Removing Water Spots from Windows
The exterior of windows often develop water spots and mineral deposits from rain and sprinkler systems. If cleaned on a regular basis, the glass will remain clear and bright.
What You Will Need Before You Start:
- Mild dishwashing liquid
- Spray bottle
- Clean, lint-free towels
Mix 1/4 cup vinegar and 1/2 teaspoon mild dishwashing liquid in 2 cups of water in a spray bottle. Spray the solution generously to the glass of the windows. Allow to sit on the stains for a few minutes. Use a clean, dry towel to wipe the window in a circular motion. Apply more solution as needed. Consistently switching to dry towels will help eliminate streaking.
If thick, hard water deposits remain, mix together 2 cups of warm water and 2 tablespoons of Calgon liquid. Apply to the hard water deposits using a towel. Allow to penetrate the stains, but do not allow the solution to dry. Rinse off with water and allow to dry. Clean to a brilliant finish using the vinegar/dishwashing liquid solution.
Prevention helps reduce the time spent removing water stains from glass surfaces. Adding vinegar or a vinegar-based spot reducer to the dishwasher helps prevent the build-up of water stains on glass dishes. Drying dishes by hand also helps reduce spotting. Taking the time to regularly clean shower doors and windows helps prevent the build up of difficult-to-remove vinegar deposits. When stains do occur on glass surfaces, don't reach for vapor intensive commercial cleaners, instead turn to your own kitchen and bathroom for effective homemade cleaning solutions.