HG Glass and Mirror Cleaner, Streak-Free Glass Cleaner, Effectively Removes Grease & Dirt from Windows & Surfaces Quickly - 500ml Spray (142050106)
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I just discovered a product called HG. Game-changer!” (Rated by Mumsnet user Notsurenow43) Our verdict Other people prefer to use glass cleaners that use less harsh chemicals such as hexoxyethanol, isopropanolamine or sodium laureth sulphate. You can also find glass cleaners that are chemical-free, such as the Method Glass Cleaner.
Either Astonish or Stardrops glass cleaner or white vinegar spray.” (Recommended by Mumsnet user MikeUniformMike) Our verdict The solution may smell for a while but shouldn’t last long. But be careful though as it can discolour some materials, such as wood. For very dirty windows, you can also add ammonia, but make sure you wear gloves. Instead of using a cloth, newspapers can also be effective at getting rid of smears. How we chose our recommendations In addition, Windex’s option potentially contains ammonia, so may not be ideal if you’re looking for an ammonia-free product, but they make their bottles using 100% ocean bound plastic. If the glass still looks streaky or dirty, re-apply the cleaning solution then scrub and buff until the stains are gone.
Top tip: If you’re shining a mirror or glass with stubborn marks on it, such as hairspray or toothpaste, and have followed the above steps, you can remove the stains with isopropyl alcohol. Simply pour some isopropyl alcohol onto a cotton pad and dab or scrub at the stain until it’s gone. How do I choose the best glass cleaner? Vinegar is a common household ingredient that is well-known for its versatile cleaning abilities. In this case, the acidic composition of vinegar swiftly breaks down film that can often be seen on glass surfaces. Vinegar can sometimes be a key ingredient in the most popular glass cleaning products. Ammonia is a common ingredient in household cleaners due to its ability to swiftly and easily break down grease and grime. It’s also able to evaporate relatively fast, ensuring streak-free surfaces.
We recommend you choose a glass cleaner with either ammonia or isopropyl alcohol in it as these ingredients prevent streaks. Alternatively, you can make your own glass cleaner using white vinegar. 2. Spray the glass with your cleaner Use a spray bottle and lightly cover the glass with your cleaning solution. Start at the top of the glass and work your way down, ensuring all of the glass is covered in the cleaner.There’s a vast selection of glass cleaners available. Some are multipurpose, while others are specific for certain types of glass (such as car windows).
If you are looking for the options on this list that are the most environmentally friendly, then the Method Glass Cleaner Spray or the Nilco H3 Nilglass Glass and Mirror Cleaner would be the best options for you. If you can find a glass cleaner with ammonia in it, try that. It works on nearly everything. Favourite brand is the American glass cleaner Windex.” (Rated by Mumsnet user aNewYorkerInLondon) Our verdictAs the formula is so powerful, you only need to spray a small amount and, once you've covered the glass with a light spray, you need to wipe it away with a lint-free cloth and buff it until it's dry. For more stubborn stains, you can leave the spray to soak for a few minutes before wiping it away, but be careful not to leave it on too long as it may cause streaking. To ensure we were bringing you the very best glass cleaner recommendations, we scoured Mumsnet forums to see which products were highly-rated by families who have tried and tested them in their own homes.