It happens to all of us, suddenly one day you look out the window and you hardly see the street! of the dirt that our windows have accumulated, but if you look at the people passing by when the sun shines on them then we don’t see anything at all.
What if I am clear that almost everyone makes a mistake when we clean mirrors, windows, gazebos, etc. that we have in our house; Well, if when you are reading this post you realize how wrong we are when we clean them, because by following this guide you will surely stop committing those little cleaning blunders, and now your balconies or your windows will be clean as if we had hired A professional.
Do not clean windows with newspaper.
My mother told me: Daughter so that you can have the crystals like a mirror what you should do is clean them with newspaper; I ignored it and when the paper was quite damp, total disaster! The windows were beginning to stain with the black ink of the newspaper, so the myth of cleaning the windows with the sheets of the daily press can take you twice as much work.
Start using glass cleaner? Nooo!
That your windows seem opaque from the dirt that their windows have, you should never start cleaning them directly with the glass cleaner since they will be full of little earth; The first thing we should do is wipe a microfiber cloth with warm soapy water (I use the one I normally use to washing dishes ).
Finally we will use our cleaning products as we normally do, in this way we will have all our windows transparent.
Do not clean windows when the sun hits us.
We should never clean the glass of our windows when the sun is shining on them because the cleaner we are using will dry quickly causing marks on the windows we clean.
When we can better clean the windows, gazebos, etc. It is first thing in the day (this is recommended on hot days) or when it is a cloudy day without wind, since the dirt particles will fixate to the product we are using and achieve the opposite effect.
Clean all windows in the same way.
We are wrong if we think that all windows or all glass can be cleaned in the same way; A window will never be cleaned in the same way (simply with a glass cleaner and a cloth will suffice) as the door that we have access to the terrace or a gazebo, since the latter will be made of film if we clean them with a kit of those used by glaziers .
More mistakes we make!
- A little more to clean up? The same thing that we do with the clothes that we wash regularly, we cannot do it when we clean the windows, especially if they are inside the house; we should never use soapy cleaners.
- Why clean with hot water (if then we can’t even put our hands in it, ha, ha, ha) if the only thing that we achieve with this is that all the cleaning chemicals that glass cleaners carry with heat evaporate and lose their effectiveness.
- Finally, the mistake that we all make every time we clean at home and there is a bucket in between, is Add the soapy cleaning product first , the only thing we get in this way is to fill the bucket with foam and almost no water, this becomes a real problem until you can wet the cloth to clean the windows.
To add a bonus to my crystals, I mix a tablespoon of cornmeal (known to the world by its most commercial brand MAICENA ) with half a cup of vinegar in a spay, I stir it until everything dissolves. I use it to give my windows an extra shine.
The corners of my windows are shiny as the first day and yours may be the same, if you apply them with a cotton cloth dipped in a little olive oil , making all your friends envy.
And you, what cleaning trick or tips do you use so that your windows are totally transparent and the mirrors that you have at home are without any patina looking as if they were new? If you want to share it with all of us and have it published, you can leave it to us.