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Quick Window-Cleaning Tips: How to Remove Water Stains

Hard water has a high concentration of minerals, which can stick to the glass of your windows, leaving behind stains. Renewal by Andersen® of Oklahoma, your go-to contractor in the state for custom windows, shares some tips on how to get rid of these unsightly marks below. 

How Water Stains Are Formed

Hard water won’t leave behind stains immediately. At first, it’ll leave behind a whitish glaze on the window glass. At this stage, the residue can easily be wiped it off. But as the sun dries the calcium deposits on the glass, the whitish haze becomes harder to remove. That’s why it’s a good idea to routinely clean your windows. 

Removing White Stains 

Don’t worry if the mineral deposits harden. To remove them, just follow the steps below: 

  1. Prepare a solution made of equal parts vinegar and water. 

  2. Press a solution-soaked towel against the stains, and let it sit there for roughly a minute. Acidic vinegar can soften hardened calcium deposits, making it easier to wipe them off. If vinegar doesn’t work, try using white wine. 

  3. Repeat step 2 until all the stains have been wiped off. 

  4. Wipe the window dry using a lint-free rag. 

Self-Cleaning Windows 

Left unattended, the stains on window glass may harden, which is why frequent cleaning is a must. However, not everyone has the time or inclination for such chores. Luckily, there’s an easier solution—self-cleaning windows

Renewal by Andersen offers self-cleaning windows with a titanium dioxide coating that makes it harder for dirt to stick to the glass. Water also spreads evenly throughout window glass coated with titanium dioxide, ensuring all the dirt is washed off. 

Want to learn more about our self-cleaning windows? Renewal by Andersen of Oklahoma offers a wide variety of windows, including self-cleaning and picture windows. To request an estimate, call us at (405) 212-5936 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, OK. 


"Our new windows are absolutely wonderful! We were pleased with the entire process and the product and would recommend Renewal by Andersen to anyone."

Mike & Kathy, Edmond| OK
November 5

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