I’ve got two surefire ways to clean windows – one for interior (featured in my video), and another strictly for exterior window cleaning, which is detailed in the rest of this article.
Interior Window Washing
Watch the video below to see my easy process using inexpensive ingredients and a little elbow grease.
Exterior Window Washing
Armed with a plastic pail, a soft brush, a hose with a nozzle, and a solution of Mr. Hardware’s’ window magic your project can be a cakewalk.
Window magic is a gallon of warm water with 2 tablespoons T.S.P. (Trisodium Phosphate, a H.D. cleaner), 1/2 cup vinegar, and one drop of liquid soap (any kind). This is not my recipe, nor is it new; window washers have been using this formula or variations of it since the ’40’s.
I attach a soft brush (truck washing brush) to a broom handle so I can reach the whole window from the ground, why work off a ladder or get my hands wet unless I have to. I spray the window with water first then apply the mixture, now I leave it and go to the next window and repeat the application, then go back to the previous window and reapply the solution this time also washing the trim. What I have found is the product works better if it is on the surface for about 10 minutes.
Rinse and you’re done or for a cleaner window use a squeegee and a clean towel you can polish the window to perfection.
Washing the screens on the driveway with the same procedures as above gets the spider crud and dirt for a clean start into the winter.
A tough chore made easier thanks to basic home cleaners.