If you want to have windows that look clean and sparkling at all times, you need to know how to effectively clean your outside windows.
Windows get dirty and dusty easily, whether it's car windows or windows in your home. Dirty home windows are not only unsightly but also significantly limit the amount of sunlight that gets through. So, if you are sick of staring at those dirty windows that make your room gloomy, then it is time for you to take action.
In this article, we will show you how to clean your outside windows from the inside and outside. Let's get started!
How To Clean Windows Outside
Most people would agree that cleaning windows is one of the most unpleasant and tedious tasks. However, with the right cleaning supplies and a little know-how, it's a cakewalk. Now let's see how you can clean your exterior windows using only the things that you probably already have at home.
Gather your cleaning supplies
First, let us prepare our window cleaning solution by mixing one part of water with one part of vinegar in a small bucket. You can also use commercial window cleaning solutions such as Zep or Windex (both available on Amazon).
The best tool for wiping windows is plain black-and-white newspaper. It's free, it's recyclable, and never leaves streaks or lint behind. Microfiber cloths are also great for wiping windows.
Wipe the dust off your windows
Assuming that you have all the necessary tools, let's get into the cleaning part. Start by wiping down the outside windows with a dry rag to remove the dust and debris that has accumulated over time. Work from top to bottom in an up-and-down motion.
Clean the windows with your cleaning solution
After removing the dust and debris, you should wipe off the window surfaces with window cleaner to get rid of persistent stains. Dip a clean microfiber cloth or a sponge or soft towel into the solution and start scrubbing your exterior windows.
Let it dry
Once you are satisfied with the result, you can let the window dry naturally. If you want to speed up the drying process, you can use a clean, dry microfiber cloth to absorb the excess moisture and leave a streak-free finish.
There you have it! Your windows must be looking spick and span now. Enjoy the sunshine that is streaming through your windows without any obstructions, lighting up your room.
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How To Clean Windows Outside From Inside
For people living in an apartment or condo, it must be hard to reach the outside of the windows - unless you are spiderman. If you are one of these, you can still clean them without using rickety ladders or teetering on a window ledge. Here's what you need to do.
Get a magnetic window cleaner
Magnetic window cleaner is probably the easiest and to clean the outside of windows while staying in your room. This tool washes both sides of a window at once, reducing your workload and cleaning time.
You can find this tool from many brands on Amazon. For example, Tyroler Bright Tools magnetic window cleaner can be bought for around $80. It is said that it takes some practice to get the tool to glide smoothly, because, pushing it around too quickly while cleaning can disconnect the magnets.
Use a telescopic pole
A U-shaped telescopic pole is another alternative for folks who like to scrub exterior windows from the inside. Most sets come with a squeegee, u-shaped pole and two microfiber cloths. The detachable u-shaped handle makes it easy to clean the outside windows.
This handy tool is available on Amazon. A U-shaped telescopic pole from JDWBT costs around $40. You can find many other similar products on Amazon as well.
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