• By Jim
  • July 1, 2022

How to Clean Hazy Glass

How to Clean Hazy Glass

How can hazy glass be cleaned? We’re sure you’ve contemplated this previously if your home is older. It’s surprising how beautiful sparkling, spotless glass seems. When that ancient wavy glass is restored to its natural luster after years of peering through grubby windows, it completely changes the look of your window and the atmosphere of the space.

While simple glass cleaners might be helpful, there are other methods to create a more attractive sheen using inexpensive solutions, as we’ll explain below.

Clean hazy glass in place

The technique is the same, with the exception of the fact that it is a little more difficult to reach, and most people must clean their glass while it is in situ rather than out on a table like you would when restoring windows or doors. If you can safely access the window outside, you can complete the entire “de-hazing” procedure. If you don’t have easy access to the window, all you can truly hope for is a basic washing unless you want to remove the sash to repair your windows.

Step 1: Rinse with soap and water

Clean the glass first with some plain dish soap and water. You may thoroughly soak it as opposed to simply lightly spraying it. The accumulated filth and grime will start to soften as a result.

Step 2: Razor blade the glass

Take a flat razor blade, or even better, a glass razor scraper, and scrape the glass’s surface. This will get rid of much of the nasty buildup, as well as dirt, grime, and paint overspray. Be cautious not to dig into the putty or the wood’s surface.

Step 3: Wipe Clean

Clean the glass with some clean water, wipe it off, and then dry it with a clean towel to catch any leftovers. You can stop here if the glass appears to be in good condition, but if it still has a hazy appearance, continue to step 4 below.

Step 4: Polish glass

A glass polishing chemical is required to remove mineral deposits and obstinate haziness. All of our glass is polished since it truly makes it shine. Imagine it being similar to having your car’s headlights cleaned. It polishes out haze and surface flaws while softly abrading the surface.

Apply the polish with a clean towel using a circular motion similar to how you would wax an automobile. To get rid of the buildup, massage the area vigorously while working it in thoroughly. Allow it to air dry until it turns hazy and white, and then buff it off with a fresh, clean towel. When you’ve removed all the dirt and grime, the glass should be brand-new and shining!

Clean hazy glass in the shop

It really makes the work so much easier if you happen to have the glass out of your sash while doing the restoration. Use any available tub to place the glass in the water and dish soap combination and let it sit there for as long as you can. The residual glazing putty or paint is greatly softened by doing this, which makes cleaning up much simpler.

The next step is precisely the same as the one described earlier. When you go to glaze and paint your window, be careful not to use some of the chemical glass cleaners since they might interfere with the paint’s ability to adhere. Avoid using ammonia, instead, use plain soap and water to clean freshly painted surfaces.

All of Southern California is served by the Orange County, California-based, owner-operated company Glass Polish Service. Most of the time, we can assess your damage on-site within 48 hours and do your glass restoration that same day. Get in touch with us today.