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Cleaning Hack: How to Have Spotless Windows for Months

Spotless Windows usually do not last very long… until now! 

I have been blessed with a husband who is a perfectionist. I am not a perfectionist.

One way this has really been benefited me is that my husband, Seth, notices dirty windows. Me… yeah, not so much. So once or twice a year my wonderful, perfectionist of a husband drags out the ladder and cleans the outside of our windows. (I clean the bathroom once a week so I’ll call that even!) 

spotless windows

This spring he cleaned the windows a little differently. Isn’t it funny how men can think of things so differently? I would never have thought to clean a window with anything other than a window cleaner. But Seth values productivity and was trying to make our clean windows last longer than the first rain storm. 

He used Rain-X 2-In-1 Glass Cleaner Plus Rain Repellent on our living room and dining room windows. But he cleaned the bedroom windows with normal window cleaner. 

Update: A lot of people have been asking in the comments for more details on the actual cleaning process. This product is a 2-in-1 cleaner and repellent. There is no need to clean the window before using this product. This product and some paper towels is literally all you need. Spray the Rain-X on the window then wipe off with a towel . Done. 

It’s so simple! It’s so obvious! I never would have thought of this myself! 

Check out what our windows look like today–3 months later! Yeah! The last time these windows were cleaned was in April! 

cleaning hack

I know a picture of a window doesn’t really show how clean it is but trust me these windows are spotless! Plus, last night we got 3 inches of rain. It has stormed every day this past week and now we are under a flood advisory! It has been crazy how much rain we have had this past month! But that really proves how well this Rain-X can work–not only your vehicles, but also on your home windows and even on your shower doors!

These windows are also facing West, which is the direction all the weather comes from. 

Oh, and the windows that were cleaned the normal way–not with Rain-X– they are covered in water spots. 

FYI: Rain-X is NOT sponsoring this post! We received our can of Rain-X as a Christmas gift with a bunch of other car cleaning things from a family member. Seth just got this idea one day that it would work on house windows to keep them spotless and it did work! We have not tried other brands or products of Rain-X, but if you do would you please let me know how they work! 

To find this product click on this link to Rain-X Glass Treatment. 
Anna

About the author: Linda and Anna are a mother-daughter team that enjoy cooking, crafting and sharing advice with each other. Here they enjoy sharing all their new recipes and ideas with their readers.

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  • Deb July 11, 2016, 7:45 pm

    I also use this on my glass shower doors.. works great.

  • Jeannie July 4, 2016, 8:51 pm

    Do you use this on the inside of the window also?

    • Blessed Beyond Crazy July 6, 2016, 8:40 am

      Hi Jeannie,
      Sure, you can use this product on the inside of your windows if you want too. The product is mainly to keep rain spots from forming on your car windshield, although it works great on windows and shower doors. I checked, and Anna and Seth do not use it on the inside of their windows.
      Thanks for stopping by!
      Have a great day!
      Linda

  • Karen June 28, 2016, 8:36 pm

    I’ve waxed my windows for over 25 years! Not only does the water bead up and roll right off, the dirt doesn’t stick to the glass so the windows are much easier to clean the next time. I Used regular Rain-x at first but the past 5-6 years have used a spray silicone car wax. I’ve not seen the Rain-x you have pictured but will be on the lookout for it.

    • Cindy July 4, 2016, 8:29 pm

      Check an Auto Parts store like O’Rielly’s

  • Rachel June 27, 2016, 11:44 am

    How do you do this? Do you rinse the windows with water first, wipe off, then apply the Rain X?

    • Karen June 28, 2016, 8:40 pm

      Wash your window like usual, then apply the Rain-x (if using regular Rain-x). The product mentioned here though makes it seem like it’s a cleaner and repellent in one.

      • Blessed Beyond Crazy June 29, 2016, 8:18 am

        Yes it is a two-in-one so you don’t have clean them before applying the Rain-x. This type of Rain-x does both the washing and the water repelling.

  • Judy Hembree June 6, 2016, 9:01 pm

    you have so many good pieces of information, Love the RainX window cleaner.

