Once your new printed glass splashback is delivered and installed. You are going to want to keep it looking as good as the day it was made. In order to do this you need to ensure you are cleaning and maintaining it correctly. At Colour2Glass we are the glass splashback experts. So here is our guide on how to clean a glass splashback.
Are Glass Splashbacks Easy to Clean?
One of the advantages of our printed glass splashbacks is that they are very easy to clean. They are easiest to clean when the spill first touches the splashback. Although it can be difficult during cooking to stop and deal with a mark on your splashback. At this stage, when the spill has no time to get stuck on to the surface, they can normally just be wiped down with a damp cloth.
Do this quick enough and it will be like the spill never happened! But what happens if you don’t have time to deal with the mark? And you have a dried on stain on your glass splashback.
The Easiest Way To Clean a Glass Splashback
If you do have a dried on stain on your splashback, there are a number of things you can use to remove it. One of the most important things to consider is the cloth or sponge you will be using to remove the stain.
You need to ensure that it is not too coarse. Anything highly abrasive will damage the splashback. Scoring the surface and leaving visible scratch marks. You also don’t want something too loose. This can catch on the stain and leave behind fibres which can become time consuming to remove.
The best fabric to use is a microfiber cloth. As this will not damage the glass. However, you still need to take you time when cleaning the glass. It is still possible to do lasting damage to the splashback with a soft cloth. If you are not taking care and applying too much force onto the glass.
The Best Way to Clean your Glass Splashback
First apply warm soapy water to the stain. This should break up the stain and loosen it slightly. Allowing you to remove it without using as much force, or in a way which resembles scratching it off.
When removing the stain, if you are using anything other than just water, do not use anything more abrasive than soap. Using bleach or other similar chemicals can permanently discolour the glass. Unless you have a burnt on stain which has been there for a long period of time. Warm water and soap should be enough to remove anything from your splashback.
If you are planning on using something different to clean the glass. Ensure you first perform a patch test on a small corner of the printed splashback first. This will let you see how the glass and the cleaner react together.
How To Clean A Glass Splashback Without Streaks
Unfortunately after you clean a stain from the splashback you will probably have put your fingerprints on the glass! There is also the possibility that in removing the stain you have left a streaky finish on the glass splashback. So you will need to know how to clean a splashback without leaving streaks.
There is no shortcut to getting a streak free finish on your glass. You just need to use the right cleaner, the right cloth, and take a little bit of care. Obviously glass cleaner works well. However, we have also found that white vinegar diluted with some water will not only clean the glass, but will also cut through those bits of grease and dust that can get left behind.
You can use a microfiber cloth to get streak free glass. But if you haven’t got any of those in the house, you can actually use newspaper to get your desired finish.
Apply a small amount of your chosen cleaner directly to the cloth not to the glass. And wipe from one side of the splashback to the other. Continuing this process until all the marks have been removed.
Once the glass has dried use a cloth to buff the splashback. Buff in a circular motion around the splashback. How much of a perfectionist you are will come into play here. As the cleaning is only finished when you are happy with the results!