Patio Door Cleaning

April 3, 2010

One of the best ways I have come across of cleaning old style patio doors is with simple household products that you will probably already have in your kitchen.

First step is to dig out a bucket that you would use to clean the car or wash your outside areas. Next stage is to go and get some vinegar from your kitchen cupboard – I don't mean white wine, or cider vinegar, just your common vinegar that you put on your chips! The other type of vinegar that can also be used is white vinegar. Now the way that I make my cleaning solution is to use one third vinegar to two thirds water. This is just a rough guide, but I find that this works really well when trying to get rid of stubborn stains. I should also mention that using warm water will help a great deal if your patio doors are in need of a really good clean. So now you have a bucket full of warm water and one third vinegar, you are ready to go.

I would recommend using a lint free cloth for cleaning the glass, of if you don't have one of these cloths to hand, then i would suggest using a leather chammy cloth. Using the vinegar and warm water method should allow you to get most of the stains off, although you may need to use a little 'elbow grease' as well.

My dad always taught me to clean cars from the bottom of the car to the top, and the same can be true for windows as well. If you start at the top, all the dirt will smear all the way down the glass and cause streaks, whereas if you start from the bottom, all the dirty water will be washing with the clean smooth window and will simply drain down the glass quite quickly.

If you don't have any vinegar to hand (and right now, I don't) you could always use a car glass cleaner for your patio door windows as well. This will work just as well, but you will need to have 2 lint free cloths for this, one to wax on and one to wax off (think Karate Kid One).

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