Cleaning Glass Doors

by Bonnie Roberts
(last updated September 7, 2020)

Glass doors let so much light into your home and provide a beautiful view of the outdoors, but they don't hide any amount of filth. They're one thing you'll need to clean often. Every little fingerprint can become an eyesore. Those of you with pets or little kids are probably all too familiar with this!

I know what some of you are thinking: Windex and paper towels. This is a fast way to clean just a small area on your glass door, but when you use it on the entire area, the glass will either look streaky or you will have expended way more energy than you should have to.

To start, gather the following supplies:

  • Rubber squeegee
  • Towel
  • Bucket
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Sponge
  • Microfiber cloth

Use the following method to quickly and properly clean your doors:

  1. Fill the bucket with warm water, add a squirt of dish soap, and mix.
  2. Dip the sponge in the water and scrub all around the doorframe first. Don't clean the sliding door track at this point because you'll use a whole different cleaning process for that (see reference link #1 below).
  3. Rinse out the sponge in the bucket and scrub the top half of one of the doors.
  4. Immediately pull the squeegee down the wet glass, beginning at the top left and moving to the right. After every pull, wipe off the blade with your towel.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 on the bottom half of the door.
  6. Run a clean, dry microfiber cloth over the glass to make sure that it is dry and eliminate any possible streaking. Be sure to run the cloth all around the edge of the glass because the squeegee leaves a lot of water there.
  7. Repeat steps 2 through 6 on the other side of the glass and on all remaining doors.

Now your glass door should be so clean that you won't even realize it's there, which is a good thing. But be careful; someone just might mistake it for thin air and walk right into it!

Author Bio

Bonnie Roberts

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