    • Blessed Beyond Crazy June 6, 2016, 9:08 pm

      Hi Judy,
      Thank you so much for your kind words. We appreciate you stopping by and leaving us such a nice message.
      Enjoy,
      Linda

  • Jessica May 26, 2016, 9:53 pm

    Does this also help with fingerprints? I have many little children and they destroy the Windows right after I clean them.

    • Blessed Beyond Crazy May 27, 2016, 9:18 pm

      Hi Jessica,
      It will not prevent fingerprints. We too have little children that destroy our interior windows. If you ever find a solution please come back and share 🙂
      Have a great day,
      Anna

      • Annette Davis July 17, 2016, 12:23 pm

        I have used l lime away to get sediment off the windows.

        • Blessed Beyond Crazy July 18, 2016, 5:12 pm

          Hi Annette,
          Thanks for the tip! That is good to know!
          Linda

  • jean April 25, 2016, 6:03 pm

    I have been using RainX for years . The idea also came from my husband. He had a 1938 Ford and was having trouble finding wiper blades and wanted to use the car no matter if there was a chance of rain. After many hours of research he came up with Rain X. Worked like a charm on the windshield, house windows and shower doors. Another tip is I also use RainX windshield washer fluid to clean the outside windows when it is still freezing cold out. Doesn’t freeze up on the glass. For some reason after taking the Christmas decorations down I always want to clean the windows. Crazy I know. LOL

  • Lyn April 22, 2016, 10:59 pm

    I have not heard of this product here in Australia. Do you know if it is sold here, if not is there a similar product that is just as good.

    Cheers Lyn

    • Blessed Beyond Crazy April 23, 2016, 5:21 pm

      I’m sorry I don’t know. I know it can be bought from Amazon (see links in post). I wonder if you could order it from there and it would ship to you?

      • Lyn April 23, 2016, 7:01 pm

        Thanks for that. I will get online and order it from there if I can’t find it or a similar product here.

    • Wendy April 23, 2016, 6:15 pm

      Hi Lyn
      I’m in NSW & my local SuperCheap Auto stocks several rainx products. I’ve used it & it works for windows. Try your own Super Cheap in the area for products to put in your windscreen water. Hope this helps.

    • Wendy April 23, 2016, 6:19 pm

      I can get the rainx products at Super Cheap Auto (I’m in NSW). It works, I’ve done it on my home windows and have started doing some windows for clients. No complaints!

      • Lyn April 23, 2016, 10:20 pm

        Thanks Wendy. I went online and Super Cheap Auto stock it in the next town so will purchase it there. Thanks everyone for the info. I’m looking forward to nice clean windows that stay clean for quite awhile. I have a huge amount of windows that face South and get all the weather.

    • Gabriele July 7, 2016, 7:54 pm

      Supercheap Auto $16

  • Madonna April 17, 2016, 10:47 pm

    Yes, I have had them cleaned at the jewelers BUT only if they do it in front of me! I never let them take my pieces into the “back” to clean. NEVER.

  • Glo April 17, 2016, 11:45 am

    It may not be hard water deposits. Acid rain can also leave marks on a car’s finish. Go to the auto parts store and get some compounding. Apply it to the paint following the directions and it should remove the marks. Or you can take your car to be detailed and they will remove it for you. Doing it yourself will be much cheaper so you might want to try that first.

  • Erin April 16, 2016, 9:41 pm

    Okay, this is a bit off topic, but related. For a really long time, I had to park my car outside where a sprinkler regularly sprayed on it. We have REALLY hard water where I live, so there are deposits on the surface of my car. Does anyone have any suggestions to get it off without doing any more damage to the finish than the deposits would have done? I know vinegar cuts the calcium, and certainly CLR, but I’m afraid to use anything that might mar the finish.

  • Christine April 13, 2016, 5:40 pm

    I love streak free windows and this worked great! I won’t use anything else! Thanks for the great tip!

    • Blessed Beyond Crazy April 13, 2016, 5:48 pm

      Hi Christine,
      Yay! So glad that you like clean windows too and thanks for stopping by and leaving us a message.
      Have fun! 🙂
      Linda

  • Kelly April 13, 2016, 11:20 am

    Thanks for this idea! Gonna give it a try this coming week on my Gram’s house that I am cleaning out ever so slowly (it’s not in same state I reside in after all). Washed her windows 2 visits ago, but noticed last visit that they were spotted all up already. It is FL so know it’ll be tested by rains.

