Have you struggled to find the best method to clean your glass mirrors and windows without streaking?

I have a simple solution for you.


Our patio, in the photo below, gets filthy from the construction on the property.

In order to keep the patios looking its best, I often need to hose the dirt off the flagstone.

This leaves me with water droplets and dirt covered doors and glass.

The cleaning solution I use quickly brings all the glass and mirrors back to perfection.

How to Clean Your Mirrors and Windows For a Streak Free Finish

In the photo above, on the patio off our bedroom, I just cleaned those doors, the glass table, and the mirror using my method.

Instead of seeing dirt and streaked, filthy glass, you see a mirror reflected in these doors.

How to Clean Your Mirrors and Windows For a Streak Free Finish

Here is a closeup of the clean mirror and glass top table.


2 cups water

1/4 cup white vinegar

1/4 cup rubbing alcohol

1 T corn starch

Spray bottle

Several lint free microfiber cloths


  1. Place all of the ingredients in a spray bottle.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Remove any heavy dirt or grime off the windows using water (especially if outside) so that you don’t have to change out your dirty cloths as much.
  4. Next, spray the windows liberally with the mixture in the spray bottle.
  5. Using a lint free cloth, wipe the windows down.
  6. If the cloth becomes dirty, switch to a clean cloth.
  7. Allow your glass surfaces/windows/doors to dry.
  8. Your glass and windows will be the cleanest they have ever been.

After you use my method to clean your mirrors and windows one time, I highly doubt you will ever buy another bottle of Windex again.

Jennifer Williams on 12 foot ladder cleaning windows on her patio - J Dub By Design™

I hope you will give my method a try. And, then drop me a comment below and let me know what you think!

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