The Best Way To Clean Glass Furniture

When you think of glass furniture, it may bring to mind images of contemporary, sleek, modern homes with a touch of class. It might also bring to mind smudges, fingerprints, and neverending cleaning.

Glass can be a magnet for all types of marks so ideally, you will want to keep it looking shiny and smear-free. If you are lucky enough to own some glass furniture what is the best way to clean it? 

Francis Hunt had a few options that will keep your glass looking its best and tips to make sure it stays shiny and haze-free. They suggested that simply protecting your glass from any damage will go a long way to keeping it in tip-top condition.

For instance, with a glass dining table, you want to make use of placemats, coasters and even table cloths to make sure cutlery or hot serving dishes won't cause any permanent damage. When it comes to cleaning though, what is the quickest, most effective method? 

The Spruce mentioned that although there are plenty of glass cleaners on the market that promise to keep your glass shiny and streak-free, there are homemade alternatives that will work just as well with ingredients you can find in your cupboards at home. These options are usually cheaper, less chemically loaded, and more environmentally friendly than their store-bought alternatives.

Cleaning glass with vinegar

Rescue My Time cleaning service recommends mixing equal parts vinegar and water in a spray bottle, getting some hot water, some old newspaper, and a couple of lint-free cloths. Make sure to remove any items on the glass top. Wipe down the top and the underside of the glass to remove any dust or other debris that may be on the surface of the glass.

Then dip your cloth into the hot water and make sure to wring it out really well. You ideally want the cloth to be damp, not wet. Rub this cloth over the surface of the glass, concentrating on any stains or marks. Then take another dry, lint-free cloth and dry the glass well.

Take your homemade vinegar and water cleaner and spray it all over the glass surface, then crumple up the newspaper and use that to buff up the glass. It should leave a beautifully shiny, streak-free finish.

Cleaning hazy glass furniture

If your glass furniture has lost its shine and developed a hazy appearance, sometimes it needs a deep clean or a different approach to the one detailed above. Homesteady had a couple of solutions to help. One of them uses ammonia and the other features petroleum jelly.

The ammonia solution requires ammonia, tap water, a spray bottle, and microfiber cloths or paper towels. Mix 1 tablespoon of ammonia with 1 cup of tap water in the spray bottle and shake it up well. Spray liberally all over the glass and leave it for 5 minutes for the ammonia to work. Take your paper towels or microfiber cloths and start wiping in long even strokes until the surface is dry. Repeat the process until no more cloudiness or haziness can be seen.

The next method mentioned by Homesteady is to use petroleum jelly. This process takes 24 hours, so only use this method if you have plenty of time.

You'll need petroleum jelly, microfiber cloths, and a glass cleaning solution-a simple mix of equal parts vinegar and water in a spray bottle works well. Use the microfiber cloth to spread a thin layer of petroleum jelly all over the glass and leave it for 24 hours.

Then take the glass cleaner and spray it all over the petroleum jelly-covered glass. Use a clean dry cloth to remove the jelly with the help of the glass cleaner. Buff the table to a streak-free shine.