How to do Window Washing Like a Pro?
We all know that keeping your windows clean is a chore. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be! In this article, we’ll show you how to do window washing like the experts do.
Whether they are inside or outside of your home, exterior or interior panes, there’s a right way and wrong way to do every step: choosing cleaning products; prepping the window for application; applying the product; rinsing off residue with water; and finally, dry-dusting any leftover particles. Follow these steps and you’ll end up with sparkling clean windows in no time!
We’re going to walk through each process in detail so that even if you’ve never washed a window before (or just want to make sure you’re doing it right), you’ll know how to do it like a pro.
Choosing the Right Cleaning Product
The first step in washing windows is to choose the right cleaning product. When it comes to window cleaners, there are two main types: those that are meant for exterior use and those that are meant for interior use. Exterior window cleaners are made to withstand the elements and can be used on both glass and vinyl siding. Interior window cleaners, on the other hand, are designed to be safe for use around plants and pets and should only be used on glass panes.
No matter which type of cleaner you choose, always read the label carefully to make sure you’re using it properly and safely. Some products can be harmful if they come into contact with your skin or eyes, so it’s important to follow the directions closely.
Prepping the Window
Once you’ve chosen the right cleaning product, it’s time to prep the window for cleaning. This step is important because it helps to remove any dirt or debris that could potentially scratch the surface of the glass.
To prepare the window, start by wetting down the entire surface with a hose or power washer. If you’re using a hose, be sure to use a gentle stream of water so you don’t damage the glass. If you’re using a power washer, start with the lowest setting and work your way up if needed. Once the entire surface is wet, use a soft brush to scrub away any dirt or debris. If the dirt is stubborn, you can use a little bit of the window cleaner to help loosen it up.
Applying the Cleaning Product
Once the window is prepped, it’s time to apply the cleaning product. This step can be a little tricky, especially if your windows are high up or difficult to reach. If you’re washing exterior windows, start by pouring some of the cleaner onto a cloth or sponge. Then, using circular motions, apply the cleaner to the window and scrub away any dirt or grime. Be sure to pay special attention to the corners and edges of the window. If you’re using a squeegee, make sure to rinse it off regularly as you work so that the blade doesn’t get gummed up with dirt.
If you’re washing interior windows, start by spraying the cleaner onto the window. Then, using a clean cloth or sponge, wipe away the cleaner and any dirt or grime. As with exterior windows, be sure to pay special attention to the corners and edges of the window.
Rinsing Off Residue
After you’ve applied the cleaning product and scrubbed away all the dirt and grime, it’s time to rinse off any residue. This step is important because it helps to prevent streaks from forming on the glass. To rinse off the residue, start by wetting down the entire surface with a hose or power washer. If you’re using a hose, be sure to use a gentle stream of water so you don’t damage the glass. If you’re using a power washer, start with the lowest setting and work your way up if needed. Once the entire surface is wet, use a clean cloth or sponge to wipe away any leftover cleaner or dirt.
Dry-Dusting Any Leftover Particles
After you’ve rinsed off the residue, there may still be some particles of dirt or dust left behind. To remove these particles, start by dry-dusting the entire surface with a clean cloth or sponge. Be sure to pay special attention to the corners and edges of the window.
And that’s it! By following these simple steps, you can wash your windows like a pro in no time.
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