How to Make Window Cleaner Containing Corn Starch & Vinegar

Making homemade window cleaner from household materials allows you to not only save money, but do your part to save the planet.
Homemade window cleaner uses pantry ingredients, such as vinegar.Homemade window cleaner uses pantry ingredients, such as vinegar.
Homemade cleaners use safe non-toxic ingredients such as corn starch and vinegar. Buying the raw ingredients for homemade window cleaner will cost you less money a bottle of store-bought window cleaner. Since you only need use a little of each ingredient, you will have enough materials left over to create multiple batches of cleaner.

Step 1

Fill up a spray bottle with two cups warm water.

Step 2

Add a 1/4 cup of white vinegar to the water.

Step 3

Stir in one tablespoon of cornstarch.

Step 4

Twist on the cap to the spray bottle and shake the bottle vigorously to stir the ingredients.

Step 5

Spray the solution onto a window or other glass surface. Wipe away stains using a paper towel.

Things You Will Need

  • Measuring cups
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. Cornstarch
  • 2 cups warm water
  • Spray bottle

Tips

  • Add a 1/4 cup of rubbing alcohol to the mixture for a stronger cleaning solution.
  • After wiping the window with paper towels, wipe it with a piece of black and white newsprint for an extra shiny finish.

About the Author

K.C. Moore has been writing professionally since 2008. He has contributed to "Eye on Life," Kingdom Hearts Ultimania and several online publications. Moore has also worked professionally as a game adviser for Blockbuster Video since 2004. Moore is a graduate of Central Michigan University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in English with a concentration in creative writing.