Tips for shiny windows

We all know how unpleasant feeling is trying to look through the window and seeing only a glass covered with dust, dirt and dried gutter water. Depending on the area you live in, the glass color can vary from light gray to solid black. If not properly cleaned on regular bases, the dirty windows may ruin the whole performance of your property.

Cleaning companies handle dirt on the glass much faster than any housewife and the number of your windows doesn’t scare them. The use of proper window cleaning tools and utensils, results in a better cleaning compared to home methods, such as rubbing windows with newspaper or a wet rag, using common household window cleaners.

But, if you decide not to call the company, here we offer some tips that we hope will make your work easier. However, some available household chemicals such as ammonia, vinegar (light acid), and dish detergent may be just as effective as commercial window cleaning products, which often contain these things as ingredients.

You shouldn’t be a professional cleaner in order to achieve remarkable results. You should just follow few simple rules and for example avoid wiping the window chaotically. Instead you should wipe first the whole length of the window with vertical moves and afterwards repeat the same on the width, with horizontal movements. You may use an extension in order to reach the higher and hard accessible parts and to cover the full window area. If some scratchy marks occur on the glass, you are able to apply tooth paste, which will successfully remove it. It is recommendable the windows to be washed on a sunny day, as the good sunlight will allow you note more properly areas that you have happened to miss while wiping. You only need to pre-spray the glass with the cleaning solution and wipe straight after in order to avoid the detergent to get dried by the sun. You can use a small brush in order to reach the corners of the window frame. You may hardly believe it, but the best results in polishing the clean glass would give a good wipe over with a piece of newspaper sheet. Another little secret the experienced housewife would share with you in order to make the well cleaned windows shine, is to rub it with some sort of an eraser, that removes chalk marks from blackboards. Polish windows to a sparkling shine with crumpled newspaper. Remember that window cleaners pose a threat to woodwork. Don’t let them drip on the windowsill, where they can harm the paint.