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Frequently Asked Questions

You’re on a mission to lighten and brighten your world, and we’re here to help. Dive into our FAQs for answers to all your Windex® brand enquiries, or check out the product page for your favourite formula for even more answers.

Windex Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What ingredients are in Windex® Glass and Multi-Surface Cleaners?

A: Most Windex® Glass and Multi-Surface Cleaners are formulated with detergents, solvents, fragrance and in some cases ammonia (see below for ammonia-free products). For more information about what goes inside SC Johnson products, visit

Q:What can I do to get my windows and glass surfaces really clean?

A:If spraying Windex® Glass Cleaner and paper towels aren’t achieving the sparkle you’re searching for, try wiping with a different towel. Lint-free cotton cloths, microfiber towels, untreated paper towels, newspaper or old, clean cloth diapers work great. Be sure to use enough Windex® product to remove all the dirt and change cleaning towels as they become soiled. Cleaning windows on a cloudy day works best. Sunlight can heat up windows, causing sprays to dry before you can wipe them clean. For more tips check out How to Give Glass an Unbeatable Streak-free Shine*.

Q: When I clean my windows, it's a race to wipe up the spray before it hits the sills. Any tips for beating the drips?

A: For cleaning larger windows at a more leisurely pace, try dividing the window into four sections. Start at the top left, spray, and then wipe the cleaning solution off before moving to the next section. Work your way clockwise around the whole window. You'll have plenty of time to catch the drips.
Or try Windex® Foaming Glass Cleaner, it clings to vertical surfaces, keeping your window sills safe from drips. For cleaning smaller surfaces, Windex® Glass Wipes achieve a streak-free shine in a spray-free format.

Q: What is the difference between the outdoor products?

A: The Windex® Outdoor Glass and Patio Concentrated Cleaner is a convenient spray-and-rinse cleaner that makes it easy to give outdoor windows a streak-free shine without wiping. It can also be used on patio furniture, playsets and other plastic and vinyl surfaces.
The Windex® Outdoor All-in-One Glass Cleaning Tool includes a pole and cleaning pad infused with our special sheeting-action formula. It's designed to prevent streaks and spotting on outdoor windows and glass surfaces without the need to hand-dry.

Q: Do Windex® bottles contain recycled plastic?

A: Yes, Windex®bottles are made from 100% post-consumer recycled material. Windex® bottles are also completely recyclable—look for the symbol on the bottom of the bottles and please recycle. Learn more about our commitment to sustainability on the SC Johnson website.

*Claim based on Windex® Original lab testing against leading competitor glass cleaners per AC Nielsen 52 weeks ended 7/29/2017.

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