Do-It-Yourself Glass Cleaners

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August 12, 2016

There is nothing more disheartening than taking a look into a mirror and seeing streaks. While there are countless glass cleaning products on the market, they are often expensive and packed full of chemicals. To keep your Michael’s Glass Company custom mirrors clean and streak free without spending a lot of money, or inhaling harmful chemicals, make an environmentally friendly and powerful cleaner with household ingredients. Some of the most effective, do-it-yourself glass cleaners, include:

Vinegar Based Glass Cleaner

To use vinegar as the base for a glass cleaner, simply add two teaspoons of vinegar to two cups of water. For best results, store the water and vinegar mixture in a spray bottle. Spray a bit of the mixture on the custom mirrors and then wipe with a microfiber cloth. If the vinegar scent is bothersome, consider adding a drop of a favorite essential oil to the mixture. The result will be sparkling, streak-free custom mirrors without the strong chemical odor or the high cost of traditional glass cleaners.

Rubbing Alcohol and Dish Soap Glass Cleaner

For an alternative to vinegar, mix one cup of rubbing alcohol with one cup of water and a small drop of liquid dish soap. Store the mixture in a spray bottle or a small glass bottle. To use, simply dampen a cloth and apply to the glass surface. The rubbing alcohol will provide a shine while the dish soap will remove dirt and build up left from traditional cleaners.

Hydrogen Peroxide and Liquid Castile Soap

This “green” glass cleaner combines two cups of hydrogen peroxide and a drop or two of liquid castile soap in a gallon of water. Mix the ingredients well and then spray it on the surface area of custom mirrors. Gently wipe away dirt and grime and dry the area with a clean cloth. This cleaner dries streak-free.

Lemon Juice Glass Cleaner

To make a homemade lemon juice cleaner, there are different recipes. Combine a cup of lemon juice with two cups of water to make a simple and fresh scented cleaner. Alternatively, half a cup of vinegar, two tablespoons of baking soda or a few drops of liquid dish soap can be added to increase the cleaning power of the mixture. In either recipe, the lemon juice aids in cleaning grime and adds a lingering, refreshing scent to glass and mirrors.

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