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How to Clean Exterior Glass Railings

Glass Railings | February 13, 2020

Knowing how to clean exterior glass railings properly will help keep your deck railing looking like new for years to come. At Vista Railings, we understand how important it is for you to have a beautiful and functional deck space. That is why, in addition to our railing products, our team can help you with all of your glass railing maintenance and cleaning needs.

Tips for Cleaning Exterior Glass Railings

Some simple tips for cleaning exterior glass railings include:

1. Use Soap and Water

One of the easiest ways to clean exterior glass railings is to use soap and warm water. Make sure to wash the railings thoroughly by using a sponge to cut through grease buildup from outdoor cooking, bird droppings, and other debris before rinsing off the railing using a high-pressure hose. Once the railing is completely dry (usually after a few hours), you can easily remove any streaks by wiping down the railing with a clean and lint-free cloth.

2. Use a Vinegar-Water Solution

White vinegar is a cheap and environmentally friendly solution for cleaning exterior glass railings and can be very effective at removing dust and dirt that has been sitting on the glass for quite a while. To create a simple vinegar-water solution, add a cup of white vinegar to two cups of warm water. The solution can then be applied to the railing with a sponge or can be poured directly over dust and dirt accumulations. Make sure to rinse the railing with warm water before letting it dry to prevent streaking.

3. Use a Shower Squeegee

If you have small glass railings on your deck, you can easily keep them clean by using a shower squeegee to whisk away water after it rains. While using a squeegee can increase the amount of time between cleanings, you will still need to thoroughly clean the railings from time to time.

4. Get Rid of Bird Droppings Immediately

When it comes to maintaining the good looks of your exterior glass railings, it is important to remove dried bird droppings right away, as they can become tougher to remove over time. As soon as you see a bird dropping, clean it right away using a sponge and soapy water.

If you would like to learn more about how to clean exterior glass railings, or if you are interested in one of our railing products, please contact Vista Railings at 1-800-667-8247.