  • Clara Pedigo April 12, 2016, 7:32 am

    How do you get your hubs to clean windows? 🙂

    • Blessed Beyond Crazy April 13, 2016, 1:29 pm

      He’s a perfectionist and I’m not! When something is dirty chances are good that it will bother him faster than it will bother me so he just cleans it up before I get to it! Difference in personalities! 😉

  • Nancy April 6, 2016, 2:27 pm

    Does it leave a hazy finish in the sun?

    • Blessed Beyond Crazy April 7, 2016, 12:23 pm

      No, not at all!

  • Glo March 30, 2016, 10:19 am

    I’ve used car wash containing wax for the shower stall and glass doors for many years now. It cleans at the same time as it protects, saving a step, and it keeps the shower and glass doors beautifully clean and spot free. If Rain-X contains wax it sounds similar to the car wash, but you have to clean first before applying. Is there is any other advantage to Rain-X over what I am using now, or should I just keep using my method?

    • Blessed Beyond Crazy March 31, 2016, 10:33 am

      We did not clean the window before applying the Rain-X. The product we used was a 2-1 so it cleaned and prevents future water spots.

  • Wendy March 28, 2016, 10:00 pm

    Thanks so much for this post. I found a different recipe on Pinterest using a woolmix + water recipe that worked well on outside windows but didn’t remove the many years (yes, embarrassed to admit is has been several years since I cleaned outside windows). So, I added a big squeeze of rain-x extreme clean to the same woolmix/water bucket and did the windows again. Voila! Really clean windows 🙂 I am really very grateful for your post (and the woolmix poster) for my now clean windows. Seriously, my house looks like I’ve just had a skylight installed – so much more light.

  • Susan March 12, 2016, 5:40 pm

    We use the car window washer fluid if we have to clean at freezing. Not sure how it took me nearly 40 years of how ownership to think of. Told husband to pick up rainx

  • S March 12, 2016, 2:27 pm

    We’ve used it on our glass shower enclosure. Never thought to do the outside windows!

    • Shevona March 16, 2016, 9:47 pm

      What a great idea, to use on shower doors! Does it really help with soap scum and water spots?

      • Blessed Beyond Crazy March 16, 2016, 10:07 pm

        Hi Shevona,
        Yes, it really does work. Just clean your shower doors really well before spraying on the Rain-X. Then follow the directions on the spray bottle. You will need to reapply the Rain-X every so often.
        Thanks,
        Linda

  • Lisa Jordie @TheDriftingDesk March 4, 2016, 3:59 pm

    WOW, thanks for sharing! I’ve never thought to use that product on my home windows. It makes total sense. Thank you for sharing!

    • Blessed Beyond Crazy March 4, 2016, 7:54 pm

      Hey Lisa,
      Thanks for stopping by and dropping us a note. It’s nice that windows can actually stay cleaner longer.
      Have a good weekend!
      Linda

  • Suzane March 2, 2016, 1:53 pm

    Great tip. Thanks for sharing.

  • Jean February 29, 2016, 5:20 pm

    I use rain x on my full view storm door. It really works.

    • Blessed Beyond Crazy February 29, 2016, 8:39 pm

      Hi Jean,
      Yep, it sure does! Thanks for letting us know!
      Linda

  • tlg February 6, 2016, 7:48 pm

    Sounds great for glass… But does anyone have any
    ideas on how to keep white vinyl deck railings from
    turning green? It takes forever to try to get them clean.

    • Blessed Beyond Crazy February 7, 2016, 8:51 am

      Hi there,
      Hmmmmm, not sure what you should use on vinyl deck railing. I would suggest that you contact a home improvement store, or the actual manufacturer of the railing and see what they suggest. Please let us know if you find out the answer. If we hear of something we’ll be sure to let you know too.
      Good luck!
      Linda

      • Deb March 13, 2016, 3:12 pm

        I use invisible glass for my stove top which is glass, cleans grease and it’s better then windex.

      • Christine March 15, 2016, 9:42 pm

        How bout clorox mold and mildew remover?

