Do you look up to washing your windows? With these handy tips, your windows are clean in no time, and you can enjoy the beautiful view.
Do you also see this way against the excellent spring cleaning? To wash all windows – and especially those small windows – from the inside and outside? With the right tools and our recipe for your window cleaner, you will be amazed at how easy, fast and hassle-free home windows cleaning can be.
Do-it-yourself cleaner for crystal clear windows
Step 1: Make your cleaning agent.
The recipe: Mix one part of clean vinegar with one part of the warm water in a plant spray. It is advisable to use more water than vinegar, but this differs for everyone. If the vinegar smell disappoints, you can add a dash of lemon juice.
Tip: If ready-to-use cleaning products have left a layer of grease, add half a spoon of liquid detergent to your homemade detergent.
Bonus tip: Never clean your windows in the bright sun. A cloudy day is better so that the windows do not dry too quickly during window cleaning and no streaks appear.
Clean and dry
Step 2: Spray your homemade cleaner on the window.
Cleaning and drying you do in one go with crumpled old newspaper paper instead of paper towel. Newsprint paper leaves an invisible layer on the window, so dirt does not stick as easily. Use the oldest newspapers you have; newer newspapers may leave marks because the ink is not dried out enough. Wear cleaning gloves to protect your hands against ink stains.
Are your windows filthy?
Then use a sponge and a bucket. Work from top to bottom to prevent drops and wipe water edges off the window frames so that the wood is not damaged. Some people like to use a pad or microfiber cloth to dry the glass. Whatever you choose, make sure your cloth is lint-free for window cleaning.
Bonus tip: Clean the inside of the windows with horizontal movements and the outside with vertical movements. Why? If there are stripes, you know which way to go again!
Washing windows, more than just glass
Step 3: Proceed in the same way as the outside of the windows.
For hard-to-reach windows, use an extendable stick. Moisten the window first and dry it with a cloth. Remove windscreens, clean them carefully and rinse them with the garden hose. You also clean your window frames with a sponge and then rinse them carefully with the garden strike. Dry the windows with an old T-shirt or an old cloth.
Difficult corners can be reached with a small brush or a toothbrush. Use undiluted cleaning vinegar or alcohol to remove hard water stains. If you encounter a little scratch, you can try to polish it away with toothpaste.
Maybe there will be more looking at the window cleaning than you expected, but with these tips, you are already a long way. You will soon be ready for spring and can enjoy the scent of crystal clear, freshly washed windows and not to forget: the beautiful (spring) view.
Now that your living room is in order again after all that hard work, it is time to pamper yourself because you have earned it. This naturally starts with good facial care. If you are looking for professional window cleaners, then log on to our site CCCWindowCleaning.com.au and book a service that suits you best!