The Right Way to Clean Frosted Glass

Frosted glass has always been a trendy but subtle part of home decor, providing a hint of privacy in modern bathrooms, and homes. They make quite the statement in the light fixtures industry and are widely suitable for the kitchen, dining rooms, tables, lampshades, bedrooms, office, and hotels, etc.

How Often to Clean Frosted Glass

Ideally, due to age, improper care and lack of maintenance—the frosted glass can be stained, grime fill and turned yellow—over a period of time. The frosted glass should be cleaned, dusted and cared for at least once a month. A quick spray with a homemade cleaner and a thorough wipe down using a sponge will simplify the cleaning process. If grime and dirt are allowed to build upon the frosted glass, cleaning becomes much more tedious and time-consuming.

Things You’ll Need

  • Mild dish soap
  • Warm water
  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Baking Soda
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Lemon Juice
  • Alcohol
  • Acetone
  • Spray Bottle
  • Sponge
  • Soft Cloth or Microfiber Cloth

How to Clean Frosted Glass With Vinegar

Vinegar has an acidity level of 5%, which is common in most household cleaning agents. The white distilled vinegar will help cut through the grime on frosted glass windows and doors.

  1. Mix the white distilled vinegar with warm water and dish soap. Pour into a spray bottle, shake well.
  2. Spray the frosted glass from top to bottom, wet the area heavily with the mixture and allow it to settle for 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Using a sponge, scrub the frosted glass.
  4. Rinse with cool water
  5. Wipe and dry down with a soft or microfiber cloth.
  6. Air-Dry completely.

Helpful Tips

While you should never use aggressive cleaning materials on frosted glass, you can try adding baking soda to the mixture to provide a tad bit of abrasion that can help remove tough debris and scum.

For really hard and tough spots, use a bit of hydrogen peroxide with the baking soda. Apply with a sponge.

How to Clean Frosted Glass With Lemon Juice

Although lemon juice is not quite as potent as vinegar, the scent and disinfectant ability makes it another great alternative to cleaning frosted glass. Yea, I know.. It may require a bit more spunk in the cleaning process but the added citrus flare is well worth it.

  1. Add the lemon juice with warm water and pour it into a spray bottle.
  2. Spritz the frosted glass and clean with a sponge from top to bottom.
  3. No rinsing is required.
  4. Wipe with a microfiber cloth.
  5. Dry with a soft cloth.

How to Clean Frosted Glass With Alcohol

Alcohol is quite the forefront ingredient in standard glass cleaners and works great for cleaning frosted-etched glass.

  1. Mix one tablespoon of household alcohol with warm water.
  2. Pour in a spray bottle.
  3. Spritz the glass and allow it to settle for ten minutes.
  4. Scrub with a sponge from top to bottom
  5. Dry with a microfiber cloth.

How to Clean Frosted Glass Shower Doors Daily

Once you are in the habit of deep cleaning the frosted every month, let’s establish a daily routine that will make deep cleaning enormously easier.

  1. Mix in a spray bottle, mild dish soap, hydrogen peroxide, and warm water.
  2. Spray the window, door or glass with the solution.
  3. Squeegee to remove water drops.
  4. After using the squeegee, rinse with cool water.
  5. If possible, Air-dry by leaving the windows and door open.

How to Clean Yellowed Frosted Glass

Some stains, if left over a long period of time or placed in humid conditions, can turn the frosted glass yellow.

  1. Mix Windex with a tablespoon of ammonia, liquid detergent, and warm water.
  2. Flush the yellowed frosted glass with water, then dip a sponge into the mixture.
  3. From top to bottom, wipe the glass with the dipped sponge.
  4. Rinse the area with lukewarm water or blot clean using a microfiber or a dry-soft cloth.