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5 DIY Cleaning Solutions You’ve Just Got to Try on Your Windows

Whether you live in Burnaby, Victoria, Surrey, North Vancouver or somewhere in between, the clearer the windows the better the view! Keep your glass surfaces clean and spotless with these easy window sprays you can make at home with simple ingredients you probably already have around the house. Check out the recipes below and mix your way to brighter, clearer windows today.

A Basic Recipe

One of the easiest recipes you can make at home is just straight-up vinegar and water. This super simple recipe can handle your basic window cleaning jobs inside and out. 

  • ½ cup vinegar 
  • 2 to 3 cups water 

Super Shiny

For clearer windows, try adding a little bit of cornstarch to your cleaning solutions. Cornstarch can help add that little bit of extra shine to your North Vancouver home.
  • ½ cup vinegar 
  • 2 to 3 cups warm water 
  • 2 tsp cornstarch

A Touch of Suds

Adding a few drops of liquid dish soap to your window cleaner cuts through dirt and stuck on stains.
  • ½ cup vinegar
  • 3 to 5 drops liquid dish soap 
  • 2 to 3 cups water

Citrus Shine

Put the cleaning power of lemon juice to work by adding it to this formulation.
  • ¼ vinegar 
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 3 to 5 drops liquid dish soap 
  • 2 to 3 cups water

Alvin Corn

A quick recipe that’s easy to make, this DIY glass cleaner rivals the cleaning power of many store bought brands.
  • ¼ cup alcohol
  • ¼ cup vinegar 
  • 2 tsp cornstarch 
  • 2 to 3 cups warm water 

The Powerhouse

Put everything all together for a powerful DIY recipe that will leave your windows and mirrors streak-free and shiny.
  • ¼ cup rubbing alcohol • ¼ cup vinegar
  • 2 tsp cornstarch 
  • 3 to 5 drops liquid dish soap 
  • 2 to 3 cups of water

How to Use These Recipes

DIY glass cleaners are completely non-toxic so you’ll be able to save money and the environment at the same time. Simply add all your ingredients to a medium-sized spray bottle, shake gently and polish to a shine with paper towel, newspaper, packing paper or even a coffee filter. For more information about how to care for the windows inside your home or business, visit RetroTeck Window Mfg Inc. in Burnaby.

RetroTeck Window Mfg Inc. is your source for residential and commercial windows and doors in Burnaby, Surrey, Victoria and throughout the Vancouver area. Whether you need new windows installed or replacement windows for a renovation, RetroTeck Window Mfg Inc. can help. Proudly made in Canada, all our windows and doors are backed by our generous warranty. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to get a quote.
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