Cleaning House Windows With Oxidation

Cleaning house windows with oxidation can be done with vinegar, dish soap and T.S.P. Window cleaning without window oxidation can use ammonia in warm water and buff with a newspaper.

Window oxidation is from aluminum screens. One of the ingredients of my home brew window cleaner is vinegar, of which the acetic acid dissolves the oxidation off the windows.

Armed with the proper tools window cleaning can be fast and easy.
Required tools for this project are; a bucket of warm water, a soft truck or window brush on a broom handle, a hose with a nozzle, and a solution of Mr. Hardware’s home brew.

Window home brew is a gallon of water with 2 tablespoons T.S.P. (Trisodium Phosphate, a heavy-duty soap), 1/2-cup vinegar, and one drop of liquid soap (kitchen dish soap will do). This is not my recipe, nor is it new. Window washers have been using a variation of this formula since the 1940′s.

Attach a soft brush to a broom handle (or painters extension handle) so you can reach the windows from the ground. Why work off a ladder or get your hands wet unless you must.

Pre-wet the windows in one area with the hose, and then apply the T.S.P. mixture with the brush. Work as many windows on one wall as you can without letting them dry up. Then go back to the first window and reapply the solution, this time also washing the surrounding trim.

It is important to let the T.S.P. and vinegar work so you do not have to. After brushing the T.S.P. over the windows the second time, rinse with plenty of water and let dry the same as after a summer rain.

Wash the screens on the driveway with the same two-coat procedure as above and clean dirt and spider webs off.

There is nothing like nice clean windows to take in the fresh colors of the spring scenery. Lustrous windows on a house are like polished chrome on a car, keep them clean and it makes the house look clean.