It’s that one household chore we don’t particularly like doing, as sometimes we can end up making the glass more dirty with soap steaks, rather than making them look cleaner. Wouldn’t it make life a lot easier if you could get it right the first time? If the answer is yes, then continue reading our top tips
How to get started
The best time to clean your windows is on a dry, cloudy day. If you decide to attempt the job on a hot sunny day, then what can sometimes happen is the blazing sun will dry the cleaner onto the hot windows before you’re even able to even wipe it off, leaving hard-to-remove streaks.
Before you start washing, sweep the dirt from the window frame with a brush or vacuum it up with your machine’s dusting attachment. This will help prevent dirt from turning into a muddy mess when mixed with liquid.
Window washing cleaners
Window cleaner home remedy
If you’d prefer to use some household ingredients, rather than buying some cleaner from your local DIY store, you will need,
- 2 cups of water
- 1/2 cup white or cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol 70% concentration
Combine these ingredients and pour them in a spray bottle and ensure you label the bottle or keep it out the way, if you have pets or children. If you don’t have alcohol or want to use just natural ingredients then you can mix one part hot water to one part distilled white wine vinegar.
Washing cleaners you can purchase
The most popular and competitive priced glass cleaners on the market are 30 Seconds and Glitz, which can both be purchased from either Mitre10, Bunnings and most Supermarkets. However, to be absolutely sure about what you’re purchasing it’s best to check with a sales assistant in your local DIY store, as they may be able to tell you what customers have had the best experience with.
Use a microfiber cloth
Microfiber cloths are super absorbent, washable, and leaves the glass shiny and streak-free, plus it’s soft and therefore won’t scratch the glass. We suggest avoiding paper towels as weak paper can shred and leave lint behind, which can be tough to wipe off.
When cleaning inside the house, skip the squeegee, as it can leave a mess on the window sill and the floor. If you put your cleaner into a spray bottle, then a microfibre should pick up most of the moisture.