It is sometimes almost impossible to completely keep your living space dirt-free. You’ll always find some stains on your window panes and other surfaces, most of which are easy to clean with only water and a scrubber. It is the dried stubborn paint stains and other hard stuff stuck on your glass surfaces that always prove hard to clean up without ‘hurting’ your glass.
You may run to the conventional paint removers but that too will do little to remove dried paint. However, it is not a completely impossible task, and you will realize this at the end of this post where a clear DIY guide to window cleaning is laid out for you. And in case you don’t want to do it yourself, you can always call the pros 🙂
The basic aim of the entire cleaning exercise is to gently and carefully remove the splatters without scratching the glass. The best technique is using a dish-washing liquid soap, basin, a piece of cloth, a cleaning pad, and a safety razor; it can even remove old, dry paint from any glass surface
- Add warm water to the basin plus some of the liquid soap.
- Soak your cleaning pad in the foamy water
- Use the cleaning pad to scrub off the dirt and grime from the glass surface you’re cleaning. Rinse it with fresh non-soapy water.
- Sprinkle the soapy solution on the glass to make it wet again
- Holding the razor at a 45-degree elevation angle, scrap off the stubborn paint stains from the glass. This should be done gently and carefully on the wet window to avoid adding any scratch marks. Another way around this step is to sprinkle the razor blade with some glass cleaner- which keeps you from scratching the glass- and go ahead with the scratching.
- Use the dry rag to wipe the glass
- Confirm that all the stains are completely off the glass. If there still are stubborn paints remaining on the glass, you can redo step 5 and 6.
Stubborn stains from hard water leave behind stains loaded with calcium and magnesium. They make glass look grimier than it is because of hazy looking precipitates. These minerals are no-easy to clean, making it almost impossible to remove them with a simple brush and water. But there are few DIY techniques that can restore the glass’ glittery sparkle. In a jug, mix equal portions of vinegar and water or lemon juice, spray the concoction on the glass, and then wipe the window with a moist mop.
Leave the solution to settle for at least five minutes. Rinse the glass with lukewarm water. Immediately dry the glass with a microfiber cloth, repeat the process if necessary.
The above procedure is a made-easy life hack on how to do away with persistent paint stains on the glassware in your house. If you have been living with stains on your window or if you recently had your premise repainted and some paint splattered on the glasses, this is the most effective procedure to have your window looking attractive and sparkly.