FCS5232-09 Keeping it Clean: Glass--Windows and Mirrors1 Mary N. Harrison2 1. This document is FCS5232-09, one of a series of the Family Youth and Community Sciences Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Original publication date June 2002. Revised November 2005. Visit the EDIS Web Site at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu. 2. Mary N. Harrison, professor, Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, 32611. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A. & M. University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Larry Arrington, Dean Supplies Needed Clean cloths for washing, drying, and shining. Vinegar. Bucket or pan for water. Warm water. Wisk broom or brush. Stepstool or ladder. Mix 1/2 cup vinegar with 1 gallon of water. A small amount of detergent may be added to mixture if desired. This mixture is used to clean glass and wash windows. Weekly Wash mirrors weekly as you clean the bathroom and do general cleaning. Use a soft cloth damp with vinegar/water mixture. Wipe mirrors. Do not let water collect on the mirror frame and seep to the back of the mirror. It could damage the mirror. Dry with soft, dry cloth. Use a cloth that does not have lint. Mirrors may be polished with crushed newspaper or dry cloth. Use a damp cloth to wipe glass covering pictures and the front of your T.V. picture tube. Dry with a soft cloth. Once or Twice a Year Wash windows occasionally. Use a stepstool or ladder to reach the window. Brush window frames and sills to remove loose dirt. Wash top windows panes first with wet cloth. Wash each pane from top to bottom. Dry the panes with a dry cloth or paper. Wipe and dry windowsills. You may want to wax the sills.