How To: Clean Windows

What You Need

Window, multipurpose cleaner, microfiber cloth

Follow These Five Easy Steps

  • Clean the window frameSpray a multipurpose cleaner onto your frame, sill, and hardware, and wipe clean with a microfiber cloth.
How To: Clean Windows Step 2

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  • Prep the glass and remove any decals
    • Dollop regular mayonnaise on window decals,
    • then scrape them off with an old credit card.
    • The oils in the mayonnaise dissolve the adhesive,
    • and the card won’t scratch the glass.
How To: Clean Windows Step 3

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  • Spray the cleaner onto the glass
    • Starting on the inside of the window,
    • spray the pane with your multipurpose cleaner from top to bottom.
      • Tip: Make your own cleaner: one part white vinegar to one part water.
How To: Clean Windows Step 4

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  • Wipe glass clean
    • Working from left to right and top to bottom,
    • wipe pane clean with microfiber cloth.
    • If you don’t have a microfiber cloth, use newspaper for a streak-free finish.
      • Tip: Clean your windows on a cloudy day to avoid streaks.
  • Repeat on the bottom pane and other side if reachable
    • Repeat steps 2 through 4 on additional panes and on the outside side of the glass, if you can reach it.
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