Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tips In Cleaning Windows

My goodness! Cleaning windows is not easy. I laugh when i did once. I feel like I cannot make it but I just tried. So now I tried looking for what it should be in cleaning windows and here are what I found vert helpful.

Tips and Hints:

* Don't clean windows in direct sunlight – the window may dry too fast and streak.
* Exterior windows should be first be washed with a hose or clean water to remove grease and grime
* Wash windows side to side on the inside and up to down on the outside. If there are streaks, you will know which side they are on.
* Change wash and rinse waters often.
* Vacuum screen to remove dust, etc
* Outside screens can be scrubbed with warm water and rinsed with clean water. Allow to air dry.
* Squeegees do not work on textured or stained glass windows.
* Choose a "hard" paper towel (soft ones leave lint) or cotton cloths such as old t-shirt or socks.

The new micro-fiber cloths work well for cleaning windows. Follow the instructions for use of the cloths. When washing micro-fiber cloths or towels do not use fabric softener as it reduces the absorbency.

Homemade Cleaners for Windows:

* Mix two tablespoons of ammonia OR white vinegar with two quarts or warm water.
* Mix one-half cup ammonia, one pint of 70 percent rubbing alcohol and one teaspoon of liquid dishwashing detergent. Add enough water to make one gallon liquid.
* Mix one tablespoon liquid dishwashing detergent with one quart water.

Thanks to UNL for this.

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