Homemade Window Cleaners

Homemade Window Cleaners

Homemade window cleaners are easy to make and safe to be used. Moreover, they are effective in cleaning tough stains as well and give the glass a shiny look. Here's how you can make them...
There are various cleaners that you can make at home and keep your windows clean and shiny. These are easy to make and cost less than those available in the market. Hence, you can save money and use them regularly. If you are wondering how to make one, here's some help.
With Lemon
This recipe needs lemon juice extracted from 2 lemons, 2 cups of club soda or water, 1 tsp cornstarch, and ½ tsp of peppermint essential oil. Take a spray bottle and pour all these ingredients into it. Shake the bottle well before you squirt the mixture on the window. Spread it well on the entire window using a soft washcloth, and rub the stains on the glass gently.
With Rubbing Alcohol
For best results, you can opt for a solution of 1 cup rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol and 1 cup water. Also, add a tbsp of clear, non-sudsing ammonia to this. Both rubbing alcohol and non-sudsing ammonia make effective cleaners, and help remove any tough stains, making the window glass extremely clean and clear.
With White Vinegar
Take 1 cup of white vinegar, add ½ cup of water, mix well, and pour into a spray bottle. Add 15 drops of lemon essential oil to this bottle and shake well. You must shake well each time before use, as the oil doesn't mix well. This cleaner with vinegar and lemon oil will give a perfect shine to your glass window.
With Detergent
Take your regular liquid dishwashing detergent and mix water in it. Do not make it too mild. Take a sponge and use this mixture to clean the windows. You can also use a mixture of 1 tsp of liquid Castile soap, 3 tsp apple cider vinegar, and 2 cups of water, to make an effective window cleaner. Finish by cleaning the windows with water, and then wiping it off with a glass wiper, to ensure that no water or detergent marks are left.
With Cornstarch
Take 5 tbsp cornstarch, ½ cup of white vinegar and household ammonia each, and a gallon of warm water. Take these ingredients in a bucket and stir well, till the cornstarch dissolves completely. Apply on the window using a sponge, and later clean with cold water.
These cleaners will definitely help you get the desired results. It is best to clean the window frame thoroughly, and then work on the glass. One tip is that, after you finish cleaning with the solution, wipe the window using a sponge dipped in water. Finish by wiping the wet window with crumpled newspapers to prevent streaks. Newspaper is even better than white paper towels or tissues, as it leaves no lint behind. Using a glass wiper is also a great idea while you work on larger windows. Remember not to clean the windows when the sun's rays are falling on the glass.
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