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Old Stylee window cleaning - ideas please!



  • Hi, you won't believe me until you try it for yourself but all you need is a pair of microfibre glass clean cloths. I got them in Woodsides for £1.69 for two, made by RAMON. One's blue with the texture of maybe a facecloth and the other's green and is a bit like a gent's handkerchief; although they're not actually like that. Anyway, you wet the blue one and wipe, then rub with the dry green one. That's it. No buckets or potions or squeegies or newspaper or sprays - nothing else but one wet cloth and one dry one. I haven't cleaned the windows in six months (and I only did it this time because people are coming to stay) and I did 9 windows, inside and out, three glazed doors and all the mirrors and framed artwork in the house in about 40 mins. Seriously. These cloths are amazing. Get a few sets because the green one gets slightly damp by the end and requires a wee bit more of rub to get the glass dry, so carry a second green one. And they're so amazing that you'll want to give them to people - who will then write poetry in your honour. These cloths are that good. And they are also brilliant for stainless steel, TV and computer screens.
    I still can't believe how clean my windows are; absolutely no smears - nothing but shine.
  • I have a simple solution, my DH does them he is BICS registered so no streaks.
    Mind you [STRIKE]nagging[/STRIKE] ahem asking him to do them can be a chore in itself :rotfl:
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  • The lady in our local newsagents said the Karcher window vac is amazing for cleaning windows
  • LolaR
    LolaR Posts: 2 Newbie
    Window cleaning is one thing everybody hates to do.I know I do anyway. I bought an awning window from Heritage Home design and I always dreaded cleaning these windows during spring cleaning time. I went online and found some diy tips to clean windows. It is good if you clean your windows twice a year at least once in spring and once in fall. Always use a squeegees to clean windows they are much more efficient and easier to clean. While cleaning windows we normally tend to rub them in circles which is wrong because it only spreads the dirt around. I would not recommend cleaning solutions much because they may tarnish your windows over time. A dab of dish soap and a bucket of warm water is better. While wiping windows always wipe them in a reverse S shape in order to get maximum results. Always remember to clean the squeegee blade after each stroke. Use a microfiber cloth to wipe up the remaining water spots and finish my drying the windowsill.
  • gogirlgo
    gogirlgo Posts: 16 Forumite
    please can you advise me. a painter got zinsser shellac stain blocker on my frosted glass bathroom window. it has smeared and wont come off. i have tried everything except paint stripper & cellulose thinners. the glass was spotless until this happened and all these products are expensive. the stain has got into the glass. any ideas ??
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