Using commercial glass cleaner can harm the environment because many contain nitrogen, which pollutes water and enters the air that you breathe. To keep glass clean in a way that's healthier for the environment, you could use vinegar, or you can try some other natural cleaning methods. This guide explains some cleaning alternatives that won't give you the vinegar smell, but will shine your glass like you've never known before.
Method #1: Smear some petroleum jelly on the glass with a paper towel and leave it on for about a day. Wipe it off with a wet rag until you have removed the jelly completely.
Method #2: Soak some paper towels or newspaper in some methylated spirits and rub the substance on your glass items. This substance is toxic if accidentally consumed, so keep it away from children and pets. Not only will methylated spirits clean your glass beautifully, but also it brings out its iridescence to produce sparkle and color.
Method #3: Dissolve some denture cleaning tablets in a glass and wet a paper towel with it. Apply the cleaner to the glass and allow it to sit for a while. Then rinse it off with clean wet paper towels. Denture cleaner works on glass because it contains peroxide.
Method #4: Cook some pure lemon juice in a saucepan on the stove. Bring it to half its volume. Allow the liquid to cool off and apply it to stubborn spots on any glass product you want to clean. Allow the lemon juice to sit on the glass for about an hour or so and then wipe it off with a wet paper towel.
Method #5: Squeeze some toothpaste on a clean soft cloth and rub it all over the window. To get the most out of this method, use a little elbow grease to rub it into the glass. Allow it to sit on the surface for a little while and then rinse it off with wet paper towels. Try different brands of toothpaste to see which ones works best.
Tip: Don't clean your glass in bright sun. Instead, clean them as the sun is going down or on a day that is overcast. The sun's rays will dry out the products you're using and leave streaks.
Use these methods on any type of glass that you're cleaning. Ask your glass professionals like Clearview Inc about other, out of the ordinary but natural, ways to clean glass. Share this with others who might not want the smell of vinegar when they clean their glass, but still want to prevent harmful chemicals from entering the environment.