Window cleaning can be quick and easy with the right tools. AsktheBuilder.com host Tim Carter shares window cleaning tips
about which window cleaning supplies to use and what tools work best.
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When you are going to wash your car, I will bet you do not use a spray bottle and some paper towels. In fact I will bet our automotive expert, Steve Overbeck would disapprove.
Well, why do we do the same thing when we wash windows? You want to see how a professional gets windows crystal clear, well, watch this.
Okay, this really is not the best way to clean glass and I will tell you why. Often you just leave dirt behind; you just rub it around in circles. The way professionals clean glass, they have got better tools.
The first thing they start with is a scrubber. This is a fleece-like material that they actually use to apply a liquid solution of basically a degreasing soap. A very similar to the liquid dish soap you have in your own home. They apply that to the windows, scrub it and that fleece actually pick up a huge majority of the dirt and it is not even on the glass framework. They follow that with a squeegee. These are professional squeegees. They are made out of brass so the brush would not scratch the glass and I have got these nice tight rubber blades and they go ahead and remove the excess water from the glass with a squeegee.
Now, after each stroke they wipe the squeegee with a neat cloth. These are lint-free; they are available around town at some home centers and some paint stores.
You use all those tools in a combination and with a little bit of practice, you are going to get professional results on your glass.
Well, you saw how easy it was to clean the outside of a piece of glass. Now, I am going to start on the inside.
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