The only chemical you really need to clean glass, mirrors and windows is acetic acid - that's vinegar to you, mate.
Shower enclosures: Save yourself a world of scrubbing by keeping a squeegee in the bathroom and go over the shower glass after each shower. Once the soap scum and limescale have set in, melt them away with a squirt of vinegar solution - half water and half clear vinegar. Really persistent scuzz can be attacked with two parts washing soda to one part vinegar or lemon juice. Apply this paste with a damp cloth, leave for 10 minutes then sponge off and rinse.
Glass furniture and mirrors can be buffed up in seconds with just water and a microfibre cloth. For very dirty surfaces, you might need to use some water diluted with washing-up liquid and applied with a sponge, then wiped and buffed dry with that microfibre cloth. To stop a bathroom mirror steaming up, rub shaving foam over it, then buff off with...oh you know.
Windows will sparkle after a polish with the chip-shop favourite - vinegar and newspaper. Dilute your vinegar with water (roughly 1:4) and use a lint-free cloth or chamois leather to clean off grime. For a really good shine, polish with crumpled newspaper.
Exterior windows should be washed by the window cleaner. If you really must do it yourself, a washing-up liquid solution, sponge and squeegee will do the trick. You can then buff them to a shine with newspaper or lint-free cloth.
Always check manufacturer's instructions first. Always try a test patch first. If you are unsure as to whether the item you are cleaning is suitable for our instructions, take professional cleaning advice first.
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