Cleaning Tips For Belfast

How to clean your windows

There are 1000’s of products out there claiming to clean your windows with a streak free shine. Truthfully, yes some of them do work, although some of their claims are a little let's say optimistic. My grandfather was a window cleaner for some period of his life, so he had all the tips and tricks of a professional. Anyone can clean windows, but there's a massive difference between a professional and an amateur finish.

He always said his secret was vinegar, and very often newspaper. His way was to spray the window with some malt vinegar and then rub off with old newspaper. I have tried this many times and it always gives a perfect streak free result. As far as I make out the volatility of the vinegar which causes an evaporation of the liquid, is what makes that streak free shine. Perfect!

The vinegar also has other uses on windows. If your child has a habit of placing his stickers on the window, you'll know what i'm talking about. Stickers on windows are bad news, the sun dries them on and when you try to peel them off, the backing always sticks to glass with the front of the sticker removed. You can deal with this eyesore by dabbing the left over sticker remains with vinegar. Soak the sticky paper for 10 to 15 minutes and then scrub away with a plastic knife, old credit card or lightweight scourer. This will leave the window sticker free and bright and shiny.