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Get spotless glass and mirrors – GSA Top Tips

Glass mirrors and windows accumulate a build-up dust with very little effort. And though you may clean them often, using much applied elbow-grease, the cleaning products and old wash cloth, paper towel and dusting cloth you use can leave lint and streaky marks on the surface. 

Using the proper tools to clean your glass windows, mirrors, shower stalls and glass furniture can make your cleaning experience less of a chore. Microfiber towels, chamois and squeegees are the best tools to use, opposed to paper towels because paper towels are most likely to leave the surface you’re cleaning with streaks and lint.

Quick Tip

Though unconventional, newspapers are a great inexpensive alternative for cleaning glass surfaces. They have far better results than paper towels, and the ink doesn’t stain the glass. But be careful not to rub the newspaper on glass frames. It cause damage to the frame coating.

Here are a few useful tips to help you get your glass windows and mirrors squeaky clean without breaking a sweat:

  1. 1.Gather all the cleaning supplies such as white vinegar, water (preferably distilled water), spray bottle or a large bowl, microfiber cloth/soft lint-free cloth/newspaper, and cotton swabs/soft toothbrush.
  2. 2.In case you are cleaning a glass window, lay towels on the window sills. This is particularly important when cleaning a window with wooden windowsills.
  3. 3.Create a cleaning solution by mixing one part white vinegar and four parts water.
  4. 4.Spray it on your cleaning cloth, or simply dip the cleaning tool in this solution and wring out the excess fluid.

Good to know

  1. 5.In case the size of the glass is too large or if you are using a newspaper for cleaning then it would be better to spray the solution on the glass itself.
  2. 6.Rub the glass surface in a circular motion to remove all the spots. Next, wipe with vertical strokes, followed by horizontal swipes to make the glass clean and shiny.
  3. 7.Clean the corners and edges with a cotton swab or a soft toothbrush.
  4. 8.Finish off with a quick buff using newspaper, or an old cotton t-shirt/cloth diapers to polish the glass.

Quick Tip

For cleaning extremely dirty glass, begin by cleaning it with a microfiber cloth soaked in a cleaning solution, whether it is homemade or store-bought. Finally, polish the glass by rubbing it with a crumpled-up newspaper sheet.

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