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5 Tips for Cleaning Your Glass

5 Tips for Cleaning Your Glass

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Here at Glass Depots, we know better than anyone the breathtaking effect that glass can have on your Raleigh home or business. Custom glasswork can add a beautiful, unique element of design to your home — a reflection of your style.

However, when your glass is dirty, cloudy or streaked the breathtaking effect is, well, overshadowed. Fortunately, glass is relatively simple to clean and, when done correctly, cleaning your glass surfaces can make a world of difference.

As your Raleigh glass expert, it is our priority to provide you with helpful tips and resources to help you keep your glass surfaces in tip-top condition, which is why we have gathered a few tips to share with you here. See our five tips for cleaning glass below:

Expert Glass Cleaning Tips

  1. One of the most effective, and economic, glass cleaners you can use is a mixture that can be made at home! While there are many good brands on the market, a homemade solution of 1/3 white vinegar and 2/3 water is an equally effective option.
  2. Use a newspaper to wipe off your cleaning solution. Newspaper doesn’t leave lint or streaks behind, which will save you from feverishly attempting to pick tiny pieces of leftover lint from your glass surface or obsessing over missed streaks. If you do use newspaper, make sure to wear gloves to avoid getting ink all over your hands.
  3. Another good way to avoid streaks on your glass surfaces is to clean from top to bottom. Working your way down from the top will ensure that no drips find their way onto already-cleaned surfaces.
  4. Use a hairdryer to defog your bathroom mirrors quickly after showering or bathing. When your mirrors fog up it can cause residue to remain even after the fog is gone. You can also prevent fog from coming back, for up to a week or two, by rubbing a layer of shaving cream over the surface with a lint-free cloth. Rub it in until it has disappeared completely.
  5. Do NOT use abrasives, alkali, ammonia or acids on mirrors, as they may destroy the silver backing.

These few tips should help you get through your glass cleaning quickly and effectively! Should you have any questions about the glass surfaces in your Raleigh home, or need to replace or repair glass, call on the experts at Glass Depots. We are happy to help you!

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