There is nothing better than having clean window panes with the beautiful sun shining through to brighten your day. But then you notice the aluminum frames and see just how gray and weathered they have become. It can make the sunshine turn a little gray. Once you clean the aluminum window frames up, your entire view will brighten once again. The landscape will be framed in ultra-clean frames.
Things You'll Need
- Sudsy ammonia
- Plastic gloves
- Clear lacquer
- Paint brush
- Exterior metal paint
Clean the aluminum window frames by washing them with a mild detergent and water. A mixture of 1/2 cup sudsy ammonia to 1 gallon of water works well. You can use already mixed solvent cleaners which can be purchased at the store to remove grease spots on aluminum frames. Never use abrasives as they can scratch the aluminum surface.
Rinse off the solution thoroughly. Remove all traces of cleaner by rinsing the frame well with water.
Dry the aluminum window frames thoroughly by using soft cloths or rags. Rub gently, but firmly, in circular motions to remove any remaining dust as well as any soap residue.
Paint the window frames if you wish to do so. Badly weathered window frames that are beyond hope of cleaning can be brought back to life by cleaning with soap and water. After drying they can be painted with exterior metal paint in the color of your choice. You will have a totally new look with the paint.
Tips & Warnings
- You can put a coat of lacquer on aluminum window frames to protect them from weathering.
- Do not clean aluminum that is to hot to the touch.
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