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Old Stylee window cleaning - ideas please!

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  • get a window cleaner ,Its much less hassle
  • zymotik
    zymotik Posts: 15 Forumite
    If using spray, whatever it is, don't use too much. You're basically popping a little on and polishing it off. That's why breathing on glass is so effective, it's a tiny amount of water. Of course you can't breath on all your windows, so just use a tiny amount of spray and a dry lint free cloth.

    Darren
    laneswindowcleaning.com Lanes Window Cleaner Grantham - Education, Commercial, Industrial, Residential
  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 17,413 Forumite
    First Post I've been Money Tipped!
    well when I used to clean my windows before I got
    A. Too old and clapped out
    B. Realised that for an outlay of £6.00 per month I can get a much younger chap to do it for me

    I used the vinegar and newspapers method, or if flush with cash Windowlene, but apparently its rather expensive now so I find Jason (the young chap who comes to my house without fail in the first week of the month)does an excellant job and bless him is working his socks off to keep his family.He was made redundant about three years ago and decided that he would get a bucket,ladder and chamois and start up.He now has more work than he can cope with and has taken on another chap to help him out.As far as I'm concerned he does a great job and I'm helping to give someone some work.Well worth the outlay as with my aged joints its probable I would fall and do myself a mischief :):):)
  • chunkychocky
    chunkychocky Posts: 1,085 Forumite
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    JackieO wrote: »
    B. Realised that for an outlay of £6.00 per month I can get a much younger chap to do it for me

    I've seen a couple of nice cheap quotes on here for window cleaning. I live in a very small 3-bed semi and the window cleaner we use won't clean the smallest bedroom window as it is above the porch and he won't go on the roof, and he charges us his minimum fee of £16! Has done for years. I had a quote from another company who were stealing all of his business and they said £15. Where are all of these cheap window cleaners?
  • I've seen a couple of nice cheap quotes on here for window cleaning. I live in a very small 3-bed semi and the window cleaner we use won't clean the smallest bedroom window as it is above the porch and he won't go on the roof, and he charges us his minimum fee of £16! Has done for years. I had a quote from another company who were stealing all of his business and they said £15. Where are all of these cheap window cleaners?

    They are all out of business because they weren't charging enough! ;)
  • Hi
    I'm a commercial window cleaner and have been cleaning windows for more than 20 years. We specialise in high rise window cleaning and rope access window cleaning.

    I get asked all the time, what is the best way to clean windows.
    The best way is to bye a squeegee from a DIY store but make sure it is a good one, with a good rubber. BQ do a good well priced one. this is a great investment and will save you a lot of money in the long run. You will also need a micro fibre cloth. you can also get this at any DIY store.
    Then mix a small amount of washing up liquide in some clean water and put a bit on a cloth. Wash the window, ring out the cloth and wash the window, making sure you leave plenty of soap suds on the window. The take your dry micro fibre cloth and run your cloth down the to sides of the glass and the top edge. Then take your squeegee and start at the top and firmly drag it from one side to the other. The dry the rubber and do the same again, making sure you over lap. Keep going until you reach the bottom.
    Then take your clean micro fibre cloth and with a dry part you can dry any bits you have missed.
    once you get used to this you should not need to touch up any bits you miss.

    hope tis helps:)
  • Peggybabcot
    Peggybabcot Posts: 290 Forumite
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    I was watching Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners on Channel 4 the other evening and I noticed she used good old fashioned furniture polish so I decided to give it a go having tried everything known to man for a smear free clean and lo and behold it worked! I shared my enthusiasm with my friends and several have tried it too and had success. My kids think its hilarious that I was swapping cleaning tips on Facebook with my chums rather than the latest viral video. I pointed out that I wasn't 15 anymore!!!! X
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  • tinamoo
    tinamoo Posts: 15 Forumite
    Jnelhams wrote: »
    I discovered by chance, that if you make ZOFLORA up in a spray bottle the kind you use for plants, and spray windows, glass Tv screens lightly with that instead not only can you wipe them clean with some old non lint cloth or kitchen towel but they smell better than the chemical sprays or vinegar.

    ZOFLORA is the disinfectant you buy in tiny little yellow boxes for about 70p.

    Just want to say a MASSIVE thank you. I have tried so many different products/methods over the years. I have spent more time trying to get rid of the streaks than actually washing the windows.

    I tried your method with the Zoflora and NO STREAKS:T. Cleaning the windows is not such a chore anymore.
  • Archer0710
    Archer0710 Posts: 239 Forumite
    Steamer and ecloths. Unbeatable!

    My window cleaner, approved contractor is bloody useless and about to get the sack. £7 for my tiny semi and I think he only cleaned half the windows.

    It's only cheap if you don't end up doing them yourself anyway!
    Can I ever learn this budgeting lark? So far it's not looking promising
    Lloyds loan - gone forever! :T
    Bank of Mum and Dad gone forever!
    Emergency Fund £1500 :T
  • macpep1
    macpep1 Posts: 1,749 Forumite
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    same as me but clean the inside one way ie up & down , the outside the other ie side to side. If there is a streak it is easy seen where to tackle it. :beer:

    I remember seeing that on Kim & Aggie. I too use vinegar & newspaper, I have a black glass topped dining table which is cleaned every day & thats the only thing that leaves it streak free :D
    :TGratitude is the best Attitude :T
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