How to Wash High Windows

Save

Houses with high windows can be stately looking, but when it comes time to clean those windows, it can be a challenge. You'll need a few special tools and some patience to do it right.

Things You'll Need

  • Squeegee
  • Window wand
  • Extension pole
  • Liquid detergent
  • Mop bucket
  • Fill a mop bucket three-quarters of the way full with hot tap water. Mix in five drops of mild dish detergent.

  • Dip the squeegee into the bucket. Attach the squeegee to the window wand and add the extension pole to the end of the wand.

  • Lift up the squeegee and cover the window with water. Cover it by moving the squeegee in vertical strips across the window.

  • Wet the rubber blade so it doesn't streak the window. Lift it up to the window and drag it horizontally across the top of the glass. Moving down the window, drag the rubber blade horizontally across it. Overlap the dry part by 2 to 3 inches. Finish the window by dragging the blade horizontally across the bottom of the glass.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you're cleaning both the inside and the outside of a window, use horizontal strokes on one side and vertical strokes on the other. This reveals streaking more easily.
  • Clean large picture windows in halves: top half first and then the bottom.

Related Searches

References

  • Photo Credit windows. window box image by L. Shat from Fotolia.com
Promoted By Zergnet

Comments

Resources

You May Also Like

Related Searches

Check It Out

22 DIY Ways to Update Your Home on a Small Budget

M
Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!