How to Clean Sliding Glass Doors


Sliding glass doors get dirty due to people opening and shutting the doors on a daily basis, or elements on the outside of the doors from wind and precipitation. Household cleaners will likely leave streaks on glass doors, and everyday glass cleaners may not fully remove all dirt and stains from the glass. Mixing a common household liquid with water creates a solution that will clean all parts of the sliding doors, including the glass and handles of the doors.

Things You'll Need

  • Non-abrasive cotton cloths/newspaper pieces
  • White vinegar
  • Bowl/container
  • Wipe the sliding glass doors dry with a clean, soft cloth. Skip this step if the doors are already dry.

  • Pour about 2 teaspoons of white vinegar and 4 cups of tap water inside a large bowl or other container.

  • Dip a piece of newspaper or a nonabrasive cotton cloth into the solution. Do not fully soak the newspaper/cloth.

  • Wipe the sliding glass doors with the wet newspaper piece or cloth.

  • Repeat steps three and four until you've cleaned all of the glass doors.

  • Dry the sliding glass door with a dry piece (or pieces) of newspaper or a dry, nonabrasive cotton cloth.

Tips & Warnings

  • The Earth Easy website recommends cleaning glass sliding doors in the evening/at night and when the doors aren't warm to prevent streaks from appearing.

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