How Do You Make a Homemade Window Cleaner?


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One of the simplest window cleaning solutions can be made by mixing one-part hot water and one-part vinegar. Another easy window cleaning solution can be made by mixing hot water with dishwashing liquid. The amount of dishwashing liquid in this solution may need to be adjusted, as using too much will leave streaks on the window.

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Homemade window-cleaning solutions are one of the easier cleaning solutions to make. Mixing is not complicated, and only requires ingredients that are likely to already be present in a typical household. In most cases, these solutions work just as well as commercial cleaners, and are a good alternative for those who are keeping to a budget.

Below are a few more recipes for homemade window cleaning solutions:

  • Mix 2 cups of 70 percent isopropyl alcohol with 3/4 gallon of water. Add 1 teaspoon of dishwashing liquid and 1/2 cup of ammonia. Add more water until the solution reaches a gallon.
  • Mix 1 gallon of water with 1/4 cup vinegar, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and a squirt of liquid dishwashing solution.
  • Combine 2 tablespoons of cornstarch, 1/2 cup of ammonia and 1/2 cup of white vinegar with 1 gallon of warm water. This solution should be mixed thoroughly to ensure that the cornstarch has fully dissolved before using it.
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