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How to Clean Windows

Your house or place of business can look much better and get more natural light from clean, shining windows. Regular window washing extends the life of your windows and enhances their overall appearance. This detailed instruction manual will show you how to get windows that are streak-free and perfectly clean.

Materials Needed

Window cleaner solution
  • Window cleaner solution or vinegar-water mixture
  • Microfiber or lint-free cloths
  • Squeegee
  • Bucket
  • Scraper (for stubborn debris)
  • Extension pole (for high windows)

Steps Involved:

Window cleaning

Step 1: Prepare the Cleaning Solution

Prepare your cleaning solution first. You may either use a store-bought window cleaner or prepare a straightforward DIY solution by combining white vinegar and water in equal parts in a spray bottle. A natural and affordable alternative that efficiently removes dirt and grime from windows is vinegar.

Step 2: Remove Dust and Debris

Clean the window frame and sills of any loose debris, dust, or cobwebs before applying the cleaning solution. Sweep away debris with a brush or a dry towel. By taking this action, the cleaning solution won’t combine with the dirt and transform it into mud.

Step 3: Apply the Cleaning Solution

Spray the window glass with the cleaning solution generously. Make sure the entire surface is coated, but refrain from oversaturating to prevent streaks. Consider utilizing an extension pole with a sprayer attachment for windows that are tall or wide for simple application.

Step 4: Wipe with a Cloth

Wipe the glass in a horizontal or vertical motion with a microfiber or lint-free cloth. Work your way downward starting at the top. By using this technique, any drips or streaks will be clearly apparent and may be fixed in the following phase. Do not forget to scrub the window’s corners and edges completely.

Step 5: Use a Squeegee

Use a squeegee to remove the cleaning solution from the window surface for results that appear professional. Pull the squeegee down in a straight, overlapping motion beginning at the top corner. To avoid stains, wipe the rubber blade with a fresh towel after each stroke. Till you reach the bottom of the window, keep doing this.

Step 6: Clean Stubborn Stains or Debris

Use a scraper with a sharp, flat edge for challenging stains or gooey residue. Scrape the residue off gently, being careful not to harm the glass. On fragile or tinted windows, avoid using metal scrapers since they may harm the glass.

Step 7: Check for Streaks and Touch Up

Check the window for any streaks or missed locations after squeegeeing. Use a clean, dry cloth or a brand-new squeegee to touch up any spots you see. The glass should be polished until it gleams and is completely streak-free.

Step 8: Clean the Window Frame and Sill

Remember to wipe the window sill and frame as well. To remove filth and grime, dampen a cloth or sponge with the cleaning solution. To avoid mold development or moisture damage, completely dry the surfaces.


Especially in the winter, condensation on windows can be a regular problem. However, condensation in your house may be greatly reduced if you know why it happens and take some preventative actions. Keep in mind that prevention is always preferable to treatment. To avoid potential damage to your property, regularly check your windows for condensation indicators and take action as soon as you see one.