Tips for Streak-free Window Washing
Washing windows is something that everyone has to do at some point, but it’s probably one of the most tedious of all household chores. It not only takes time and effort, but if you don’t do it right, you’ll end up frustrated because of streaking. Windex has helped a lot over the years with their various glass cleaners, but even those have a tendency to streak.
If you want window washing to be easier and more enjoyable for you, then read these tips for streak-free window washing:
1) Warm water. Don’t use cold or warm water when cleaning your windows. The optimal temperature should be about 100 degrees Fahrenheit as this will prevent streaks from forming on your windows as well as help soften hard water deposits.
2) Use microfiber cloth. Microfiber cloths are designed specifically to not leave streaks and lint behind, so make sure you use them every time you clean your windows.
3) Clean from top down. First squeegee off any big water droplets stuck to your windows and then go over the remaining areas with a dry towel or rag unless otherwise stated by the manufacturer of your particular glass cleaner.
4) Don’t stretch. Even though it can be tough not to want to speed through the process, make sure that you keep your arm at a comfortable length and use smooth movements when cleaning your windows. The less you rush things, the better off you will be in terms of streak-free window washing.
5) Use vinegar and water for glass shower doors. Because shower screens are exposed to a lot more soap residue than glass panes in regular windows, they require a little bit more attention when being cleaned. That’s why we recommend using a 50/50 solution of vinegar and water to clean your shower screens.
6) Tinted windows. If you have tint on your windows, then first make sure that it has been fully cured by keeping an eye out for bubbles and other imperfections that might be on it.
7) Rinse with vinegar. If you have a few stubborn spots or streaks to deal with, then try adding a little bit of white vinegar into a spray bottle and rinsing your windows.