A Clear Look At Washing Windows - Tips
You might think hot, sunny days would be the best for washing windows. Actually, glaring sun keeps you from seeing well enough to do a good job. And heat makes window-cleaning solution evaporate faster than you can wipe it off, which leaves streaks.
Rule of thumb? TOUCH THE GLASS.
If it's hot to touch, wait for a cooler day.
You know how the automatic car wash rinses off your car before spraying on the suds? Use the same technique on your window sills to loosen dirt and debris before washing it. Pull back the curtains and dust or vacuum the interior side of the windows. Then, hose down the exterior. Now you are ready to use the cleaning solution.
Paper towels leave behind lint, so they aren't ideal for drying glass. Instead, use one of these lint-free options: clean coffee filters, crumpled newsprint, or a microfiber or flour sack towel.
Some people swear by small squeegees, but like windshield wipers, their rubber blades need to be kept sharp and nick-free to get flawless results.