Window Scrubbing Tools
There are a few options when choosing window scrubbing tools. The most useful and convenient tool is called the T-Handle or scrubbing wand. This is a plastic T shaped tool that consists of a handle and top bar that allows a sleeve/wand cover to slip over. You can choose a swivel or fixed handle, your personal choice. I like the swivel because its more diversified. The T-handle is also available in different sizes. I recommend going with an 18. If you are cleaning window grids, you may consider getting a 6 T-handle as well. The T-handle/scrubbing wand is a great way to go because it fits into a bucket that can be worn on a tool belt. If you decide not to use the T- handle, a sponge or lint free rag will also work as window scrubbing tools. If you choose to use a sponge go with all natural it wont leave left over particles on the glass as you scrub. Also, never use steal wool, or any kind of scratchy pad what so ever, they will scratch glass.
You have a wide variety of styles, sizes and manufacturers to choose from. I have found that the porcupine made by Ettore does the best job. It is a heavy duty white fiber sleeve with interwoven scrubbing bristles. If you have tinted windows though, you will want to use a softer sleeve without bristles to avoid scratching the tint. Just a reminder - if youre using the T- handle make sure you order the right size sleeve.
The scraper is only to be used to remove stubborn debris that regular scrubbing will not. Scrapers come in a couple different sizes and designs. I recommend the 6 with the angled handle. Each handle is designed to carry a double edged blade. Always use stainless steal blades, they are thinner and will resist rusting over the carbon blades.
Caution: Do not ever scrape or scrub a window with any tool that is not specified to be used on glass. The type of glass scraper discussed here is a double edged micro thin stainless steal razor designed to be used on non-tempered glass. If these precautions are ignored you may end up with scratched glass.
Click here for techniques on window scraping and cleaning tempered glass.
It is very important to know how to properly use a scraper on glass. This link will give detailed instructions and techniques for you to follow closely. (this link will also be added soon).
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