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Best Window Cleaner for Streak-free Windows

Not sure what’s the best window cleaner? Marvin Replacement has a list of approved window cleaners for use indoors and outdoors.

Indoor Window Cleaners 

Need to know how to clean windows the best way? The type of window cleaner you use makes a difference. We recommend specific window cleaning products as part of our window cleaning tips. It’s best to use a microfiber cloth when cleaning windows for a streak-free finish. They pick up dirt better than old cloths and paper towels.

  • Glass Plus® Glass Cleaner  

  • Green Works® Original Scent Glass & Surface Cleaner  

  • Rain-X® Automotive Glass Cleaner  

  • Spray-X® Foaming Glass Cleaner  

  • Windex® Glass Cleaner with Ammonia

  • Windex® Original  

  • Windex® Powerized Original  

  • Zep® Ammonia-Free Concentrate Glass Cleaner  

  • Zep® Foaming Glass Cleaner  

  • Zep® Streak-Free Glass Cleaner 

Best Window Cleaners for Outside Windows 

Some window cleaning solutions work better for cleaning the exterior side of windows. Marvin Replacement has a list of the best window cleaners for outside windows below:

  • Home Armor® EZ House Wash™  

  • Home Armor® EZ Deck, Fence & Patio Wash™  

  • Rejuvenate® Outdoor Cleaner  

  • Savorgran™ TSP Trisodium Phosphate  

  • Spray & Forget™ House and Deck Cleaner  

  • Wet & Forget® Moss Mold Mildew and Algae Stain Remover  

  • Windex® Hose End Outdoor Multi-Surface Cleaner  

  • Zep® All-in-1 Pressure Wash*  

  • Zep® House and Siding Pressure Wash Concentrate* 

General Purpose Cleaners 

General purpose cleaners can also work to clean windows. Some window cleaning solution products Marvin Replacement has approved include:

  • Amaz Clean & Green™ Water Stain Remover  

  • Dawn® Simply Clean, Original Scent (1% in Water)  

  • Formula 409® Original  

  • Goo Gone® Spray Gel—Goo Gone can help with difficult to remove things like tree sap.

  • Ivory® Ultra Dishwashing Liquid, Original Scent (1% in Water)  

  • Murphy® Oil Soap Liquid Wood Cleaner  

  • Soft Scrub® All Purpose Cleaner Lemon Scent  

  • Spic and Span® Sun Fresh Multi-Surface Cleaner  

  • Tide® Detergent Original Scent 

  • Vinegar, Distilled White (5% Acidity)

  • Windex® Multi-Surface Disinfectant Cleaner  

  • Zep® Multi-Surface Cleaner 

Homemade Window Cleaner

Homemade window cleaning solutions often mix water and mild dishwashing soap. You can fill a 5-gallon bucket with warm water and add a teaspoon of Marvin Replacement approved mild dishwashing soap.

Marvin Replacement lists vinegar as an approved window cleaner. Use distilled white vinegar with 5% acidity. Vinegar contains acetic acid, which helps break down dirt, grease, and mineral deposits. The acid in vinegar makes it easier to remove those. A one-to-one mixture of distilled white vinegar and warm water works best for dirt buildup.

*Although overspray of these solutions is safe, never use a pressure washer directly on any part of a window or door.

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