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How to get sticky grease off of glass?

Loretta Last reply 38 minutes ago

Any tips on how to get greasy residue off of glass? I just bought some delicate glass "shades" for some wall sconces I have. They are covered in something really tough to get off. I tried Windex and it got a little off. Then just soap and water and that got some more, but I could be here a long time trying different things unless someone has something a little more powerful. Thanks for the help! (can't use anything abrasive, it might hurt the finish so nothing baking soda)

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  • Terri J
    Terri J Annapolis, MD
    on Nov 14, 2012

    De-Greaser sold by automotive stores - diluted or full force depending on how bad the surface is has always worked for me. Once the grease is gone - clean with Windex, vinegar and water or whatever.

  • Jeanine Wester
    Jeanine Wester Peoria, IL
    on Nov 15, 2012

    Thanks everyone!

  • Cindy
    Cindy Brighton, MI
    on Dec 11, 2014

    You guys are crazy if you use all of these chemicals on you glassware! Dish soap and water get it OFF! And a good hot rinse! BUT My question is why it a appears???? I have found it on ANY of my glass ware that I do not use regularly. My last house had hard water and this house we have a water softener [ Well water]. So that is not the issue. I always guessed it was some weird reaction with dust....BUT...... today I unwrapped an Apothecary Jar; deep in a closet, wrapped in 2 sheets of packing paper AND a plastic bag...it was so disgustingly greasy!!! I sure wish I could figure out this phenomenon...If any one has accurate answers I sure would like to know !!!!

  • Tomesha Kennedy
    Tomesha Kennedy Decatur, GA
    on Dec 25, 2014

    why suggestions of others are CRAZY??? thxs all for ur suggestions... they all were helpful!!!

  • Tomesha Kennedy
    Tomesha Kennedy Decatur, GA
    on Dec 25, 2014

    I just tried baking soda and that did the trick!!!! Thxs Melanie :-)

  • Ahtram Tocss
    Ahtram Tocss Norfolk, VA
    on Aug 1, 2015

    Dawn and hot water works for me!

  • Cindy
    Cindy Brighton, MI
    on Aug 2, 2015

    Washing them is the easy part. BUT what makes a hazy greasy-like film appear AFTER washing and drying the glasses, after a few months. It isn't dust, we do not smoke and I hate cooking with grease. It is such a mystery to me.

  • ADifferentDirec
    ADifferentDirec Belle Plaine, KS
    on Aug 5, 2015

    Stanley degreaser works wonders. Very concentrated so a bottle will make several bottles which you can vary the strength.

  • Judysbolick
    on Apr 11, 2016

    I use degreaser a lot! Especially on stains on clothes! I tried Oxyclean and Shout, but the degreaser got greasy chili stain out!

  • Loretta
    Loretta Carmichael, CA
    38 minutes ago

    Zep orange degreaser/cleaner from Home Depot. Smells wonderful as well since it is orange oil based. Then you can use it later for your stove fan cover that gets dirty and greasy, works fantastic. I used to be a dental assistant many years ago and we a,ways used orange oil for cleaning many products off of instruments.

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