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'Effective' natural method leaves windows and patio doors 'spotless' – and it's free

The secret to sparkling patio doors could be found in your recycling bin, according to a home improvement expert.

With summer just around the corner, many Britons are getting ready to host outdoor gatherings and socialise with friends and family.

In preparation for summer and socialising, many Britons are cleaning their homes and outdoor areas which include patio doors and windows.

With this in mind, Myles Robinson of Value Doors has shared a budget-friendly solution for restoring glass patio doors to their former glory – using newspaper.

He said: “Newspaper fibres are naturally absorbent and finely textured, making them perfect for achieving spotless and streakless glass.

“Compared to common cloths and paper towels, newspaper outperforms by leaving virtually no residue behind, resulting in a pristine shine every time.”

How to clean windows using newspaper

Myles has shared a three-step method for cleaning windows and patio doors using newspaper.

He said: “Firstly, assemble several sheets of newspaper and prepare a gentle cleaning solution in a spray bottle, preferably a mixture of white vinegar and water for its mild yet effective cleaning properties.

“Then generously mist the glass with the solution and use crumpled newspaper to scrub in a circular motion. The ink on the newspaper is a bonus, helping to lift stains for immaculate results.

“Lastly, take a fresh piece of dry newspaper to buff the glass, enhancing the shine dramatically. It’s the final flourish that makes all the difference.”

As well as using newspaper, Myles said it’s important to choose the right cleaning solution. Rather than resorting to chemicals, Myles suggested using white vinegar.

The home improvement expert said using a gentle cleaner like white vinegar will help to preserve the glass and keep windows gleaming.

He said using toxic chemicals can leave behind streaks and tarnish the overall finish.

If you’ve got particularly tough spots and fingerprints, Myles suggested applying the vinegar solution directly onto the spot and allowing it sit for a few minutes before wiping it away with the newspaper.

He added: “And for particularly stubborn stains, you can use a microfibre cloth for added scrubbing power.”


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