In a gallon jar, mix all 3 ingredients. Fill jar rest of way up with water. Use in spray container.
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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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There is a recipe for glass cleaner with vinegar and ammonia. Do you have it?
By Pamm Thimlar from Zionsville, IN
Mix equal parts in an empty squirt bottle.
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!
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 ;-)
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.
You can also use Windshield cleaner. It's cheap and works great!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Outside in below zero or close to it temps use the windshield cleaner for cars. Works very good. Can use a squeegie too
I use vinegar and water as well.
Do any of you have a recipe for a homemade window cleaner?
By shelley from San Diego
Plain old vinegar. Works wonders. Also use a lint free cloth and good to go.
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?
Is there a way to use less ammonia or to substitute another ingredient in order to lessen the odor?
I mix equal amounts of water, isopropyl alcohol and vinegar and it is a great window cleaner, no smell and no streaking.
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.
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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This can be used on windows, mirrors, appliances, faucets, etc. I find that it works better (read: less streaking) than store bought.
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.