The Secret to Streak-Free Glass

Carefully mix together your cleaning ingredients in a new, empty spray bottle. Do not reuse a spray bottle that previously had another kind of cleaner in it. This eliminates the possibility of a toxic chemical reaction between the new ingredients and the old cleaner.

Basic Homemade Glass Cleaner Formula

Mixing alcohol and white vinegar makes a quickly evaporating glass and mirror cleaner that can compete with the cleaning power of national brands. This same recipe can also be used to give a nice shine to ceramic, chrome, and other hard surfaces.

 Do not use vinegar on stone or other materials that can react with or be etched by acid.

  • 1 cup rubbing alcohol
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar

Homemade Glass Cleaner With Corn Starch

There are a couple of tricks to using this formula:

  1. Shake the spray bottle well before spraying on the cleaner to mix up the solution.
  1. Continue wiping until the glass is clear; if you leave the cleaner on the surface, the cornstarch leaves a residue.

The components for this are:

  • 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 cups water

Best Tool for Wiping WIndows

You’ve probably heard this before, but the best homemade “rag” for windows is plain black-and-white newspaper. It’s free, it’s recyclable, and it leaves glass and mirrors without streaks and lint. Cotton rags and paper towels leave too much lint, and paper towels are a waste of paper.

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