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Window Washing Tips and Techniques

The quickest approach to get streak-free, crystal-clear results while washing your windows.

Cleaning Supplies for Windows

When it comes to window cleaning, keep in mind that the same high-quality window cleaning supplies that professionals use are readily accessible online, in-home centers, and at full-service hardware shops. What you’ll need is the following:
10 or 12-in. squeegee
A scrubber or a sponge
A bucket (a 5-gallon plastic bucket will work)
Dish soap
Lint-free rags or small towels
A ladder and a ladder stabilizer (if needed)

Maintain a sharp, fresh rubber blade on your squeegee. Purchase an extra two or three rubber blades to have on hand. By merely reversing blades that haven’t been nicked or damaged, you may get a bit more mileage out of them. Make sure nothing contacts the blade when storing the squeegee.

Window Cleaning Solution (DIY)

In a bucket, combine two gallons of water and around a teaspoon of dishwashing detergent for the best DIY window cleaning solution. Some individuals also clean their windows with vinegar and water.

Using chilly water will give you extra working time in the summer.

If you’ve put off cleaning your windows for so long that the water freezes on the glass, add windshield cleaning solution till the water doesn’t freeze on the glass.

Scrub the Window

Cleaning the edges of the glass at all angles is the first step in the outside window cleaning process. Ensure that all surfaces are covered. The squeegee is being moved horizontally over the glass, but vertical strokes will also work. If you’re working vertically, slant the squeegee to move the extra water toward the region that needs to be cleaned. The results are immediate.

Only the corner of the squeegee should make contact with the glass.

Then clean a short strip of glass from top to bottom on one side, starting at the top corner. The horizontal strokes are easy to begin with, this clear strip.

 Using a squeegee, go all the way over the top.

Pull the squeegee blade slowly over the window, pressing it against the glass in the upper corner. Concentrate on maintaining the squeegee’s top edge in touch with the window’s top edge.

Using a clean squeegee, clean the surface of the squeegee.

To eliminate debris and excess water, wipe the blade on the clean cloth in your front pocket or brush it across the scrubber.

Working on a Window
 
Begin again, this time with the top of the squeegee approximately 2-in. overlapping the last stroke.

Pull the squeegee over the glass at an angle to send extra water down. Repeat with a clean cloth.

 Wipe Away Any Excess Water

The next step in outdoor window washing is to wipe away extra water around the bottom border of the glass with the rag in your pocket. Then, to remove any leftover suds, dip your finger into a dry spot on a separate lint-free towel and rub it around the perimeter of the window. Using a clean area of the lint-free fabric, wipe away any streaks. Change your clothes if you can’t discover any fresh, clean locations.
You may even use a squeegee inside your home!
Squeegees are used by professional cleaners indoors, even in homes with painted and lacquered furniture.

To avoid excessive leaking and run when cleaning windows with a squeegee indoors, squeeze the majority of the soapy water out of the scrubber. After each window, rest the scrubber on the bucket’s edge rather than dropping it in the water. Depending on how dirty your windows are, you may be able to wash five or ten windows before rinsing the scrubber.
Keep a rag in your pocket to wipe down the squeegee and clear up any soapy water spilled onto the woodwork. Wipe the glass’s perimeter with a different clean rag. Microfiber rags are also excellent for washing windows.

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