Pro tips on keeping your glass splashback clean

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Grey schist pattern textured glass slumped 6mm splashback | Escape GlassGlass splashbacks are a big style feature for modern kitchens and while slumped glass may be low maintenance and sneakily hide marks and smudges it still needs to be cleaned and will eventually end up 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 shiny and clean isn’t actually that difficult, 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-scratchy cleaner on hand. Glass splashbacks don’t take well to metal or plastic-based implements, so a lint-free cloth (microfiber is great) is the best tool for removing stains from splashbacks. Apply a small amount of a non-abrasive cleaning product such as store-bought glass cleaner, hot soapy water (wiped immediately) or methylated spirits 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 often. It’s a good idea to wipe off stains as they happen, and give your entire glass splashback a good thorough clean using the method above once every fortnight.

  • 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 wonder when it comes to cleaning, and it’s worth keeping a bottle at home, kmart have cheap spray bottles too! Just put some in a spray bottle, spray it all ober the splashback, and wipe off with a clean cloth (again, use that microfiber one we talked about earlier).

  • Blame it on the sunshine, but not the boogie. 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!


    Now blast that playlist and get wiping! 

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