Clever uses for window spray
Whether you know it as Windolene, Windex or just window spray, the multipurpose cleaner has plenty of great uses beyond washing windows.
Today we’re sharing ten clever uses for window spray – will you give any a go?
As insect repellent
Most household insects hate the smell of ammonia common in window cleaners. Spray some near windows and doors in summer to keep insects well away.
Microfibre furniture cleaner
Smooth and comfortable though it may be, microfibre furniture – like faux suede – can be difficult to get clean. Try some window spray – spritz lightly over the surface and then brush using a soft-bristled scrubber working in the same direction.
Window spray might be the secret weapon you’ve been waiting for. Try applying window cleaner to common stains like ketchup or red wine. Soak for 15 minutes, rinse and wash.
As jewellery cleaner
You can brighten up metal and gemstone jewellery with Windolene and an old toothbrush. Spray the piece, scrub lightly, then rinse. The ammonia in window cleaner makes it a great jewellery cleaner – except for soft, porous materials like opal, turquoise and pearl.
Detail your car
Window spray makes a perfect multi-surface cleaner in the car and is ideal because it’s non-greasy and won’t leave any residue behind. You can use it on the windows, dashboard, steering wheel and upholstery – and even on the car’s exterior to remove stubborn marks like bugs and tree sap.
Cut through grease
Window spray is a great foil for any greasy surface and can soften up hard to clean stains in the oven, fans and light fixtures. It also works on pots and pans, too. Spray liberally, leave for 10 minutes then wipe away.
A quick clean for children’s toys
You can quickly and easily clean up toys with the help of window spray and a cloth – just remember to rinse thoroughly with water afterwards.
Free a stuck zipper
Free a stuck zipper with the help of a spritz of window spray. It won’t ruin your clothes and will help loosen up the zip so you can free it again.
Reduce swelling from stings
If you have swelling from a bee sting, try this simple tip beekeepers have known for years. Spray a light misting over the sting to help relieve pain and swelling.
Emergency spot treatment
You might remember this particular trick from the hit film My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Window spray can work as an emergency spot treatment to help reduce swelling and dry out an unsightly spot before a big event. Spray a small amount on a cotton bud and apply directly – and only – to the spot.
Do you know any clever uses for window spray? Let us know in the comments below!
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