Have you ever purchased a glass vase from the store and it was really cloudy? Here’s a simple way to clean cloudy glass, without soap and water.
Have you ever purchased a glass vase, or pitcher, from the store and it had a cloudy residue inside? I recently purchased these pretty vases from Target and they were cloudy. But since the opening at the top is so small, I couldn’t rinse them or soak them the way I would normally wash a vase.
So today I want to teach you a very simple way to clean cloudy glass, without soap, glass cleaner, white vinegar, or water. All you need for this trick is rubbing alcohol. Yep, that’s right, rubbing alcohol; it works great to get that milky film off the inside of the glass!
How to clean cloudy glass, here’s what you need:
- Rubbing alcohol (if you don’t have rubbing alcohol on hand, you could also try acetone)
- Dish soap (this is my favorite)
- Paper towel (optional)
To clean the cloudy glassware all you have to do is pour a few Tablespoons of rubbing alcohol into the glass container you would like to clean. If the opening is too small to pour the rubbing alcohol into, use a spray bottle to spray it into the opening.
If the container isn’t big enough to get your hand into, cover the top of it and swirl the rubbing alcohol around in a circular motion. You will instantly see the cloudiness disappear. Once the cloudiness is completely gone, pour the rubbing alcohol out into the sink, and set your container out to dry. You can also wash the outside with rubbing alcohol but I usually just wash the outside with soap and water or .
If the container is large enough to stick your hand into, pour a little rubbing alcohol into the glass container and use a paper towel, or microfiber cloth, and wipe the entire inside of the container with the rubbing alcohol.
The results are amazing! Just look at the difference between these two glass vases!
This is a great trick for all kinds of glass, including mirrors, glass shower doors, crystal dishes that haven’t been used in awhile, picture frames, etc. It can also be used on dishes that have a build-up from dishwasher detergents, calcium build-up, hard water stains, or soap scum build-up.
And the best part about cleaning with rubbing alcohol, is that the main ingredient–isopropyl alcohol–is also a powerful disinfectant, so not only are you getting rid of the dirt, dust, and cloudiness, you’re also killing any lingering germs! Yay!
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