        • Blessed Beyond Crazy March 16, 2016, 8:50 pm

          Hi Christine,
          Are you asking if you can use Clorox Mold and Mildew remover on windows?
          Thanks,
          Linda

      • Mary May 30, 2016, 11:55 pm

        There is a product called Wet and Forget. I order it from Amazon. We live on a lake, and the northwest side of the house gets green algae. This product is amazing. You only apply it about every 6 months, and it reactivates when it rains. I also use the shower version once a week, and I rarely need to scrub. Will try the Rain-X on my Windows, however.

        • Blessed Beyond Crazy May 31, 2016, 8:48 pm

          Hi Mary,
          We have never heard of the product called Wet and Forget. It sounds amazing, especially for someone living next to a body of water. We need to check it out.
          Thanks so much for the recommendation and for leaving us a note!
          Have a great day!
          Linda

    • Kristi Reeves February 19, 2016, 10:40 pm

      JoMax

    • Deb March 13, 2016, 3:08 pm

      After you bleach it clean, Try car wax or boat wax, I use detailing wax on my fiberglass shower and it helps keep the water spots off.

    • Jean March 17, 2016, 5:19 pm

      I have a white vinal fence that gets green stains. I use chlorox – sparingly to protect my plants – and a Mr Clean eraser. The fence came clean easily and stays white all season.

      • Blessed Beyond Crazy March 17, 2016, 7:15 pm

        Hi Jean,
        Thanks so much for sharing this tip! We love it when people share what works for them and it’s always good to have options! 🙂
        Have a great weekend!
        Linda

      • Susan Van Weelden March 24, 2016, 3:26 pm

        power washer

    • Susan Van Weelden March 24, 2016, 3:25 pm

      MR CLEAN DRY ERASERS just DAMPEN THEM

  • wynnkin January 27, 2016, 1:47 pm

    I’ve used rain-x on the car windshields for years. WORKS GREAT!!! never thought to use it on the house. great idea.

    • Blessed Beyond Crazy January 27, 2016, 1:56 pm

      Hi there,
      Yes, this product seems to have many great uses beside just using on windshields. There are probably many more that we haven’t thought of.
      Thanks so much for stopping in and leaving a message. We appreciate it!
      Linda

      • Donna Spilker July 10, 2016, 1:20 pm

        We r smokers and live in a very old farm house. Will it remove cigarette smoke.

        • Blessed Beyond Crazy July 18, 2016, 5:11 pm

          Hi Donna,
          That is an interesting question. I’m not sure if this product will remove cigarette smoke, but it is certainly worth a try! Please let us know how it works for you if you do decide to try it.
          Thanks for dropping us a note.
          Linda

  • Taylor January 23, 2016, 11:39 am

    I have a mirror in my shower that drive my OCD-cleaning brain crazy with water spots! I had the idea of using this to fix that problem and although water spots still show up its much clearer than before and the other mirrors in the bathroom don’t fog up as badly 👍

  • Clara January 20, 2016, 10:27 am

    I can’t wait for spring to try this on my outside windows. I use a Norwex cleaning cloth and a Norwex polishing cloth on my inside windows…only need water with them and they do a great job of cleaning streak-free. I also use my Norwex on my inside car windows. Love the idea of adding rain-ex to windshield washer fluid in car, will share this with DH when he gets home from work!

    • Blessed Beyond Crazy January 20, 2016, 1:26 pm

      Hi Clara,
      Thanks for mentioning the tip about the Norwex cleaning cloth and for stopping by and leaving us a note. Have fun keeping all of your windows clean! lol
      Linda

    • Patty April 2, 2016, 6:07 am

      Norwax cloths are the best chemical free streak free for Windows, mirrors and dark granit.

      • Blessed Beyond Crazy April 2, 2016, 7:53 am

        Hi Patty,
        Oh, that’s a good tip to know. We’ll have to check them out.
        Thanks again!
        Linda

    • jean April 25, 2016, 6:11 pm

      Clara they sell RaineX windshield washer fluid in Walmart usually only a few pennies more than regular washer fluid.

  • Nick January 16, 2016, 9:18 pm

    I use rain x as well. The only problem with rain x is if it is allowed to build up heat i.e.( on the inside of a storm door) it will eventually have a residue or hazy film.

