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How to Wash Your Windows

Watch more Windows & Window Treatments videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to wash your windows by following this guide. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Choose the right time of day Wash your windows during a time of the day when direct sunlight isn't shining on the windows. The heat from sunlight can prematurely dry the cleaning solution and cause spots and streaks. Step 2: Brush the frames Brush the windows and frames, including any hinges and sills, with the soft-bristled brush to remove cobwebs and debris. Step 3: Mix solution Mix the dish soap, TSP, and vinegar in a bucket with the hot water. Wear gloves, as TSP can cause skin irritations. Step 4: Wash the window Wet the sponge in the solution and scrub the dirt off of the window, being careful not to get the frame wet. Step 5: Hold the squeegee Hold the squeegee in your right hand with the blade vertically in the upper left corner of the window. Draw the blade horizontally across the window to the right, arcing the blade to come down horizontally on the right side of the window. Tip Wipe the blade of the squeegee with the sponge before you start -- a dry blade will skip across the window. Step 6: Make another pass Position the squeegee vertically on the left side of the window, slightly overlapping the first pass, and arc down to the bottom right side of the window. Continue squeegeeing until the entire window is done. Tip Wipe the blade with a lint-free cloth in between passes. Step 7: Use the extension pole Wash high windows that you can't reach by using the extension pole, making horizontal passes from left to right. Did You Know? The squeegee was invented by Ettore Steccone in Oakland, California, in 1936.
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