Some people have found that no matter what window cleaner they use on their exterior windows, there is always some type of residue left on their windows. Also, there are times when your windows are just filthy and traditional window cleaners can’t do the job.
Many people can relate to having chalky streaks on the glass after spending time cleaning the exterior of their window. You may use different cleaners, natural homemade recipes, newspapers and microfiber cloths. But, no matter what you do that residue is still there. After spending a lot of time cleaning the inside of your windows, it can be disheartening to see stains on the outside.
That’s why you need to consider using dish liquid in your vinegar and water homemade window cleaner. The best one to use is Dawn. Dawn is known to remove grease from pots, pans, and even birds. So, it should be no surprise that it can remove the greasy film that coats your windows.
If your window is covered in dust or dirt, then you need to clean that off first.You can use a soft bristle brush or a sponge mop dipped in the cleaning solution to remove dirt from the window glass as well as the mechanical parts of the window. before the solution dries rinse it off thoroughly with clean water.
When cleaning your house you should have the solution in a spray bottle and a pail so that you are prepared to handle any type of dirt you encounter. This solution works best in locations where the windows can be rinsed with water.
Do not use the solution on windows when the sun is shining directly on the window because the glass will be hot which will make the solution dry too quickly which will leave streaks. You need to try to get as much of the solution off of the window before it has a chance to dry.
As far as the vinegar and water, you can use a 50-50 ratio. You can use regular white distilled vinegar or apple cider vinegar, they are both effective. And, don’t worry about the smell. You’ll be rinsing most of it away and the rest will evaporate as the window dies.
If you are unable to use a water hose to rinse off a window, then you can spray the window will a spray bottle filled with water. Spray the water on the window and then wipe it off with a microfiber cloth or a clean t-shirt. Do not use paper towels because they will leave streaks.
If your cannot reach a window, you can use a sprayer to apply the solution to the window and then spray it off with a water hose. If you need to scrub the window, you can attach the brush to the end of a pole. This means you do not have to climb up a ladder to clean your windows. This makes cleaning the exterior of your windows much easier.