6 ways to shine win­dows

With our easy tips, you’ll get glass gleam­ing in no time

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1 watch the weather Choose a cool, dry but cloudy day to min­imise the risk of streak­ing. Sun can dry win­dows too quickly, leav­ing marks, so pick an over­cast day!

2 Brush OFF dirt Be­fore you start clean­ing, sweep away any de­bris and give the whole win­dow pane a brush down, then you can tackle them with the hard stuff.

3 don’t overdo it Whether you use a spe­cial glass cleaner or hot soapy water, re­mem­ber not to ap­ply too much. You want to use just enough to wipe the grime away.

4 shine on Dry the glass with a squeegee, then buff with a ball of scrunched-up news­pa­per. The ink will give your win­dows that ex­tra added shine and sparkle.

5 Ban­ish chem­i­cals Make a solution of 2 tbsp of white vine­gar to a small bucket of warm water and use a chamois to ap­ply – it’s cheaper and bet­ter than chem­i­cals.

6 Finishing touches Don’t ne­glect win­dowsills and panes – be sure to tackle any mildew that’s grown over time. Once they’re clean, you could give them a lick of paint, too.

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