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How To Clean A Glass Splashback

Cleaning a kitchen splashback doesn’t have to be difficult but is the kind of job that can be made infinitely easier by cleaning as you go with the right products.

You have purchased, installed and polished your new splashback to pristine perfection. Unfortunately, splashbacks by their very nature are subject to pretty harsh punishment, which is, after all, the reason they exist, to protect your walls!

Contrary to popular belief, keeping coloured glass splashbacks clean doesn’t have to be difficult. As is the case with most things, the key to keeping things clean and serene lies in cleaning your splashback little and often.
Rather than waiting for things to become particularly unsightly, it’s far easier to tend to a splashback on a regular basis. You may also be happy to hear that you don’t even need any specialist products to keep your splashback clean. You’ve probably already got everything you need hidden away at home.

Cleaning a Kitchen Splashback the Easy Way

The simplest way to clean a kitchen splashback is to take to it with a microfibre cloth and a light misting of water. Cleaning this way on a regular basis will help prevent grease, grime and general dirt setting in and causing you a problem.
If you can clean the dirt and debris that hits your splashback before it has time to harden, you will find it much easier to keep it looking great. This is also essential for extending the lifespan of your splashback – regular maintenance holding the key to long-term good looks and protection for your walls.

Cleaning More Stubborn Stains from a Splashback

More often than not, a solution comprising nothing more than warm water and dish soap will be enough to clean your glass splashback.

Think of it in the same way you would clean wine glasses covered in greasy marks and grime. You could start out with some washing up liquid diluted in water, give it a good ‘massage’ and rinse away to a pristine shine.

If this doesn’t work, there are plenty of specialist glass cleaning products you can try out for extra oomph. Just ensure they are approved for use on glass (as opposed to all-purpose cleaners) and stay away from anything that contains bleach.

Repeat the process several times if the grease and grime isn’t fully removed, using clean water to rinse away the residue each time.

The DIY Solution for a Streak-Free Shine

If preferred, you could always throw together your own DIY solutions for keeping your splashbacks clean and shiny. One example of which being a combination of white vinegar and water, which usually works just as well as any conventional window cleaning product.

It’s a similar story with lemon juice, albeit with a slightly less powerful cleaning action than vinegar.

In both instances, a generous spray followed by several minutes to absorb is often all it takes to loosen dirt and grease. After which, you can simply use a soft cloth or sponge to clean the surface in the normal way.

Note: however stubborn the dirt and grease may be, avoid the temptation to resort to abrasive scrubbing or harsh chemicals. You could permanently damage the surface of the splashback in the process, subsequently making it impossible to restore its showroom shine.