How to Remove Chlorine Spots From Glass

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Things You'll Need

  • Distilled white vinegar

  • Cleaning bucket

  • Cotton cleaning cloth

  • Newspaper

  • Ammonia

  • Sponge

  • Squeegee

  • Liquid soap

Distilled white vinegar is a useful tool to combat chlorine spots.

Liquid chlorine is a chemical often used in cleaning products and widely used in swimming pools. Regardless of whether you use chlorine in your pool or as a cleaning agent, the surrounding area likely contains glass items such as glass tabletops, windows and light fixtures. If the chlorine splashes onto these glass surfaces and is not promptly wiped away, the moisture in the chlorine evaporates and leaves behind a cloudy, white residual spot. This residue is simply and effectively removed using products you may already have in your kitchen.

Vinegar Glass Cleaner

Step 1

Create a solution of 2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar combined with 1/3 gallon warm water in a cleaning bucket.

Step 2

Dip a cotton cleaning cloth into the bucket and wring out excess solution.

Step 3

Wipe the cloth over each glass surface, focusing on areas with chlorine spots.

Step 4

Buff each glass surface until shiny using a crumpled-up newspaper.

Ammonia Glass Cleaner

Step 1

Combine 1 bottle cap of ammonia with 2 gallons of water in a cleaning bucket.

Step 2

Dip a cleaning sponge into the solution and wring out excess moisture.

Step 3

Run the sponge over the entire glass surface to moisten the surface, then go over the surface again, focusing on areas with chlorine spots.

Step 4

Run a squeegee over the cleaned glass surface, flicking excess moisture off the edge of the glass to leave a streak-free shine.

Liquid Soap Cleaner

Step 1

Combine five drops of liquid soap with 2 gallons of warm water in a cleaning bucket.

Step 2

Dip a sponge into the liquid and wring out excess moisture.

Step 3

Smooth the sponge over the soiled glass surface, moistening the surface. Go over the surface one more to remove any stubborn chlorine spots.

Step 4

Rinse the moisture away using clean water, then allow the glass surface to air-dry.


Clean glass surfaces regularly to remove dirt and chlorine spots and to prevent chlorine buildup on your glass. Clean glass surfaces when they are coo as warm surfaces often dry with streaks. Dampen a squeegee blade with clean water before using for best results.


Never add more vinegar to the vinegar cleaner recipe than instructed; high concentrations of vinegar may etch the glass, leaving marks behind.


Jamie Conrad

Jamie Conrad is a professional writer and artist, having over 10 years of experience in both writing and performing arts. She has worked as a news anchor, newspaper reporter, freelance writer, and theatre artist, veterinary technician, and teacher. Her work has appeared in various local newspapers and extensively on eHow. Conrad studied at West Virginia University and holds a B.A. in theatre and journalism.