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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 Windex® products are ammonia-free?

A: The following products do not contain ammonia. They can be used in cases where cleaning with ammonia is not recommended. • Windex® Crystal Rain Glass Cleaner • Windex® Electronics Wipes

Q: Can I use Windex® products on my car windows?

A:We recommend not to use Windex on tinted windows.

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

A:If spraying Windex® Original 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 cotton nappies work well. Be sure to use enough Windex® product to remove all the dirt and change cleaning towels as they become dirty. 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 a 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.
For cleaning smaller surfaces, WINDEX WIPES achieve a streak-free shine in a spray-free format

Q: Can I use Windex® products to clean screens and electronic devices?

A: Windex® Electronics Wipes are safe to use on television screens, laptops, computer screens and phones. These wipes are safe and effective on removing fingerprints and dust without damaging the screen. Just make sure to unplug and turn off any device before you wipe it clean.

Q:What is the difference Windex Original and Windex Outdoor?

A: The Windex® Outdoor Surface and Glass has a concentrated formula which is tougher on outdoor dirt. It also has a unique all-in-one nozzle - just attach your hose, spray and rinse. It can also be used on outdoor furniture, playsets and other plastic and vinyl surfaces.