If you're keen to get on top of the house cleaning or to get ready for a good spring clean, then windows will surely be high up on your list. Nobody wants to look out of the window at their long lost sunny friend through streaky and stained glass panes!
How to clean your windows to a professional level To achieve effortless, streak-free window cleaning to a professional standard, you don't have to pay out for a window cleaner. With the right tools and some determination, you can make your windows glisten. However, it goes without saying that you should always be cautious if using a ladder to access first-floor windows or higher. According to experts, there are some guidelines for getting the cleanest of windows. First of all, you must have the right equipment - i.e. a bucket, a squeegee, a mop and/or a scraper - and suitable detergent. In addition to these, you may require a ladder as we've already mentioned, some old rags and possibly even a tool belt to hold your tools and bottles while you reach the glass. Professionals suggest using a bucket half-filled with cold water, as hot water evaporates too quickly to achieve the level of cleaning you desire. They say to add the detergent to either the water or mop then apply to the window, using your scraper to remove any stubborn grime. Using a squeegee may look harder than it actually is. You must simply use the device at about a 45-degree angle and with a medium, constant pressure as you snake your way down the window starting from the top left corner. You should try to get as close as you can to the edges, however, you will always need to use a rag to get those hard to clean corners. Finishing off with a microfibre cloth ensures that you remove any water from the panes and avoid getting watermarks. You can also use your cloth to wipe windowsills and to scrub any insects or leftover dirt. You can repeat this process indoors as well to ensure that your glass is just as clean inside your house as it is on the outside (plus, it is much easier to reach those bedroom windows from inside!). Our products Some people have grown used to using window cleaning products while others swear by multi-purpose detergents to clean their windows. All we can say is that once you try Window Shine, our preferred window cleaning product, then you will never go back to any other detergent. Window Shine is not just a detergent, it is a powerful grime-busting solution that attaches to a garden hose and offers a powerful stream of up to 8 metres, so you don't have to put yourself at risk. With a 26.5mm hose adaptor included, Window Shine is suitable for tackling windows and gutters. We sell Window Shine in single units or in refill packs of three, which are ideal to store in your garage or cleaning cupboard for that regular window clean.