  • nan January 1, 2016, 12:27 am

    hmmmm….. is this a paid ad for rainx? the only thing that comes up is the ad and it won’t let me read the blog.

    • Blessed Beyond Crazy January 2, 2016, 8:28 pm

      This is not paid for by Rain-X. As mentioned in the blog post the reason we tried it in the first place was because it was gift we received last Christmas and we had it laying around. It worked great and I just wanted to share our cleaning hack with our readers to hopefully make your life easier! I’m not sure which ad is popping up and not letting you read the post. We don’t have that many ads on our site to begin with and none of them should be pop ups. If you could please be more specific I will try to remove that ad.
      Thanks,
      Anna

  • Brian Shaffer December 22, 2015, 2:56 am

    This product contains alcohol which does not do well with most types of silicone.
    Especially the type used in shower door installation. You are better off using an alcohol free window cleaner.
    Once a month and squeegee every time you shower.

    • Blessed Beyond Crazy December 22, 2015, 9:19 am

      Hi Brian,
      That is a good tip to know and we will definitely keep that in mind! Thanks so much for sharing that information with us!
      Linda

    • charly March 3, 2016, 5:33 pm

      Oh contraire Brian I have been cleaning condos for over
      10 yrs and I use it on the shower doors. It works great!

      • Blessed Beyond Crazy March 3, 2016, 5:55 pm

        Hey Charly,
        Thanks for jumping in and sharing your experience with cleaning shower doors. We appreciate your input!
        Linda

  • Woody K. Hess December 15, 2015, 12:28 am

    RainX is also great on fiberglass shower walls. Don’t get it in the tub, as it’s quite slick, but it sure helps keep my shower walls and glass doors from soap scumming up as fast.

    • Blessed Beyond Crazy December 15, 2015, 9:13 am

      Hi Woody,
      Thanks so much for sharing this tip with us. Several other’s have also mentioned it as well and they also said not to get it on the floor of the tub. Isn’t it great that there is a product out there that really is good and doesn’t cost a ton?!?!
      Thanks for dropping us a note.
      Have a great day!
      Linda

  • Pyyllis November 3, 2015, 7:42 am

    I used Rain-X on my mirrors for a streak free shine. Takes off hairspray residue on bathroom mirrors too.

    • Blessed Beyond Crazy November 3, 2015, 8:28 am

      Hi Pyyllis,
      Wow! Another great use for this product! Thanks so much for sharing that tip with us and for stopping by!
      Have a great day!
      Linda

    • Lorrie February 17, 2016, 6:17 am

      I clean house for people on the side and I see this so often. I have to get this product especially for that. I’m loving this post. Thank you:-D
      Lorrie

  • Sue October 20, 2015, 9:49 am

    Sure wish this would work on children’s finger and nose prints on the inside! 😉

    • Blessed Beyond Crazy October 20, 2015, 10:57 am

      Hi Sue,
      No doubt! That would be amazing wouldn’t it? Thanks so much for stopping by and dropping us a note.
      Have a great day!
      Linda

  • Brittany October 19, 2015, 12:32 pm

    I use it on my outside porch lights and lamp post too!! It is amazing how bright and clear the glass is. We also use it on our sunglasses. Wonderful stuff!

    • Blessed Beyond Crazy October 19, 2015, 12:53 pm

      Hi Brittany,
      Wow, how clever! It’s amazing how many ways this product can be used! Thanks so much for sharing your tips with us!
      Have a great day!
      Linda

  • Darcy October 18, 2015, 3:15 pm

    It’s great for swimming pool glass fencing too!

    • Blessed Beyond Crazy October 19, 2015, 10:19 am

      Hi Darcy,

      What a great idea! Never thought of using it on swimming pool glass fencing! Thanks so much for sharing this tips with us!
      Linda

  • Jennifer October 5, 2015, 10:08 pm

    How about the spiders and bugs? Our main problem are the cobwebs on our windows and they aRe all hard to reach! Suggestions?

    • Joan October 14, 2015, 12:17 am

      I’ve read that tea tree or citrus oil will deter spiders. Maybe try spraying some around the window frame.
      I have the same problem.

