Best Window Cleaning Tips

With an abundance of glorious panoramic views atop Misty Mountain….keeping the glass showers……that are located in front of the full glass windows…..are of primary concern, allowing the outside to shine in….to View the lush forests, mountain peaks and valley and wild life in abundance…… The sunsets can wrap around this mountain, filling the cottage with a pink glow…and the rising of the full moon from Moonflower cottage…quite glorious…!!!

Being extremely private, there’s no chance of someone uninvited seeing in…. although one guests did tell the tale of a little squirrel perching himself on the solarium in Morning Glory ( so named by one of my yearly guests…. for an extraordinary Easter morning sunrise)….and watching her shower…..!!!! ….but other than that we’ve got your privacy covered…!!!

Here’s a couple of my favorite window and glass shower cleaners…….tried and true…

  • White Vinegar…. yes…just vinegar…!!! You can mix 1/2 Cup with 1gallon warm water….or I use it just straight as well…!!! ( one of grandmas standbys…)
  • 1/4 cup White vinegar 1/2 teaspoon liquid soap 2 cups water
    Spray on, wipe, rinse
  • White vinegar with just a squirt of dishwashing liquid…!!! (This gives you a little more “umf”)
  • 1T household ammonia
    1 cup isopropyl alcohol (70%) 1 pint water
  • 1/4 cup household ammonia 1/4 cup isopropyl alcohol (70%) 1 1/4 cups water
    1 t liquid dishwashing detergent
  • Combine ammonia alcohol and water in one pint spray bottle and shake until thoroughly mixed. Add detergent and shake gently until mixture is well blended…

This mixture is for heavy duty window cleaning…!!!

For hard water stains:

  • Make a paste of baking soda and white vinegar, apply and allow to sit. Scrub lightly with brush, towel or sponge. Clean with water or window cleaner..
  • Mineral stains:
    • Use 000 steel wool to lightly buff
    • Bar keepers friend (oxalic acid)
  • Mix powder into a paste on a wet towel rub and rinse…

All of the above liquid solutions can be used in a spray bottle… and wiped with lint free rags or paper towels, also squeegees and chamois are ideal… there is something in newsprint ink that really shines glass….(if you still have newspaper around)..Tear a sheet of newspaper in half crumple it ,saturate it with solution and ring it out…just like a rag.

Never wash windows when the sun is shining on them. They will dry too fast and you’ll be plagued with streaks…!!!

When polishing windows use up-and-down strokes on one side and side to side strokes on the other.. that way you can tell which side needs extra….

Well…that’s the best tips I can offer on windows and glass (mirrors as well)… or just treat yourselves to a stay at Bonnybrooke Farm atop Misty Mtn…..and enjoy our views without all the elbow grease…

HAPPY Viewing…❣ ❣ ❣