tips and not able to find here. If they are already on site I would request you to send me the link and if not - please make one for me. I really need help in cleaning of sliding windows/doors panes that are too thin to reach. they accumulate a lot of dust and objects which becomes difficult to take out even with vacuum.
OneHowTo Editor
Hi there, if they are wooden, this article may help:
Reena Bhatt
Hello, thank u for your immediate response. No I have metal tracks installed for french sliding windows and doors and they are too stubborn to be clean.
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