Laurie Cook Shakarian
Laurie Cook Shakarian
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Asked on Apr 16, 2019

What is the best way to wash windows and screens?

K. RuppLora Bloomquist


I need to clean the inside and outside of all my windows plus the screens, what is the best way to do that?


2 answers
  • Lora Bloomquist
    on Apr 16, 2019

    Each spring I wash my screens in the driveway with a soft nylon brush and a big bucket of hot sudsy, good smelling Mrs. Meyers all purpose cleaner. Then I spray rinse them with the garden hose and let them dry in the sun. I clean the windows with hot water, ammonia and a little corn starch. Wash with a rag and then use a squeegee to get the water off. Dry the squeegee with an old towel. A microfiber cloth also works well to dry.

  • K. Rupp
    on Apr 16, 2019

    Every spring we rent a power washer. We do the whole outside of the house. Did you know that you can spray the power washer right through the screens and onto the windows? OF COURSE make sure the windows are closed!!! HA. AHH that would be a mess. But it does an amazing job cleaning your outdoor sills and screens. Then on the inside, you could use windex with newspapers for the no streak shine. If you have no newspapers, use hot water and a squeegee. It works great for no streak. If you have the type of windows that open and tilt inward, you can always do a final cleaning with Windex on the outside glass. Happy Spring cleaning!

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