Wash Your Windows Like A Pro
Have you ever wondered how those professional window
washers move so fast with the squeegee, and the
windows turn out perfect? Well, there really are some
tricks to it that are simple to learn, and once you
do, dare I say it, you may even enjoy washing windows?
It is possible!
The first trick is to invest in a good squeegee. They
aren't expensive and they are worth every cent! Those
$1.99 ones just will not do. A professional squeegee
has a very soft, rubber blade with no imperfections in it.
You can also get extra rubber blades and simply replace
those when they wears out. There are probably many sources
to get one, but a source I like is The Clean
Secondly, do your windows on a cool, or cloudy day.
If you have to do it in the sun, do it in the morning.
What you want to avoid here is heat. Heat works
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. 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.
About the Author: By Valerie Garner-Mother, grandmother and candlemaker /
owner of Joyful Designs in Soy. She loves to write on
a variety of topics with a warm, and engaging style.