6 Alternatives to Endlessly Removing Water Spots from Glass

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Ever wondered how you can remove those pesky water spots from your glass shower, window, or door? The answer to your problem is actually way easier than you think. There are a variety of solutions out there, from store products to homemade remedies that are all cost-efficient and versatile. Check out these effective alternatives to easily remove water spots from glass throughout your home.

1. Newspaper

This solution may come as a bit of a surprise, but newspaper actually does a great job of removing water spots from glass. Apply wet newspaper to the glass and scrub gently until the water spots start to fade away.

2. Vinegar

Vinegar has proven to be an effective cleaner for a multitude of issues, so it’s no wonder it can also remove water spots from glass. Simply mix equal parts of water and vinegar, spray the glass surface, and let it sit for a few minutes before wiping it clean. For an extra boost, you can add baking soda to combine with the vinegar to make a paste. Smear the paste on the glass, allow it to settle in for 15 minutes, and scrub it clean with water. Immediately dry the surface to not leave any marks.

3. Lemons

Yes, lemons! You have two options here: cut the lemon in half and scrub the surface with the half, or add concentrated lemon juice to a vinegar and water mixture. The citric acid from the fruit will cut through the stains, removing water spots from glass. And it won’t leave any harsh odors behind like some cleaning products do.

4. Use a Magic Eraser

They’re called magic erasers for a good reason – they really do work like magic. They scrub gently on surfaces and are super effective at removing water spots from glass. It’s suggested that you moisten the “eraser” before applying it to the stained surface, as well as test it on an insignificant surface to make sure it will work properly.

5. Purchase Glass Cleaning Products

There are so many cleaning products out there that will make your glass surfaces shine. If you want to go the more natural route to avoid troubling odors, these are some effective products available at grocery, convenience, and retail stores:

6. Wipe Correctly

Using the right tools to wipe your glass surfaces is essential to keeping them shiny, and water spot and streak-free. Paper towels may seem like your best bet, but they can leave marks behind. Try out a microfiber cloth or a squeegee, and clear it out with a nice buff for that extra shine. Keep a dry, soft cloth nearby to finish off the job.

These alternatives are all simple, affordable ways to make sure you’re getting the clearest glass in the most natural way. Keep in mind, though, the more often you clean your glass surfaces, the less buildup of water stains you will have! If removing water spots from glass gets to be a bother, and harder each time, then you may have hard water flowing through your pipes and affecting your glass surfaces. Schedule a free water quality demo with Guardian Water Services to erase any possible stains hard water can leave behind in your home.