Owners of homes and businesses install glass railings because they can keep people safe without blocking the view. If you want to prevent a fall from a staircase or balcony, but you want people to be able to enjoy the scenery around them or take in a building’s impressive architecture, a glass railing is an excellent choice. Glass railings require little maintenance, but it’s important to use the right tools and methods to keep them clean.

How to Clean an Outdoor Glass Railing

When cleaning an outdoor railing, start by rinsing the glass with a hose to wash away any loose dirt, dust, and other contaminants. You can clean an outdoor glass railing with a mixture of white vinegar and water and wipe it with newspaper.

If you have an outdoor railing at your home or business, you will probably see bird droppings on it from time to time. Remove them as soon as possible. If bird droppings dry, it can be difficult to clean the glass.

If bird droppings have dried, soak a cloth in a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water, then use it to remove the stain. Another way to clean stuck-on bird droppings is to pour on undiluted white vinegar to loosen the stain.

Don’t scrub too hard or use anything to scrape stains from a glass railing. That can cause visible scratches and permanent damage.

How to Clean a Glass Railing inside Your Home or Business

To clean an indoor glass railing, wipe it down with a damp cloth soaked in distilled or filtered water. Avoid using hard water since the minerals in it can damage the glass.

Once you have wiped the glass railing, you can clean it with an ammonia-based glass cleaner or a mixture of dish soap and warm water. Adding a little lemon juice can help remove stains, get your glass railing looking pristine, and eliminate odors.

How to Avoid Water Spots

After you finish cleaning a glass railing, it’s important to wipe it down and get rid of any excess water. If water is allowed to sit on a glass railing for a period of time, it can leave spots or streaks that can be hard to remove. When you’ve finished washing off dirt and stains, use a squeegee to get rid of excess water, then dry the glass with a lint-free cloth.

Request a Quote for a Glass Railing

A glass railing can make your home or business safer and more attractive. Customers are often surprised to learn how easy it is to care for glass railings. If you’re thinking about installing a glass railing, either inside or outside, contact US Glass Fence to get an estimate.