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How to look after your glass splashbacks

Monday 21st November, 2016

Glass splashbacks are the must-have design feature for contemporary kitchens and bathrooms. They’re durable, hygienic, sleek and ultra-stylish – no wonder they’re so popular!

But how do you keep your glass splashbacks looking as good as new in an area as busy as a kitchen?

Splashes, spills and steam from cooking can quickly take the shine off your beautiful splashbacks. But fear not! The Peterlee Glass guide to cleaning your glass splashbacks will have them looking gorgeous again in no time.

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Act quickly to clean up spills

It sounds like common sense, but the sooner you act to clean up spills and splashes, the easier they are to deal with. Dried on food takes a lot more elbow grease to shift!

Using a damp microfibre cloth to quickly wipe any splashes off your glass splashbacks as and when they happen will make your regular cleaning routine much easier to deal with.

Make wiping your glass splashbacks as much a part of your kitchen routine as wiping down your worktops after you’ve prepared food. It takes a few seconds to do but will save time in the long run, as well as keeping your kitchen looking sparkling for longer.

Do a thorough clean once a fortnight

To keep those glass splashbacks free of fingerprints, grease and dust, it’s a good idea to get into the habit of giving them a regular thorough clean fortnightly. But you don’t need any expensive cleaning fluids or products for this – good old dishwashing detergent mixed with warm water is perfect. It’s gentle and has no harsh abrasives, so there’s no risk of dulling the glass surface.

Spray the soapy mixture over your glass splashbacks, then leave it to work for a couple of minutes, loosening any dried-on grime and breaking up grease as it soaks in. Wipe it away with a damp microfibre cloth, then give it a good buff with a soft paper towel or lint-free cloth. An old cotton T-shirt is perfect to bring up the shine.

You should never need to use scourers or abrasive sponges on glass splashbacks. Despite splashbacks being made of toughened glass, scourers can still cause microscopic scratches. Over time these can build up to permanently dull the finish of your glass splashbacks.

Get a high-shine finish

For a high-shine finish, the old housewives favourite of white vinegar and newspaper is hard to beat. Mix one part white vinegar to four parts water, then wipe or spray on to your glass splashbacks. Wipe off with a soft cloth, rubbing in a circular motion, then finish the job with last week’s scrunched up newspaper. You might want to wear rubber gloves for this, as while newspaper will get your glass sparkling bright, your hands can end up filthy!

Keep up your regular cleaning routine and your glass splashbacks should stay looking as good as new for years to come.

If you’d like to find out about the range of painted glass splashbacks available from Peterlee Glass, get in touch today. For design inspiration, see our blog on glass splashback ideas or take a look at our image gallery.

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