6 ways to shine windows
With our easy tips, you’ll get glass gleaming in no time
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.