How to Use Denatured Alcohol to Clean Windows

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Things You'll Need

  • Spray bottle

  • Newspaper or microfiber cloth


Add a drop of a bleach free dish soap to the solution to help cut through tough grease and grime.


Store denatured alcohol in a safe place out of the reach of children and pets.

A little denatured alcohol goes a long way in cleaning your windows.

Improper cleaning of your windows can lead to streaks, lingering residue and haziness obstructing your view to the outside world. Rather than running to the store and purchasing the first glass cleaning product that touts its "streak free" capabilities, the answer to perfectly clear windows may already be in your cabinet. Denatured alcohol is an efficient alternative to other glass cleaners that goes above and beyond in eliminating dirt, grease and grime as well as giving your windows a sparkling shine.


Step 1

Mix equal parts warm distilled water and denatured alcohol in a spray bottle.

Step 2

Spray the solution directly onto the window making sure to evenly cover the glass.

Step 3

Wipe the window with a piece of crumpled up newspaper or a microfiber towel to remove the dirt and clean the window.

Step 4

Wipe the window with a dry newspaper or microfiber cloth to polish the glass and restore the shine.



Melynda Sorrels

Melynda Sorrels spent 10 years in the military working in different capacities of the medical field, including dental assisting, health services administration, decontamination and urgent medical care. Awarded the National Guardsman’s Medal for Lifesaving efforts in 2002, Sorrels was also a nominee for a Red Cross Award and a certified EMT-B for four years.