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Scrubbing a Window

Here you will learn techniques for scrubbing a window. The techniques discussed here will work with whatever type of window scrubbing tools you have chosen to use.

First, mix up your homemade window cleaner and fill your window cleaning buckets. Then place your scrubbing tool inside the bucket.

Tip: Start cleaning the dirtiest side of the window first. Usually it is the outside.

Thoroughly inspect each window before you start. Look for things like scratches, cracks, chips, hard water spots, paint, stucco, silicone, cement, etc. This will give you a good idea of how hard to scrub, or whether or not you will need a window scraper.

If the window is super dirty you will want to give it a pre-wash. Using your scrubber or a natural sponge, soak the entire window. Then use your squeegee to remove the dirty water.

Now that the majority of dirt is off the glass you can give your window another inspection. Rewet the window and begin to scrub. When scrubbing a window, start with the edges. Scrub back and forth, up and down along each edge. Then, start scrubbing from the top and work your way down to the bottom using small circular motions. Use caution when pressing on any glass. Windows can take quite a bit of pressure, but if the glass is thin or the integrity has been weakened due to deep scratches or cracks, it could break.

If you find that there is debris that will not come off with normal scrubbing, you may have to use chemicals/solvents or a scraper. If you are cleaning non tempered glass, a window scraper is usually safe to use and will remove 98% of all stubborn debris.

Now that you've learned about the scrubbing techniques, you are ready to learn all about using a squeegee.

Scrubbing a Window
How To Clean Windows

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