      • Sheilah March 27, 2016, 5:22 pm

        Oil of Peppermint for the spiders.

        • Blessed Beyond Crazy March 27, 2016, 7:41 pm

          Hi Sheilah,
          Ooh, that’s good to know that peppermint will help keep spiders away.
          Thanks for the great tip!
          Linda

  • Carla October 5, 2015, 12:49 am

    I use the Rain X wiper fluid – the pink stuff. And I love it! One day, I was comparing it’s label with another brand, and something clicked – if it repels rain & snow, why not put some in a spray bottle in the winter, too defrost my windows, when they’re iced up & I need to drive. Guess what! Works like a charm! So, while everyone else is outside, scraping their windows & windshield, I start the car, like they do, then grab my spray bottle & give all the windows a good spray, then get back in the car, where is warming up. In less time than it takes to do a good scraping job, I’m on my way, with clear windows, all around, & I’m warm & dry. In the Chicago area, that’s something!

    • Ruth June 25, 2016, 6:31 am

      Since you use the pink liquid rain x, can you tell me how you clean the house windows? Do you clean them like normal and then go back and spray the rain x? Do you wipe it or just let it air dry?

      Thanks

      • Blessed Beyond Crazy June 25, 2016, 1:01 pm

        Hi Ruth,
        The Rain-X we use isn’t pink. I use the exact product that is pictured in the post. We use the Rain-x to clean the windows since it’s a 2 in 1. Then it gets wiped off–not air dried.
        Anna

  • Susan September 26, 2015, 1:21 pm

    Awesome idea!! My windows face West too and get pelted with sea spray. We get powerful Southeast Alaska low pressure storms (called hurricanes in the lower 48) through the winter months. Can’t wait to see how this works! 🙂

  • Rachel September 26, 2015, 5:32 am

    If you’ve never used Rain-X on your car, you need to try it. I live in south Florida where rain can be blinding. With Rain-X, I rarely have to even use my wipers because I can see so well, and the amount that it improves visibility is unbelievable. I don’t like the 2 in 1 for car windshields as much as the Original, so this gives me a use for that bottle now! Thanks for sharing!

  • Sara Lamberto September 22, 2015, 9:26 am

    How often do you have to do this?

    • Blessed Beyond Crazy September 22, 2015, 2:18 pm

      So far we have done this once, about six months ago and haven’t had to do it again since. I’m guessing we will need to do it every 9-12 months. I think it could easily last a whole year, I’m just not sure having not tried it out through the winter months yet.

  • Hope September 9, 2015, 4:06 am

    Next time you clean your shower and it dries use rain X on the shower and it too will stay cleaner alot longer just make sure you’re in a ventilated area and wear a mask it smells stout. I even use it on my sink and counter love rain X so many uses.

    • Jim Durst October 20, 2015, 8:48 am

      Be careful using it in your shower and bathtub. It is a wax and can make it slippery. It’s great for the sides, though.

      • Blessed Beyond Crazy October 20, 2015, 10:56 am

        Hi Jim,
        Thanks so much for the great reminder to always be careful when using any product in the shower/bathtub.
        Have a great day!
        Linda

  • Shannon September 8, 2015, 8:45 am

    WOW!!!!! So incredibly smart!!! Why didn’t I think of that!!! Thank god for handy (motivated) husband’s! 🙂

  • skd August 19, 2015, 12:08 pm

    Spotless!!! Spot on!!!

  • Cory Waltmathe August 18, 2015, 7:15 pm

    This is great, you don’t need to worry about a spotty windows after cleaning. This product is amazing, I surely recommend this to my friends.

  • Elena August 17, 2015, 12:23 am

    Use it on my chrome faucets in bathroom and kitchen, too.
    Always water spot and chalk free!

  • Debbie August 7, 2015, 2:47 am

    Great idea and link- thank you! Do you clean the insides of the windows with RainX too? Or just the outsides and then clean inside with regular glass cleaner?
    I’d like to give it a try! 🙂

    • Blessed Beyond Crazy August 7, 2015, 2:08 pm

      We clean just the outside with Rain-X. The inside we clean with regular glass cleaner. We have small children so the inside windows don’t seem to stay clean for long!

