I’ve been asked a lot lately about cleaning windows and in particular ‘what’s the best way to clean a window’ – so today, I’m going to show you how to clean your window like a professional…
Do you know why professional window cleaners use microfibre pads and squeegees to clean their clients windows? Well, neither do – but I’m sure there;s a very good reason for it..
A long time ago I cleaned my windows using only vinegar and paper towels – but truth be told – it’s really quite time consuming using the spray and wipe procedure – and more often than not, I would get frustrated with the streaky results…
There’s got to be a better way..
There was a better way –and that involves one of these and this is squeegee, scrubber, combination tool – these cost about $10 at your local big box – and when I bought mine it was on sale for $3 – so, yay me!
The only other stuff you’re going to need is a bucket, a microfibre cloth and some dish liquid.
- Drop a few drops of dish liquid into your bucket and fill it about 1/2 way with warm water..
- We’re going to use the microfibre scrubbing pad to wash the windows and then we’ll use the squeegee to wipe them clean and dry
- Dip the scrubbing pad into your mixture and apply it to the glass in an S pattern – try and get into all of the corners
- Next, you’ll use the squeegee and starting at the top, wipe from one side to the other..
- Then, You can use the microfibre cloth to wipe the frames and corners clean..
You can attach a pole to reach windows which would normally be out of reach..
You can also use this tool indoors – just use less water on your scrubbing pad and maybe place a rag or cloth at the bottom of the window to protect your window sills…
If you have any tree sap, dead bugs or other crusty bits on your window, you can use a Skrapr to get them off and that’s pretty much it!
WHY YOU MIGHT WANT TO USE RAIN-X:
Just as it does in your car, for your windshield, Rain-X is a glass cleaner and rain repellent which can be sprayed on and wiped off your windows when you are finished with the cleaning routine shown above. Rain-X repels rain by causing it to bead up and drain away from glass surfaces, such as your house windows – learn more about Rain-X here!
WHY YOU SHOULDN’T USE NEWSPAPER:
Back in the day, newspaper print was made using carbon black, or lamp black – that was the part of the newspaper which was responsible for actually polishing glass surfaces (and also why using a newspaper was SO effective) – however, now latex is used, and this will just smear the soap on your glass.. 🙂