Cleaning windows, mirrors and other glass around your home isn't a difficult task, but getting it done without streaks can be a challenge. There are several tips will help you get your glass surfaces sparkling clean.
Clean From Top to Bottom
If you really want your window or mirror to be streak free, clean from top to bottom. Begin at the top and work your way down to make sure that no drips will happen on the glass surfaces that are already perfectly cleaned.
Use a squeegee
It's amazing what a difference this one simple tool makes on glass. Having to rewipe areas of glass is a guarantee that you'll have streaks. Using a squeegee makes it effortless to polish each section of the window. A long handled squeegee is a must if you'll be doing tall windows, and it will do double duty in cleaning shower walls as well.
Wash glass on a cloudy day
The sun can prematurely dry the glass wash, leaving residue and streaks. Wait for a cloudy day to wash your glass and you'll end up with a brilliant streak-free shine.
Clean corners with cotton swabs
No matter how hard you try, residue seems to buildup in the corners of our glass. It can be very difficult to get to that residue unless you have the right tool. Try using a cotton swab to clean those hard to reach areas of the windows in your home.
Try an old T-shirt
Try washing windows with an old worn t-shirt. Old t-shirts won't have any lint residue and they are just absorbent enough to get a window polished clean. Plus, using old tees instead of paper towels is a great way to save money on housekeeping costs.
Many glass and window cleaners can cause damage to the framed wood areas of our mirrors and windows. Be careful not to allow drips onto the wood that can damage these surfaces. Avoid spraying too much cleaner at once. Instead, spray the window in small sections working from the top down to the bottom of the glass.
Use newspapers, or don't
There are many people who love to use newspapers to polish their glass surfaces. It does work and can work well, but many people don't like getting newsprint on their hands. The newspaper also doesn't hold up very well when it gets wet. But it's worth giving it a try.