Cornstarch and Vinegar Window Cleaner Recipe

May 13, 2013

A wonderful window cleaner can be made out of the following:

Mix 2 cups of hot water with 1/4 cup of vinegar and a tablespoon of cornstarch. Mix very well, and the pour into a spray bottle. Use with crumpled up newspaper. The windows will shine!


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September 11, 2004

Put all the ingredients into a clean spray bottle and shake to mix. Use as you would a commercial glass cleaner. Spray on glass and wipe dry with a clean cloth or newspaper.

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March 7, 2019

I used a cornstarch recipe from this site last spring and have been trying to get the film off the windows ever since. I don't want to have to replace all our windows, but they are far worse than before and nothing will take it off.

Any suggestions?


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March 7, 20190 found this helpful

I would try vinegar or a Magic Eraser.

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March 8, 20190 found this helpful

Try a little lemon juice in water. Use a white rag to gently rub out the spots. Hope this clean it up for you.

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October 14, 20190 found this helpful

There should not be any residue left at all. Some ppl have confused spray starch with cornstarch. Did u just use ONLY 2 tblsps per 2 cups of water along with the vinegar ?

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April 9, 2010

I am looking for a recipe for window cleaner. It was made with cornstarch and alcohol, and I am not sure what else. It really worked.

By Jilly from WI


April 10, 20100 found this helpful

Here are the few I have found: (scroll way down)


Good luck!

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September 4, 2013

How does cornstarch help make the glass cleaner streak free?

By Sue B

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April 9, 2010

Best window cleaner ever. Take 1/2 cup of cornstarch and mix with a gallon of water. Mix very good, then you can either pour some in spray bottle or you can pour some in a container.

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July 8, 2009

I have always had trouble with cleaning windows. I always get streaks. I saw in an old book to use a handful of cornstarch in a bucket of lukewarm water.

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August 14, 2008

For cleaner windows the inexpensive way use 1/2 cup cornstarch to a quart of warm water.

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