3-Ingredient Homemade Window Cleaning Spray

4 Materials
10 Minutes

Summer is finally here, which means there's no hiding from dirty, streaky windows. Instead of spending money on glass cleaner at the store, I decided to make a simple homemade version using water, vinegar, and lemon juice.

Making your own glass cleaner is a fun project, a great way to save money, and a chance to avoid the unnecessary chemicals in many store-bought cleaners.
I purchased a cheap plastic trigger spray bottle from a local store, and assembled my other ingredients from around the kitchen. I used white distilled vinegar, water, and lemon juice.
I measured 250ml of both water and vinegar. Since it's half and half, it's easy to adjust the amounts if you have a different size of bottle.
I poured the water and vinegar into my spray bottle, making sure not to spill any. Using a jug to pour makes this step a lot easier.
Finally, I added a generous squirt of lemon juice to give the spray a more pleasant and less vingar-y fragrance.
I sprayed the cleaner onto my window using the bottle. Having a spray nozzle means that the cleaner is easy to apply and you don't end up using more than necessary.
I wiped the window clean and was left with sparkling, streak-free glass. Hooray!

Whether you've been neglecting your glass cleaning for a while, you've just had your home power washed and want your windows to match, or you just fancy saving a little money, this homemade glass cleaner is a great choice.
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  • Sunita
    on Jul 6, 2018

    Can I use diluted mixture for granite counter tops? Or vinegar can damage granite?

    • Sophie
      on Apr 23, 2019


      It will also eat away at the grout between tiles.

      There's a vinegar website that will tell you exactly how & what to usef vinegar on.

  • Jeanand Jim Hamilton
    on Apr 22, 2019

    What did you use to wipe down the window. Looks like a paper towel

  • Vicki Ragsdale
    on May 19, 2019

    Can I use this cleaner on my automobile too?

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