diy 2 hours ago

Washing Windows Like The Pros

I cannot take credit for this discovery; however I can tell you that it works! In my opinion this is the best way for washing windows. A cleaning company shared this tip with me four years ago, I was using glass cleaner, vinegar and newspapers. Nothing I did completely cleaned the window. This is the only thing I use now.

Items Needed for Washing Windows

(All items except the Dawn were purchased at Dollar Tree)

Dawn Dish Detergent

Small Bowl or Bucket

Scrubby Pads

Absorbent Cloths


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  • Linda Hayes-Trent Andalusia, AL
    Dawn is good for so many things. I didn't see a step for rinsing the window...
  • Helen Tacoma, WA
    I use Eye Glass Cleaner on my mirrors and wipe with soft cotton towel, no streaks.
  • vinegar and newspapers, work great
  • Julie J Massillon, OH
    White coffee filters and vinegar/water works everytime. No ink marks from the newspaper.
  • Sherrie Nixa, MO
    On new Pella Windows and some others you can only use vinegar and water. Any thing else will leave a build up. Any other windows I use a drop of dish soap and a really good squeegee they carry them at Lowe's for about $8.00. Fast work I drape a towel
  • When I had my studio I had huge store front windows and tried everything to get rid of the streaks left from windex. One day a customer told me about this recipe so I just mixed a few squirts of dawn dish soap in a bucket with warm water, wiped the soapy
  • Linda Hayes-Trent Andalusia, AL
    Thank you. My windows need cleaning and I'm going to use this solution.
  • Nancy Bolton Burlington, NC
    I just tried this on a very dirty window and it looked great.I used very warm water,maybe a bit too much dawn.How much do you use?
  • John Mission Viejo, CA
    I just did my windows, some outside upstairs windows have not been done for over 2 1/2 years. the downstairs windows were just put in two months ago and were kept clean. I have a wood French door also that is over twenty five years old and has been
    • John Mission Viejo, CA
      I also have a new Kholer chocolate color sink that keeps a slight foggy cover on it after use. Dawn took care of it for over a week. I replace my other dishwashing soap in my sink dispenser and the sink and all the dishes stay clean. This as my wife says
  • Elizabeth Sagarminaga Mission Viejo, CA
    Wow,very nice tips and I do wish that all the tips mentioned in the post prove tobe useful for washing my windows as well. I have till now used fresh newspapersto clean my windows and they work great.