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How to Clean Glass Splashbacks

Grease marks got you down? Find out how to clean grease off a glass splashback and get your kitchen sparkling in now time.


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Glass splashbacks are a big style feature for modern kitchens – until they get covered in grease. Don’t worry, though. It’s pretty easy to clean splashbacks. Just follow our tips for the best way to clean glass splashbacks in your home.

Wondering how to clean splashbacks stained with grease? Apply soapy water or spray some white vinegar, leave it to work for a minute and put a paper towel on the stain to absorb the liquid before wiping the surface.

How to clean a glass splashback

Learning how to clean grease off glass splashbacks and generally keep them looking glossy and clean isn’t actually that hard, as long as you have the right tools and products and keep a few things in mind.

  • Keep a couple of lint-free cloths and a non-abrasive cleaner on hand. Glass splashbacks don’t take well to metal- or plastic-based implements, so a lint-free cloth is the best tool for removing stains from splashbacks. Apply a small amount of a non-abrasive cleaning product onto the cloth and gently rub it over the splashback in circular movements. Leave the product to work for a couple of minutes, then wipe it off with a clean, damp cloth, moving from side to side.

  • Clean your splashback regularly. It’s a good idea to wipe off stains as they occur, and give your entire glass splashback a thorough clean using the method above about once every two weeks.

  • No non-abrasive cleaner at home? Try white vinegar. The answer to how to clean glass splashbacks using natural agents is to resist the urge to use tap water (which can create unsightly streaks) and opt for white vinegar instead. White vinegar is a bit of a natural all-rounder when it comes to cleaning, and it’s worth keeping a bottle at home. Just put some in a spray bottle, apply it to the splashback, and wipe off with a clean cloth.

  • Blame it on the sunshine. Any solution you use is more likely to streak while the sun’s out, as the heat causes any liquid to dry faster, before you’ve had a chance to wipe it off. Make the most of a cloudy day by cleaning your kitchen and you’ll get a nice, streak-free sheen on your splashback!

That’s how to clean splashbacks! Remember to keep a bottle of non-abrasive cleaner or white vinegar to hand for this job as well as a couple of clean, lint-free cloths. You’ll never have to ask how to clean a glass splashback again.

  • Wipe off stains as they appear to prevent them from drying

  • The best way to clean glass splashbacks is little and often – aim for every 2 weeks

  • Always use non-abrasive products and tools like lint-free cloths to protect the finish

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