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Homemade Window and Glass Cleaner Recipes

Ingredients:

  • 1 pint rubbing alcohol
  • 2 Tbsp. ammonia
  • 2 Tbsp. liquid dish washing soap

Directions:

In a gallon jar, mix all 3 ingredients. Fill jar rest of way up with water. Use in spray container.

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November 18, 2016

This is a page about cornstarch and vinegar window cleaner recipe. Clean your windows using common kitchen products for sparkling glass and money savings.

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March 8, 2017

Rubbing alcohol is an excellent product to use for cleaning windows. This is a page about using rubbing alcohol for cleaning windows.

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April 24, 2014

Fill up bottle sprayer almost two inches to the rim. Add 1 Tbsp dish detergent and 1 tsp. of any dishwasher rinse aid. Add blue food color, if desired.

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My mother taught us to cut a potato, so we could rub the starch onto the window pane. Three reasons why this is a good method:

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July 22, 2009

There is a recipe for glass cleaner with vinegar and ammonia. Do you have it?

By Pamm Thimlar from Zionsville, IN

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July 23, 20090 found this helpful

Mix equal parts in an empty squirt bottle.

Rubbing alcohol
Ammonia
Water
good luck.

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July 24, 20090 found this helpful

I have one and it works very well.

1 C ammonia
1/2 C white vinegar
1 gallon of water
1 drop of blue food coloring (optional)

Mix together and pour some in a spray bottle and keep the rest in a gallon jug. This can also be used as a multipurpose cleaner around your home. Good luck!

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July 24, 20090 found this helpful

I don't even bother with the ammonia. Just mix equal parts of water and distilled vinegar and the glass will be just as clean. If the windows, or mirrors, are not really dirty I just use 1/3 vinegar to 2/3 water. A trick for streak less windows with little effort is to never wash them when the sun is shining on them ;-)

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July 24, 20090 found this helpful

This is what I use:

1 pint water
½ C rubbing alcohol
1 T ammonia
1 or 2 drops blue food coloring (optional)

I like this formula because it doesn't have the strong ammonia smell
but still does a great job cleaning glass.

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July 25, 20090 found this helpful

You can also use Windshield cleaner. It's cheap and works great!

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December 5, 2007

Can anyone give me a recipe for window washing solution that can be used for outside windows in the winter? I just moved into a new home and the windows are filthy.



By Clark12

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December 5, 20071 found this helpful

My mama used vinegar and water and dried them with newspaper from the 20s to the 40s when everyone had coal heat with gunk pouring out the chimneys.

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December 7, 20070 found this helpful

If you are going to wash your windows outside when there's a chance of the cleaner frosting over, just put about a 1/4 cup of rubbng alcohol in with the cleaner. This will stop it from freezing or frosting over.

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By siris (Guest Post)
December 7, 20070 found this helpful

I did janitorial for 5 years at the local college. We used windshield washer liquid. There is a no freeze type for winter use in the car too. Works great on any window.

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December 7, 20070 found this helpful

Outside in below zero or close to it temps use the windshield cleaner for cars. Works very good. Can use a squeegie too

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February 16, 20080 found this helpful

I use vinegar and water as well.

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February 27, 2011

Do any of you have a recipe for a homemade window cleaner?

By shelley from San Diego

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February 28, 20111 found this helpful

Plain old vinegar. Works wonders. Also use a lint free cloth and good to go.

Karyn

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February 3, 2009

I have made a window cleaner with Isopropyl alcohol, ammonia, water and essential oil but the ammonia's smell is very pungent. I don't know how to make the ammonia's odor subside. Can anyone help me out of this problem?



Raheel from Karachi, Pakistan

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February 4, 20090 found this helpful

Is there a way to use less ammonia or to substitute another ingredient in order to lessen the odor?

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By kwgzzs (Guest Post)
February 5, 20090 found this helpful

I mix equal amounts of water, isopropyl alcohol and vinegar and it is a great window cleaner, no smell and no streaking.

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By mgkinnaird (Guest Post)
February 6, 20090 found this helpful

I would imagine that the essential oil leaves a greasy film on glass, causing streaking, and attracting dirt. The problem with ammonia is that is is quite volatile - it evaporates readily, and there is nothing you can do about that except try reducing the amount of ammonia in stages until it no longer works or no longer smells, whichever comes first.

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November 16, 2009

I have used Windex's window cleaning sheets. They work great but are kind of expensive. Does anyone know how to make homemade cleaning sheets? Thank you.

By karen from Charleston, SC

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February 27, 2011

This can be used on windows, mirrors, appliances, faucets, etc. I find that it works better (read: less streaking) than store bought.

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June 9, 2010

I have the best glass cleaner recipe ever! I've been using this for over 10 years! You can also put it in your window washer container in your car.

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