The “recipe” for this homemade window cleaner works great on mirrors, inside windows, and outside windows that aren’t too dirty. A perfect, streak free shine!
Spring cleaning time is here and this Homemade Window Cleaner is a huge help in getting the job done when it comes to cleaning windows. It is so beautiful outside right now. The trees and flowers are starting to blossom, the sky is so blue, and I want to see it nice and clear through clean windows. If winter really does a job on my outside windows and I have hard water stains to deal with I use a different formula. For hard to clean outside windows, I add 2 Tbsp of rubbing alcohol to 2 quarts of HOT water. I use a sponge to apply the cleaner and then a squeegee or dry cotton rag to dry it streak-free. If there are still tough hard water stains, I use undiluted white vinegar and let it sit on the window for a few minutes before wiping it off. A tip for cleaning windows – clean windows early in the morning before they are heated up by the sun. A hot window, or a window in direct sunlight, is next to impossible to clean. Window cleaning is not everyone’s favorite chore, but having the right cleaner definitely makes the job easier!
- Fill gallon jug 3/4 full with water.
- Add alcohol, ammonia, and dish detergent. A funnel is helpful when adding the rubbing alcohol.
- Add 1 drop of blue food coloring. This is optional, but it helps distinguish the window cleaner from a spray bottle of water.
- Fill remaining space in the jug with water, leaving about 2 inches from the top empty.
- Replace lid and gently shake the jug to evenly distribute the contents.
- Using a funnel, fill the spray bottle with cleaning solution and clean away!