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Window cleaning tips and techniques

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

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The Best Window Cleaner
Make a great all-purpose window cleaner by combining 1/4 cup vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon liquid soap or detergent, and 2 cups of water in a spray bottle. Combine in a spray bottle. Shake to blend. 

Supplies Needed for Washing Windows
Clean cloths
Whiskbroom or brush
Stepladder or step stool

Steps to cleaning windows:
•Get window shades, blinds, and curtains out of the way.
•Dust or brush window frames and sills.
•Wipe the glass with a damp cloth first to get rid of the worst dirt.
•Wet a sponge or soft cloth with the vinegar and water or ammonia and water solution.
•Starting with the top window panes, wash each pane in an up and down motion. Be sure to get into the corners.
•Rub the glass with a dry, clean cloth.
•Wash window frames and sills with a damp cloth. Dry them. After the sills are dry, you may want to wax them.
Cleaning Mirrors
Clean mirrors in the same way you would clean windows.
Do not use too much of the cleaning mixture. String cleaning solutions can damage the mirror.
Cleaning Picture Glass
To keep water from getting inside the frame of pictures and framed mirrors, hold a piece of heavy paper or cardboard against the frame on the inside edge.
 Names of Cleaning Products
BRAND NAME PRODUCTS – Windex, Sparkle, Glass Plus
Clean your windows on a cool, or cloudy day. dutch touch window cleaning services san diego north county
Get a bucket of lukewarm water (not hot), and add 2-3 tablespoons of plain ammonia. Use a sponge that has a white scrubber on the other side (don’t use the green ones, they are too course). Wet your window with the sponge side, then flip to the white scrub pad side, and scrub the window. You’ll be able to “feel” when it’s clean. You’ll feel rough patches, etc when it’s still not clean. This is a step most people fail at, if the window simply isn’t clean, it’s going to look cloudy when done. Scrub well.
You’ll also need lots of clean, white cotton rags/towels/cleaning cloths. Diapers work great here. Dry by hand a 1 inch strip at the top of the window. The trick for no streaks with the squeegee, is placing the dry rubber blade on a dry window.
Take the squeegee now and place it at the top of the window in that 1 inch dry strip. Pull down smoothly. Dry your squeegee blade with between each sweep. Finish window, if need be do one last sweep left to right at the bottom of the window.
Take a dry, clean cloth and run with your finger down each window side and across the bottom to clean and dry the edges. They should look perfect! And you’ll feel great having clean windows.

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