  • Tiara August 6, 2015, 11:12 am

    I’d like to remove the hard water spots before i try this… on my outside windows, and ideas what the best way to do that would be? Or will it take care of them when i do this?

    • Blessed Beyond Crazy August 6, 2015, 12:40 pm

      If your windows are really dirty I would try washing them before using the Rain-X. You could try using CLR (Calcium, Lime, Rust) to make washing them easier. Just be sure to read the directions. Then use the Rain-X to keep them clean longer!

      • Judy morgan February 1, 2016, 10:48 am

        The best way to clean your windows is to put one, just one, drop of Dawn detergent in a spray bottle of water. Shake it up just a little to mix it and spray and wipe clean. I learned this from a maid that took care of cleaning condos. It gets glass so clean without spots or streaks. Then use the rain x treatment, which I’m going to try.

        • Blessed Beyond Crazy February 1, 2016, 10:13 pm

          Hi Judy,
          Hey, thanks for the tip on using a drop of Dawn in a spray bottle. When I was growing up my Mom would wash windows with a little vinegar in warm water, (this would cut the scum) then wipe with a soft rag, spray with window cleaner, dry with a cloth again. The final step was to wipe the glass with a crumpled up newspaper to get all the streaks. We didn’t have the Rain X back then or I’m sure she would have used it.
          Thanks for stopping by and leaving us a note.
          Have a great day!
          Linda

    • MONICA August 18, 2015, 5:40 pm

      I had the same issue, spots on my window from the sprinkler. I used Dawn dish soap and a magic eraser. Did the job. Now I will follow up with Rainx and see how it goes.

    • Jennifer November 12, 2015, 1:40 pm

      You can use distilled white vinegar to remove water spots.

  • Tatjana August 6, 2015, 9:52 am

    I would have never thought of this idea! I might have a better outlook on cleaning windows now. Thank you

  • Sue August 4, 2015, 10:48 pm

    I struggled for years with spotty glass in our shower – it drove me crazy. I wondered why on earth anyone would put glass in their shower. We now use Rain-X on our glass shower. It’s amazing!!! I’m one happy girl “with a clean shower”.

    • Tatjana August 6, 2015, 9:53 am

      Thanks Sue! Great idea!!

    • mjfluke February 3, 2016, 1:43 pm

      I work for a cultured marble/glass company. We recommend using rain-x on the shower windows too. Glad to hear others are on the same wave length.

      • Blessed Beyond Crazy February 3, 2016, 6:17 pm

        That’s great! We’ve had others suggest that this product be used on glass shower doors so it’s really good to hear that you recommend it as well. Especially since you work for a cultured marble/glass company!
        Thanks so much for the thumbs up!
        Linda

  • Margot August 3, 2015, 8:24 pm

    is it safe on windows that have UV film on them?

    • Blessed Beyond Crazy August 3, 2015, 8:53 pm

      No. I did some checking on RainX website and this is what they had to say about using this product on treated windows: “This product needs to be used on clear glass that is void of anything else on it such as tints.” Sorry for the bad news!

      • Edee September 16, 2015, 12:23 pm

        how do you use the Rain-X ? I have a large plastic bottle of it but it doesn’t give directions. Do you dilute it with water first ? Wipe on, Wipe off ?

        • Blessed Beyond Crazy September 16, 2015, 5:24 pm

          No need to dilute. Just spray on, let it sit for a moment, then wipe off.

  • Turnergl July 30, 2015, 11:53 am

    Thanks for sharing such a great tip! I actually can’t wait to clean my windows!! 😉

    • Blessed Beyond Crazy July 31, 2015, 7:24 pm

      Hi Turnergl,
      I guess it is a great post if it makes you actually want to wash the windows! HA! Glad that you like it and hope you don’t work too hard.
      Thanks for stopping in and dropping us a note!
      Linda

  • Brygida July 27, 2015, 5:03 am

    oh! I live in Ireland and we have rain almost every day. I really need something for my windows and I will try your method (I’m so excited!)

    • Blessed Beyond Crazy July 28, 2015, 8:57 am

      Yay! I’m so happy for you! Please let me know how it works for you! I hope this will save you tons of time!

