How To Clean Outside Windows

Tips To Help Clean Your Outside Windows

Washing windows is not exactly a favorite chore to do especially outside windows. But it is so rewarding to have them looking great.
When you use the right tools and the right techniques to wash them, you will get them done in no time.
Get ready for some great ways to wash your outside windows

Tools And Supplies Needed For Outside Window Cleaning

The first step is to get together the tools and supplies you will need.

The tools required are:

A Squeegee
A Bucket
Mild detergent
Chamois or Soft rag

Remove sliding windows from the frame to scrub. Many windows in apartment buildings and homes can be removed by lifting up the sliding section and pulling them out into the area to be cleaned.  

Fill a bucket with some warm water and add a small amount of a mild detergent of your choice.

Remove the screens that are in the windows as well. Why clean the screens? You will get rid of the mud that remains on the screens that the next rainfall will knock onto your clean windows and you will eliminate that stale screen smell.

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Steps To Scrub The Windows

Take away any cobwebs you see with a stiff broom or an old rag.

Take them out of their tracks and rub them very gently with a soft rag.

Rinse off any excess dirt or mud from the surface windows with a hose. Rinse one window at a time, so water spots do not dry on the windows.

Put your sponge in the bucket filled with water and you’ll be able to start cleaning your windows following these methods:

Clean all of the window frames with a soaked sponge.

Start on the upper-left side of the window with a squeegee and create an curve downwards till you reach the bottom-right corner of the window.

start cleaning the window from the upper-left corner and drag the squeegee all the way down. Use the chamois or a dry rag to remove any excess water from the squeegee and start cleaning up the next line till you reach the top side of the window again.

Don’t forget to dry your squeegee with a chamois or dry rag when each stroke you’ve made. Otherwise, you will make visible lines on the window pane.

Dry the window frames. when cleaning the window panes, dry off the windows using a dry chamois or soft cloth.


Some sponges could scratch windows because they have abrasive materials on them so be careful what sponge you choose.

If you cannot remove the windows then you can use a ladder, but use it safely and do not overreach when cleaning. Whenever possible, use an extension handle to reach high windows.

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