Squeaky Clean: How to Clean Glass Without Leaving Ugly Streaks

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Have you been guilty of cleaning windows and leaving behind streaks? If you answered yes and want to learn how to clean glass without leaving ugly streaks behind, you are in the right place. We are going to share a few tips on how to have streak free windows.

Keep reading to learn how to clean windows like a pro.

Cleaning Tools

If you usually use paper towels to clean your windows, swap those out for a microfiber towel instead. Paper towels tend to leave both streaks and lint behind because they are made of tiny paper fibers.

You can also swap paper towels out for a regular rag or a squeegee. A squeegee will take some practice and time to learn. Once you get the hang of it, you will notice a huge difference and will have streak-free windows that you can look out of.


The cleaner you use will make a difference. You can buy a glass cleaner or make your own with water and vinegar.

Keep in mind that if you are cleaning your windows on a warm sunny day, the liquid part of your glass cleaner will evaporate quickly and will leave a residue that appears as streaks. This is why cleaning on a dry and cloudy day is best.

Dirt and Dust

Before you start applying cleaners and begin the cleaning process, you want to clean off any dirt that you find around your window frame. You can either vacuum it with a dusting attachment or brush it off.

Doing this first will ensure that you do not get dirt mixed with your cleaner. If you notice that the window screen looks dirty too, you can pop it out and wash it with warm water and soap. Use a soft brush as needed and then let it air dry before you put it back.

Calling the Pros

If you prefer to leave the window cleaning to the professionals, you can take some stress off your shoulders. A pro like Window Agency will be able to clean windows that are high up and hard to reach. They can also take care of skylights and decorative glass pieces.

If you own a commercial building, it might have glass features or coatings that make streak-free cleaning a headache. The pros will have the training and tools to deal with any special windows either in your business or your home.

Now You Know How to Clean Glass

As you can see, learning how to clean glass without leaving streaks behind is not impossible. First, you will have to use the right tools and then you will have to practice and perfect your glass cleaning skills. If you don't have the time to learn or would rather not deal with cleaning windows, you can always call in the pros.

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Trish Cole
Veterans United Home Loans of Puget Sound - Puyallup, WA

Good tips for anyone!  Thank you.

May 13, 2020 01:50 PM #1
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
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Kate Steven very valuable report about how to clean glass without leaving ugly streaks.

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