Friday, March 1, 2013

How to Make Your Own Window Washing Solution

The windows must be cleaned on a regular basis to enhance the style and décor of your home. You also have options to clean your windows regularly through a number of ways. Along with hiring a professional window cleaning service provider, you can also consider some DIY methods to keep the windows streak-free.

You also have options to choose from a variety of window washing products available in the market. But most of these products are expensive, and also use chemical ingredients. So you must consider making your own window washing solution to save money. The solution can also be prepared easily by using a set of ingredients available at your home.

Making All-Purpose WindowCleaning Solution
You can make a homemade windowcleaning solutions by using simple ingredients like ½ cup of ammonia, 2 cups of 70 percent rubbing alcohol, and 1 teaspoon of dish soap.
  1.  Clean a milk jug properly by rinsing and allowing it to dry completely by keeping upside down. Once the milk jug is dry, pour two cups of 70 percent rubbing alcohol into the pot. Then, add one teaspoon of dish water followed by ½ cup of ammonia.
  2. After adding these ingredients, fill the jug completely with water. Replace the lid and shake the jug properly. Now the window washing solution is ready for use.
  3. Transfer the solution into a spray bottle, spray it onto the windows. Now use coffee filters or newspaper to wipe the windows down. After cleaning the windows, you must allow it to dry completely.
Making Solutions for Specific Purposes

There are also chances that you may be required to make homemade window cleaning solutions to clean the lightly soiled or very dirty windows. For cleaning these windows, you can consider making a solution using ½ gallon of water and five tablespoons of borax. However, you can also choose specific materials by keeping in mind the nature of the dirt.
  1. If the window is very dirty, you can make and use a homemade cleaning solution using 2 cups rubbing alcohol, ½ cup of sudsy ammonia, ½ teaspoon of dish soap, and one gallon of water. After adding these ingredients onto a spray bottle, you have to mix these properly by shaking the bottle properly before cleaning the widows.
  2. If the window is lightly soiled you can clean it with a homemade solution made using one gallon of warm water and ¼ cup of vinegar. The solution may look simple, but the cleaner will be very much effective in making the windows look as new.
As these window washing solutions are made using easily available material, you can use the homemade cleaners without causing any harm to the environment. But you must remember certain precautionary measures while handling and mixing these materials. You must wear a mask to avoid inhalation while mixing these chemicals.