So you’ve spent a good hour scrubbing those grubby windows to make them sparkle, only to sit down with a cuppa to admire your hard work and discover more smears than when you started! If this sounds familiar, we’ve got some top tips to help you say goodbye to grime and ‘see-ya’ to streaky stains.
Don’t dismiss this technique as just an old wives’ tale – mix vinegar (brown, white, whatever you’ve got in the cupboard) with water and wash with a cloth, wiping clean with a newspaper. The paper and ink act as a light abrasive to give you really clean windows.
Top Tip: Make a great all-purpose window cleaner by combining ¼ cup white vinegar, ½ teaspoon liquid soap or detergent, and 2 cups of water in a spray bottle. Shake to blend.
Keep it chemical-free
Our Microfibre Glass Cleaning Cloth rapidly removes dirt, grime and bacteria, leaving windows and shiny surfaces sparkling and streak-free. Simply add warm soapy water – no need for detergents as the cloth does all the hard work for you. Check out the reviews before you buy, our customers love it!
Why not take a speedy shortcut by using a steam cleaner? Although they’re more commonly used to clean floors and carpets, we’ve got a great selection that come with lots of different attachments and hand-held functions to make cleaning windows a breeze. They’ll help you remove grease, grime and dirt in no time.
For the ultimate window cleaning gadget, you can’t go wrong with the Karcher Window Vac. This rechargeable battery operated device won’t just make light work of cleaning windows, it’s also great for shower screens, mirrors, spills and even removing condensation.
Don’t forget the frames
To avoid mildew build-up on and around window frames, try wilko Mould and Mildew Remover. It’s also great for kitchens and bathrooms and comes with a fast-acting foaming action to visibly remove mould and mildew in minutes. For an old school alternative, make your own formulation using one part bleach diluted with three parts water.
What about windowsills?
Cleaning windowsills usually requires a bit of elbow grease. Get the job done quicker by simply using warm soapy water and a scrubbing brush with nylon bristles. Our Mini Brush Set is cheap as chips and ideal for loads of jobs around the home.
Shop our full range of window cleaning equipment online at wilko.com