Home Cleaning

How to Clean Fingerprints Off Windows

Smudgy fingerprints mar over windows. Remove them and they won’t disturb an otherwise beautifully decorated dwelling. But the oils in your skin make fingerprints difficult to remove — unless you know a easy trick.

Grease-Busting Power

Dish soap is designed to cut through grease or oils like those deposited on windows by skin. Mix a little squirt of dish soap in about 1 gallon of warm tap water to create a barely sudsy alternative. Clean your windows with the slightly soapy water and a clean, wrung-out dishcloth. For tenacious fingerprints, add slightly bit more dish soap into the water.

Smear-Free and Shiny

After washing the glass, then rinse the fabric with clean, hot tap water and use it to wipe the soap in the windows. Hot Water dries or disappears quicker than warm or cool water does. Dry the glass into a shine with paper towels or a clean, dry dishtowel. You might also use a squeegee with a foam rather than a fabric and paper towel to wash and dry the windows.

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