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Windows are difficult to keep clean; they’re often hard to reach and even a speck of dirt is clearly noticeable on their glass surfaces. Here’s a step-by-step guide to our proven window cleaning method.
The best time to clean your windows is on a cloudy day. If you work on them while the sun is shining, it will dry your cleaning solution too quickly, leaving streaks.
Fill up half a bucket with warm water and add some washing-up liquid. Soak your sponge in the bucket and wipe the window from top to bottom and side to side thoroughly to remove as much dirt as possible.
Swipe a window blade (squeegee) from top to bottom across the window to remove excess suds. Wipe the blade with a cloth after each stroke. Keep repeating this step until the glass is completely dry.
Use a cloth to wipe the window frame dry. This will stop water from dribbling down onto any panes below and will help create a tidy finished look.
An alternative to a window blade is an electric window vacuum. This tool is highly effective at cleaning windows and avoiding streaks.
For interior windows, start by spraying thoroughly with window cleaner.
Give the window a firm wipe with a cloth from top to bottom and side to side to get rid of all dirt.
To remove any remaining streaks, simply scrumple up some black and white newspaper and rub the streak thoroughly. It should eventually disappear.