Winter Window Cleaning Solution

by Linda Woldstad
(Spokane, WA)

I have guests coming to visit and I would like to clean a few outside windows before they get here. The problem is that we have freezing temperatures. Is there a winter window cleaning solution that I can use that won’t freeze up on me? I have seen professional window cleaner’s downtown cleaning windows in the cold. What do they use?

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Non Freeze Winter Window Cleaning Solution
by: Ray Croskrey

You need a winter window cleaning solution that doesn't freeze. The professional window cleaners you saw downtown cleaning window in the cold were most likely using the same blue anti-freeze window washing fluid that you use for your car. This is what I use and I find that if the temperatures are around 25 degrees F and no wind you can mix the blue washing fluid with water at a 50/50 mix ratio. Then add about a teaspoon of liquid dish washing soap per gallon of window cleaning solution. If it's colder you will need to use less water and more blue cleaning fluid. When using the blue washing fluid be very careful not to splash any into your eyes or mouth. Also, be aware that it contains a blue die. If you have white siding or window frames you will want to wipe it up before it dries or better yet try to ovoid all together in getting on any surface other than the glass. This will prevent any blue stains being left behind on unwanted surfaces. By using this type of window washing solution I have been able to successfully clean windows down to 0 degrees F (without wind).

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Cool idea for cleaning windows in the cold
by: Anonymous

Thank you! I can't wait to try it. Im curious about the blue and its effects... I will have to be fast

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