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How to Clean Outside Windows in 3 Easy Steps

Are your outside windows looking a bit grimy and in need of a good cleaning? Don’t worry; with just a few simple steps, you can have them sparkling clean in no time.

Here’s how:

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

Before you begin, make sure you have all the necessary supplies on hand.

Here’s what you’ll need:

1. Window cleaner: Choose a cleaner specifically designed for outdoor use, or you can make your own using a mixture of water and mild dish soap.

2. Microfibre cloth or sponge: Opt for a soft cloth or sponge to avoid scratching the glass.

3. Squeegee: A squeegee will help you remove excess water and achieve streak-free results.

4. Bucket of clean water: Fill a bucket with clean water to rinse off the windows after cleaning.

5. Extension pole (optional): If you have high windows, an extension pole can help you reach them without needing a ladder.

Step 2: Wash the Windows

Start by spraying the window cleaner onto the glass surface. Be generous with the cleaner, especially if the windows are particularly dirty. Using your microfiber cloth or sponge, scrub the windows in a circular motion to loosen any dirt or grime.

Pay special attention to the corners and edges, as these areas tend to accumulate more dirt. If you encounter stubborn stains, you can use a soft-bristled brush to gently scrub them away.

Step 3: Squeegee Away the Water

Once you’ve scrubbed the windows thoroughly, it’s time to squeegee away the excess water. Starting at the top of the window, place the squeegee against the glass and pull it down in a straight, vertical motion. Wipe the squeegee blade with a clean cloth after each pass to prevent streaks.

Continue working your way down the window, overlapping each pass slightly to ensure complete coverage. If you’re using an extension pole, be sure to secure it firmly to avoid accidents.

Step 4: Rinse and Repeat (if necessary)

After squeegeeing the windows, dip your cloth or sponge into the bucket of clean water and use it to rinse off any remaining cleaner. Then, go over the windows one more time with the squeegee to remove any remaining water.

If you notice any streaks or spots, you can touch them up with a dry microfiber cloth or buff them away with a clean, dry squeegee blade.

And there you have it—clean outside windows in just three easy steps! With regular maintenance, you can keep your windows looking their best year-round, enhancing the appearance of your home and letting more natural light shine through.

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