  • Lisa Tighe July 24, 2015, 8:59 am

    I used a product like this on my car windows. For months I didn’t even need to use my window wipers when it rained. Then after a few months, the windows got dirty. Really dirty. And cleaning that stuff off….let’s just say I had to pour coke on it to get it off. IMHO, it isn’t worth it. But I’m hoping this product has improved since I tried this last.

    • Blessed Beyond Crazy July 24, 2015, 8:27 pm

      Wow, that’s weird. We have used Rain-X on our car windows for years and years and never had a problem. Did you use an off brand? Maybe the brand has something to do with it…?

    • Penny November 6, 2015, 8:38 pm

      We had the same problem with using RainX it works great but after a while it seems to build up like wax on floors and is hard to get off of the wind shield. Please keep us updated on how this comes out. Thanks

  • Chris July 23, 2015, 9:38 pm

    I’m curious. Why didn’t he use the Rain-X on the rest of the windows?

    • Blessed Beyond Crazy July 24, 2015, 6:51 am

      We weren’t sure it would work. Next time he probably will. This was a trial period. It was also a good comparison for us to see just how well Rain X did work compared to the windows that didn’t have it.

  • yoli July 23, 2015, 6:49 pm

    What is Rain -X maybe you should have picture of it, for us that remember by sight. 😀

    • Blessed Beyond Crazy July 24, 2015, 6:51 am

      Good point! I added a picture! Thanks!

  • Seana Turner July 20, 2015, 8:35 am

    I will try this… seems so obvious, but I never thought of it!
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  • Jeanette Miles July 20, 2015, 2:10 am

    I use Rain X on our glass bathroom sinks – It keeps the water marks down and with a quick wipe they are bright and shiny. Never thought about using Rain X on the windows but will give it a try. Thanks!

    • Blessed Beyond Crazy July 20, 2015, 2:50 pm

      Hey! That’s a great idea!

  • Danielle July 18, 2015, 9:36 pm

    We love Rain-X! My husband is a firefighter and a total OCD perfectionist too. Annoying, until he comes up with stuff like your husband did. We are avid boaters, every time we take the boat out of the lake, we wipe it down with Rain-X. Much like your result, it is amazing!!

  • Vickie - HorseMark Cards June 28, 2015, 5:18 pm

    What a great idea! Rain-X was recommended to us from the contractors that installed our new shower and it really works! We have very hard water. I also use it on my windshield; the wipers love it! 🙂 Now I’m going to use it on my windows! Thanks for sharing!

    • Blessed Beyond Crazy June 28, 2015, 6:52 pm

      Hi Vickie,
      Isn’t it great when someone shares a great tip or hack with us? So glad your contractor recommended the Rain-X to you. It really works well.
      Thanks for stopping by!
      Linda

      • CatinaSDavis July 13, 2015, 3:02 pm

        Awesome thanks for posting this great-time-saving-genius idea!

        • Blessed Beyond Crazy July 14, 2015, 9:54 am

          Your welcome! Glad you found it helpful 🙂
          -Anna

  • Blessed Beyond Crazy October 19, 2015, 10:23 am

    Thank you so much for sharing our post with your readers! We hope they enjoy having clean windows as much as we do!
    Take care,
    Linda

  • Sherry November 16, 2015, 7:17 pm

    am in the process of emptying and cleaning a 5 level home with 6 sets of french doors and a huge sun room …therefore many windows to wash I am going to try this it sounds like a solution for my problem thanks.

  • Blessed Beyond Crazy November 16, 2015, 8:21 pm

    Hi Sherry,
    Sounds like you have some amazing light in your home with all those doors and windows! Yes, this product will certainly help with keeping all of that glass clean for a much longer time. Don’t work too hard! 🙂
    Linda

  • Blessed Beyond Crazy November 6, 2015, 9:59 am

    Thank you for sharing our post with your readers!
    Linda

  • Frances November 15, 2015, 5:48 pm

    RainX will leave a film on windshields that you may periodically have to clean off. After years of doing that, my husband started adding it to the windshield washer fluid in the car. Whenever you use the windshield washer you get a little rainx…..you never have to strip it off! Yay…

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