How To Clean Windows In Your Home Like An Expert
Ever wonder how to clean windows like an expert?
You can be an expert window washer too, and get it done relatively quickly, by following these steps.
Gather Your Supplies
Before you begin anything else, you must gather all necessary supplies.
You will need:
Steps To Take Before You Actually Start Washing Windows
This article is all about how to clean windows, the glass itself.
However, if as a part of spring cleaning, for example, you decided to also wash other parts of your windows at the same time, such as your windowsills, window frames, or window screens, you would need to do these first.
Otherwise, you would get your glass dirty again doing any of these tasks afterward.
How To Clean Windows: Step By Step
Step 1: Wash The Window
Dampen your window scrubber with the window cleaning solution and rub down the window you are cleaning.
The goal is to wet the window thoroughly enough that it washes the window but to not get it so wet that it drips a lot.
Step 2: Squeegee It Dry
Use your squeegee to dry the window and remove all the cleaning solution.
There is a technique to doing this like a professional.
First, draw the squeegee across the top of the window, moving horizontally from left to right to stop the drips. Do this for one pass only.
Second, move the squeegee vertically from the top of the window to almost the bottom of the window.
Third, continue the vertical movement of the squeegee with overlapping strokes from the left to right, to prevent streaks, until you get to the right side of the window.
Fourth, finish by drawing the squeegee at the bottom from left to right, horizontally to get the remaining drips and even out the uneven bottom of each vertical stroke.
Note that between each pass with the squeegee described above, you must wipe the squeegee with a cloth to get rid of excess cleaning solution and dirt so there is no streaking.
Step 3: Wipe Up Excess Drips
Wipe up any drips around the window frame with an old towel.
Tips When Washing Windows
How To Dry Your Windows If You Don't Have A Squeegee To Still Prevent Streaks
The key to window washing is actually not the washing, which is achieved pretty easily.
The key to window washing is how you get the window dry, so it dries without streaks or drip marks.
Therefore, the almost universally recommended tool for doing this job quickly and easily is the squeegee.
However, if you don't have a squeegee don't despair. You can use the following products to dry your windows, each of which has some disadvantages, but none of them are terrible choices.
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