Window washing seems like a chore and sometimes it gets
pushed to the bottom of our cleaning checklist. Guess what? It doesn’t have to
be a chore, and it doesn’t have to be a long-drawn-out process. With these
seven tips, you’ll be able to speed up your window washing routine and make
windows the easiest item on your to-do list!
The first tip when window washing, and possibly
the best, is to pick a time of day when the sun is not shining directly on your
windows. Direct sunlight may dry your cleaning solution too quickly resulting
When washing the outside of windows, clean any
cobwebs, dust or other debris with a soft-bristle brush. Cleaning the dirt off
of your windows first will keep your cleaning sponge and bucket dirt-free
Create a solution or purchase a window cleaning
solution specifically for streak-free windows. You’ll want a cleaning solution
that offers minimal suds and use a clean bucket to mix your solution.
Using a sponge or wand and window washer, begin
putting the cleaning solution on your windows keeping the amount of water very
minimal to avoid dripping.
Next, use a squeegee for the best streak-free
windows. Squeegees come in many different sizes to help you clean large picture
windows or windows with small panes. When you first use your squeegee, be sure
to wet the rubber blade first to help it glide across the window easily. For
large windows, use the squeegee in a “S” pattern starting in the top left
corner if you are right handed. Clean your squeegee between stokes, and always
clean it with a lint-free cloth to keep from putting any dirt back on your newly
Once you have successfully removed all of the
water and suds from your window, wipe the edges and corners of the window with
a dry cloth or sponge.
To really complete your cleaning efforts, you
can also clean the outside frame of the window with a damp cloth. If you use your
cleaning solution to dampen your cloth, finish by running a clean dry cloth
over the frame to remove any left-over cleaner. This can be done inside and
And there you have it; window washing can be simple and easy with the right tools and know-how. If you want to speed up your indoor and outdoor window cleaning routine, you’ll need a few tools to get the job done. Here are window washing tools to get you started!
4-1/2" ROUND WINDOW BRSH
Item # 623249
Model # 11730