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Simple instructions for making your own homemade glass cleaner that’s super effective as a window cleaner spray and leaves windows streak free.

Cleaning at home with DIY cleaning products and minimising my use of chemical cleaners is something that has always appealed to me.

This is the homemade glass cleaner recipe I use on the windows inside the house, mirrors, glass surfaces and tiles.

And it’s just the BEST window cleaning solution. It leaves windows sparkling clean, super shiny and streak free.

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Cleaning windows with white vinegar is actually really effective, it leaves them squeaky clean.

How to make homemade glass cleaner

You actually only need three ingredients to make our homemade glass cleaner and it takes just 2 minutes!

I think you’ll just LOVE that our homemade window cleaner doesn’t smell really strongly of ammonia or chemicals.

What you need to make homemade window cleaner

  • Empty spray bottle – these are usually around £1 from supermarkets/general stores or you can order on Amazon
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • squirt of washing up liquid – I use Ecover washing up liquid

How to make homemade glass cleaner

  • Pour the water and vinegar into the spray bottle, add a squirt of washing up liquid and swirl to combine all the ingredients.
  • Screw on the spray bottle lid and you’re ready to clean!

How to use homemade glass cleaner

Using our homemade window cleaner spray is super easy. And I find it the best window cleaning solution.

  • Just spray the windows with a generous quantity of the window cleaner spray.
  • Then wipe the windows clean with a lint free cloth. Really rubbing the window cleaning solution into the corners and along the edges where dirt can gather on the glass.
  • Then I simply buff the window dry with paper kitchen towel to remove any streaks.

The white vinegar in the homemade glass cleaner works really well to remove greasy sticky marks like children’s hand prints from windows and leaves them streak free in no time!

Best of all this is a natural glass cleaner with no nasty chemicals!

The glass cleaner is also brilliant at removing that black mould and mildew that can gather along the bottom by the window sealant.

I usually clean my inside windows once a month and wipe off any sticky or greasy marks as I see them.

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Yield: Around 400ml

How to make homemade glass cleaner

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The best homemade glass cleaner recipe that's great as a window cleaner spray

Prep Time 2 minutes
Active Time 2 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost £2

Materials

  • 1 clean empty spray bottle
  • 2 cups cold water 
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar 
  • drop of washing up liquid 

Tools

  • Funnel
  • Cup 

Instructions

  1. Pour the water and vinegar into a spray bottle and add a squeeze of washing up liquid.
  2. Screw on the spray bottle lid.
  3. Swirl all the ingredients together gently.

Notes

To use simply spray onto glass, wipe and then buff off with paper towles.

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