How to clean windows with vinegar?

How to clean windows with vinegar? Hmm, interesting. Maybe you didn’t even think about this. But it is possible.

In this how-to, you’ll learn

    • How to make your own vinegar window washing solution.

    • What type of solution you will need based on how dirty your windows are.

    • How to clean windows with vinegar.

Vinegar is a miracle from nature. Completely non-toxic and anti-bacterial, vinegar is actually beneficial to any surface it touches. It safely kills germs and is much more economical than chemical cleaning solutions. It’s not even harmful when accidentally inhaled or ingested. (If you’ve got kids, you’ll love that part).

The acidic composition of vinegar acts quickly to break down the kind of film that frequently accumulates on glass surfaces. When you wash a window using a solution that contains vinegar, the results will almost always be free from streaks and sparkling clean windows.

Recipes for Vinegar Window Washing Solution

Martha Stewart included a section with detailed recommendations for window washing in her series, “20 More Things Everyone Should Know”. Below are a few choice tips, along with her vinegar window-washing recipe.

  1. Mix one part hot water to one part distilled vinegar.

  2. Sponge cleaning: Moisten the window, using the solution, then clean.

  3. Squeegee cleaning: Always dampen the squeegee first and clean from the top down, wiping the edge of the squeegee after every stroke.

  4. Clean only when there is no direct sun on the windows.

  5. Rinse and dry the window frames immediately to avoid any damage.

Green Living, from National Geographic, recommends this simple recipe, plus a few extra tips for the best window cleaning outcome.

  1. In a spray bottle, mix 50% distilled vinegar (white) and 50% tap water.

  2. For extremely grimy glass, prewash with very soapy water, then go to the vinegar spray.

  3. Got highly resistent spots? Try rubbing hard with a cloth dipped in undiluted vinegar.

Are the Streaks Still Blurring Your View?

Don’t blame the vinegar. Streaks are caused by residue left on the glass by commercial products. The answer? See the information below:

First Vinegar Wash

  • 2 c. water

  • 1/4 c. white vinegar

  • 1/2 tsp. dishwashing detergent or liquid

  • Combine these ingredients in a spray bottle, then just spray and clean.

Forever After Vinegar Wash

  • 1 c. water

  • 1 c. white vinegar

  • Combine these ingredients in a spray bottle, spray and clean. This is for normal windows.

Vinegar Wash For Horribly Grimy Windows

  • 1 c. full strength white vinegar

  • Warm up the solution and use directly on glass to clean.

What's the best wipe?

You can ensure a streak-free, squeaky clean window by using one of the above tips and wiping with paper towels, microfiber cloths or newspaper. Whatever you use, make sure its lint-free.

HINT: Squeegees are harder to get the hang of, but they almost always do a better job when you clean windows.

clean windows with vinegar

What if you don't have time to clean your windows?

Then you hire a Window Cleaning Company. Are you looking for one? When hiring a window cleaning company, usually the wisest choice is to check the reviews in websites like Yelp, or Google. This can give you a hint of whether to try their service or not.

Why use Shining Image?

Shining Image of Texas cleans windows since 1993. Yes, that’s 27 years by today, 2020. We aren’t newbies, and we know what our customers want: SHINY WINDOWS!

We’ve built a customer base of over 10,000 customers during all these years, including commercial cleaning, and janitorial services for over 20 schools in Austin and San Antonio areas. We clean windows and much more, for a reasonable price.

If you live in Austin, or San Antonio areas in Texas, then it’s your lucky day. Shining Image serves these areas. If you want to get in touch with us, please, fill the form below, or call 512-358-4784.

 
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