Keeping the windows in your home streak and spot-free can be quite the challenge. No matter how hard you try, you’ve probably noticed that it can be just about impossible to wash all of your windows without leaving behind a few streaks and spots. But not to worry! To wash your windows properly, you just need the right cleaning solution, the right tools and a little bit of patience. Here are a few tips to help keep your windows clean and spotless.
Mix your own streak-free solution before cleaning your windows.
There are a lot of different window-cleaning solutions that you can buy at the grocery store. And while some of them will work better than others, you can also make your own powerful cleaning solution right at home. If you plan on washing indoor glass, you can mix together a solution of 1/4 cup of vinegar, 1/4 cup of Isopropyl alcohol, 1 tablespoon of corn stretch, 2 cups of hot water and a few drops of essential oil. For outdoor glass, you can make a much simpler solution of one part white vinegar and one part warm water. These solutions will help you wash your windows thoroughly without leaving behind unsightly streaks and spots.
Use microfiber cloths, a squeegee or even newspapers to clean windows rather than paper towels.
Many people opt to clean their window glass with paper towels. It’s not the worst thing in the world to use, but it will often leave behind lint and pieces of the paper towel on your glass. Instead of utilizing paper towels, you can use other cleaning tools like microfiber cloths, squeegees or black and white newspapers that will wash away dirt without leaving a residue behind.
Wash your windows on an overcast day.
When you’re washing your windows, you don’t want the sun to dry off your cleaning solution before you’re able to wipe it away yourself. This will leave behind the streaks and spots you are trying to avoid. If you plan on washing your windows, do it on a day when the sun isn’t out in full force. This will give you more time to finish washing your windows before your cleaning solution evaporates in the heat of the sun.