I hope this will help those of you who have well water.
We just moved into our dream home this past February. With a new home comes new grass — not sod, but freshly planted grass that my husband sowed during the construction. Here in North Carolina, the past couple of weeks have been HOT and DRY! I really didn’t want to see my new grass die so I bought a sprinkler and started watering the grass every day. It seemed like a great idea until I noticed our windows were SO SPOTTED that I could barely see through them. Yes, the water sprayed the grass AND the windows!
I hated seeing the spots, but I figured I would just wipe them off with some window cleaner as soon as the grass stood a chance and grew a little more.
Well, you can imagine my surprise when I attempted to wipe off the spots with NO success! As a matter of fact, you are looking at a window that was scrubbed SEVERAL TIMES!
I was so sad about it. My new windows … ruined with ugly spots from our well water …
I began a search and landed on this video:
I decided to follow the advice of Brent Holland with Build.com. I purchased Bar Keepers Friend and expectantly used the product on our windows. I will say that I saw a little bit of a breakthrough, but it left a film on the windows (probably from my lack of strength to rub it off really well). I wondered if something with texture would make a difference, so my husband handed me this little cutie:
(Ha, not the man but what he is holding … They are called THE ORIGINAL SCRUB DADDY.)
These little sponges and their owner were on Shark Tank! But aside from their cuteness, they must have been the missing key I needed! My hubby purchased them at a local hardware store — so you can easily find them.
With that said, I found that if I scrubbed the windows with Bar Keepers Friend (using The Original Scrub Daddy), THEN wiped off with paper towels I could see a difference. It still left a slight film (probably user error), so then I used Windex (but I’m sure any window cleaner would work) with paper towels to remove the film. Yes, a lot of work, but finally — my clean windows returned!
I am not being compensated for the mention of these products. I just wanted to hopefully help some other desperate person who might find herself in my shoes.
I hope this helps!