How to clean glass surfaces

How to clean glass surfaces

By Andrew Demetriou

How to clean glass surfaces

Glass surfaces are lovely when they're sparkling clean, but they can be tricky to keep that way. When you're battling with water spots, grime, soap scum, and even planet earth's elements, they can pose a serious cleaning headache. Have no fear Wiltoners, we're here to show you how we keep them sparkling clean.


Try our eco friendly glass, window and mirror cleaner, not only will it give your windows a natural shine, it also smells amazing thanks to it's all natural fragrance packed with Lemon Myrtle essential oils. Our plant based formula is designed to be gentle, but effective on glass, window, mirrors and even stainless steel.

How to use our glass cleaner

Don't spray too much or too close, too much solution will take forever to clean up and can lead to streaks if not buffed out. And make sure your nozzle is set to 'spray' and not 'stream' this will help you get a more even spread of solution across the surface.

 

Can newspapers really be used to clean windows?

It's an old myth with some truth to it, but it's a resounding no from the Wilton team. Most newspapers contain petroleum based ink, which causes those nasty inky finger stains after you've flipped a few pages. Paper with soy-based ink, which does not smear or use a residue can be used as an alternative, but you won't get a great buff out of paper. Try a lint-free microfibre cloth, it won't smear or leave streaks.

How we clean our windows:

Mist a coat of our eco friendly glass cleaner over your glass surface, covering the entire surface evenly. Let the solution sit for a moment before starting your scrub down. Working from top to bottom, wipe the wet surface using a microfibre cloth.

Once you've dried the whole surface, use another dry microfibre cloth to buff out any spots that remain to leave a sparkly finish. We always recommend using two microfibre clothes when cleaning glass, one for a wet clean, and one for a dry buff. This will prevent streaks.

microfibre

What is a lint free cloth

A lint free cloth is simply a cloth that doesn't give off fluff when use. Microfibre clothes are made up of super-fine fibres, they help to pickup the dirt and grime from your surfaces and keep them latched onto the cloth. From shining up metal surfaces to removing dust and grime from hard-to-reach spaces, microfibre will outperform other types of material every time. 

Don't clean shiny surfaces with paper towels, not only are they single use, they will also leave behind fluff. The same can be said for most cotton cloths. But tighter weave cotton cloths may be ok.

eco friendly glass cleaner


When is best to clean windows?

A miserable overcast day is best. If you're using Wilton Glass Cleaner, the fresh natural fragrance will lift your mood and the sun won't give your windows streaks. The sun will cause the liquid to dry too quickly, leaving behind a film of soapiness before you've had a chance to wipe and buff. Plus, on a sunny day, you should be outside enjoying it, not cleaning 😉

Our eco-friendly glass cleaner is packed with loads of naturally derived ingredients for an earth friendly, smear-free and fast-drying finish. This natural zesty and botanical fragrance has a strong lemony aroma, but this isn't your regular old boring lemon scent. We use lots of natural essential oils to make sure our eco friendly cleaning products pack the punch you expect them to.

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