Window Washing Made Easy – How to Wash Windows Like a Pro

Washing your windows might seem like a simple task, but the truth is it’s a task better left for professionals. The appearance of a home from outside actually says a lot about its value and the kind of people living in it. Having clean windows is a great way to ensure your home retains its brilliant looking exterior. Clean windows also make your abode sparkle from within thus further adding value to your property.

Window Washing Process

If you’re looking to wash your windows like a professional, then you need to have the right tools for the job. This includes a scrapper, high-quality squeegee applicator, microfiber clothes and washing bucket.  You can typically find this equipment at Home Depot, Lowes, or an Ace Hardware.  Ensure the squeegee is a 10″ – 16″high-quality stainless steel or brass squeegee. If you’re working on pretty tall windows, you’ll also need to have an extension pole and quality window scrubber.

Though you can wash window at any time, the best time to clean your windows is when the weather is cool, cloudy day. It’s not recommended to wash windows on a sunny day because they will dry out very fast leaving streaks.

The process: fill your washing bucket with lukewarm or cool water and add a little amount of dish washing soap. Then wipe away any debris or cobwebs on the window. Dip your applicator into the washing bucket and get rid of excess water by gently squeezing it. Wet your windows using the applicator and scrub. You can use a scraper to remove stubborn spots, ensure that your windows are wet when doing so.

If you want a streak-free window, you can use a dry rubber blade by placing it against the top part of the window and pulling down smoothly. Use a rag to dry the blade after each stroke. Repeat the process until your window is clean and dry.  If you don’t have enough time to clean your windows, you can always hire a window washing service to do the job for you at an affordable cost.