Your new windows look beautiful. They have a brilliant shine and there isn't one hard water stain on them. Unfortunately, your sprinklers constantly hit the outside of your windows, which means it's just a matter of time before those stains appear. If you've adjusted your sprinklers as much as you can and you still get the hard water stains, you need some new techniques in your cleaning repertoire. Here are three simple methods that will get rid of the stains and keep your new windows sparkling.
Those hard water stains are starting to appear. Don't reach for the commercial window cleaners that don't work. Instead, reach for the rubbing alcohol. Fill a spray bottle with equal parts water and rubbing alcohol. Spray your windows with the solution and allow it to sit for about two minutes. Wipe the windows clean with a soft cloth. Repeat if necessary.
Toothpaste and Vinegar
If you thought toothpaste was just for your teeth, you were wrong. Toothpaste is a great way to remove tough hard water stains from your windows. Place a generous amount of toothpaste on a damp cloth. Rub the cloth on your windows in a circular pattern. Be sure the entire window is covered with a light toothpaste film. Fill a spray bottle with equal parts water and vinegar. Spray your window with the solution and allow it to sit for a few minutes. Wipe the windows with a clean, soft cloth.
Ammonia and Razor Blades
You couldn't get to your windows for a few months and now the hard water stains look like they're permanently attached to your new windows. Don't worry. This method will remove even the toughest stains. Place a clean cloth in warm water and wring it out to remove most of the moisture. Pour a generous amount of ammonia on the cloth and apply the ammonia to your windows.
Allow the ammonia to soak into the hard water stains for about 5 minutes. Take a razor blade and carefully run it along your windows from top to bottom in straight lines. Rinse the blade off several times to keep it clean. Once you've gone over the entire window with your razor blade, dry it with a soft cloth.
You want your new windows to maintain their shine. You don't have to let hard water destroy the shine. Use the methods provided here to keep your windows clean and spot-free. Talk to new window providers, such as The Window Source, to see if they have any other tips.