Cleaning Glass Doors. Sparkling clean windows are every homeowner’s dream. They want onlookers to say, “Look how spotless the windows of that house are.” When your house has a glass door, it’s tougher to achieve this because of the wide surface.
Keeping glass clean can be a challenging task. Most people get the job done using commercial glass cleaners, but the ones with highly reactive chemicals can corrode the glass. The good news is that plenty of DIY tricks help you get a clean slate.
One of the most stains is caused by hard water. They are caused by a high concentration of calcium and magnesium minerals. If you use tap water to wipe your glass door, these minerals build up over time and make the door look extremely dirty.
As we said, you can take the DIY route and make a cleaner with only a few household ingredients for cleaning glass doors. Let’s take a look at them:
- Baking Soda
- Spray bottle
- Scrub Brush
- Microfiber Cloth
Lemon or Vinegar
These are the two most common kitchen ingredients found in every pantry. Besides giving your food a zesty taste, they are also champion cleaners. Lemon and vinegar are non-toxic and can be used to clean any surface.
Here’s how to use vinegar to make a DIY glass stain remover:
- Fill a spray bottle with 1 part vinegar and 1 part water (If the stains are tough, increase the amount of vinegar)
- Spray the solution on the glass and use a microfiber cloth to wipe it
When using lemon, squeeze the juice of one in a spray bottle of water and use it in the same way mentioned above.
Baking Soda and Vinegar
If the stains are still visible, it’s to bring in the big guns. Baking soda is an all-around cleaner and does a fantastic job removing hard water stains from glass.
Here’s how to use vinegar and baking soda:
- Place a towel on the bottom edge of the window (This will absorb water droplets)
- Spray the glass with the vinegar solution and leave it on for 30 minutes
- In a bowl, mix three parts baking soda and one part water
- Make a paste and use a scrub brush to apply it to the window
- Rub in circular motions
- When the paste starts to dry, spray the vinegar solution on it and scrub again
- The second time around, you will see the paste foaming as vinegar reacts with it
- When it stops foaming, use a sponge to wipe the paste
- Spray the glass with clean water and use a squeegee to wipe it
- Finally, wipe the glass with a microfiber cloth to dry it
It seems easy cleaning glass doors, right? It is easy and not at all time-consuming! So, grab everything you need from the kitchen and get to work. You can make these DIY solutions in quantity and store them in the cabinet under the kitchen sink. You can wipe your glass doors before the stains get tough.