How to Clean Windows With Palmolive Dish Soap

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Windows that have not been cleaned in a while might require a professional-style cleaning. Professional window washers know that the strength of the soap can cut through heavily caked dust, cooking grease and dirt on window panes. Washing your windows requires a different technique than washing dishes, as using too much soap could mean you will need to take several hours removing it completely from your windows.

Things You'll Need

  • 5-gallon bucket
  • 1 cup ammonia
  • Sponge or window scrubber
  • Squeegee
  • Fill a 5-gallon bucket with 3 gallons of water. Add 1 cup of ammonia and 2 tablespoons of Palmolive dish soap.

  • Swish the mixture around with your hand to mix it.

  • Scrub the window with the mixture in a circular motion with the window scrubber or sponge. Avoid scrubbing too closely to the window seals, as they can trap water, leaving it to drip after you have already finished.

  • Hold the squeege at a 45-degree angle and make overlapping horizontal strokes across the window, starting at the top and working toward the bottom. The edges may still have soapy mixture on them.

  • Swipe the squeegee downward from the top of the window to remove any leftover soapy mixture and leave a clean, streak-free finish.

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