Glass Windows: How to Remove Water Marks with Vinegar

Knowing how to spot hard water on your glass windows is crucial! We broke it all down for you HERE in case you still are not too sure what the difference is between hard water and soft water. 

Glass with Water Stains

As we know now, there is nothing that stains on your windows more than hard water. Hard water is a term often associated with large cities or industrial areas and simply put, its just water with a high mineral content filled with limestone and chalk deposits. The major minerals that make up heavy water are calcium and magnesium carbonates.

Almost any water that has not yet gone through the softening process will have a trace of the values of these minerals. Many households in hard water sources have sodium dispersers. This method is enough to make your water taste good, but it may not be enough to save money on your windows.

A major challenge facing homeowners in the fight against waterlogging is the safe and effective way to remove stains from their windows. Glass is durable and can actually be used with chemicals. There are only a few options to clear these areas. The best home made method would be to use a cleansing substance made with water and white vinegar.

Vinegar water for Glass cleaning

There are chemicals you can find in any store that will work best if used properly. It will take a lot of elbow ointment and a skilled hand to remove these spots. Unless you are familiar with the procedure, you can easily damage or scratch the glass.

Distilled white vinegar is a mild acid (acetic acid) that will help break the bonds the hard water minerals have formed with the glass surface. You can also substitute with any citric acid you have in your home.

1. Mix the Cleaning Solution

In a bowl or spray bottle, combine one part of distilled white vinegar (better to use cleaning vinegar) with one part of distilled water.

2. Spray on the Solution

Place a towel at the bottom of the glass panel to catch drips. Starting at the top of the glass shower door or window, spray the solution from the top of the glass and work your way slowly down until every part of the glass is wet and allow the the solution to work for at least 30min.

3. Scrub and Wipe Away the Mineral Deposits to Clean Glass Windows

Use a soft-bristled brush or microfiber cloth, panel and wipe away the mineral deposits. Work in a circular motion rinsing the brush or cloth often. Use an old toothbrush to get into corners or around the edges of metal trim.

4. Rinse and Dry your Glass Windows

Once the hard water stains have been loosened and removed, rinse the glass with fresh water. Starting at the top, and remove the water with a microfibre cloth. 


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