Written by Tenley Haraldson.
Until they're free of dust and smudges, you probably don't realize how dirty your windows are. But streaks can make the process frustrating. We walk you through the best way to clean windows for a stress-free experience.
First, Choose the Right Window Cleaner
We firmly believe in the power of plant-based products. That’s why our 99.51% Natural Surface Cleaner is specially engineered to clean any home surface – including windows and mirrors. Simply put, this is the best way to clean windows without streaks.
Select the Best Cloth for Cleaning Windows
Paper towels are expensive, wasteful, and tear under pressure. Cotton towels really just push dirt around instead of picking it up. And no one wants to deal with fuzzy, smudged surfaces.
But the right microfiber towels can completely transform your cleaning experience. 100x finer than human hair, Puracy microfiber towel fibers provide an incredible amount of surface area. They also absorb 7X their weight in water and are designed to be used over 500 times.
The Best Way to Clean Windows
Now that you've got your supplies, it's time to get to work:
#1: Choose the Right Day
Hot, sunny days will dry the cleaning spray before you’ve had the chance to wipe it off. This will lead to streaks and frustration. No one has time for that.
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Wait for a cloudy, cool day to tackle this chore.
#2: Clean Window Treatments
You don't want a muddy, streaky solution sliding down glass, so care of your window treatments first.
For blinds or slats, dampen a microfiber towel with a 50/50 vinegar-water mixture. Working your way downwards, pinch a blind slat between your fingers and run the cloth down the entire length. Rinse your microfiber cloth in the cleaning solution as often as you need.
If you spot a few lingering dust bunnies, consider breaking out your vacuum cleaner attachment to trap them. Finally, spritz window sills with Natural Surface Spray and wipe clean.
Pro Tip: To refresh your curtains and remove dust, toss them on an “air fluff” setting for about 15 minutes.
#3: Pay Attention to Tough Spots
Notice areas with particularly intense water spots or streaks? Spray them with Multi-Surface Cleaner, let the product sit for about 30 seconds, then wipe clean.
#4: Focus on 2 x 2’ Areas
Wondering how to clean windows without streaks? The answer tends to lie in using the right amount of cleaning product. For every 2x2 foot area, one spray of our multi-surface spray should suffice. If you notice moisture or streaking, you've used too much product.
#5: It’s All in the Wrist
Using a clean, folded, microfiber towel, apply medium pressure in fast, overlapping “Z” patterns. You’ll know you’re doing it right when the cleaner begins to evaporate after each wipe.
#6: Give It One Final Pass
To ensure a streak-free finish, buff your window with the same Z-shaped technique.
How to Clean Large Windows Without Streaks
It can be frustrating to wash large windows. But we've discovered the secret to streak-free surfaces: Break out a squeegee before using your microfiber towel.
Spray the window in 2x2’ areas, place the tool at a 30º angle, then glide it in horizontal sweeps. Follow with Step #5 for squeaky-clean surfaces.
How to Clean Outside Windows
For ground floor windows, you can spray windows, casements, and corners with a hose to remove dirt and debris. Next, go over the windows and exterior window frames with a slightly damp microfiber cloth to remove lingering dirt.
Finally, follow the same instructions that we outlined above, but make sure you use clean towels! Simple!
Pro Tip: If you have a two-story home, consider hiring a professional window cleaner with the right tools and training!
Puracy Natural Surface Cleaner: More Than a Window Cleaner
You probably only need to wipe your windows down 1-2 times per year, so why bother purchasing expensive window cleaners that sit unused in your cupboards? Puracy Natural Surface Cleaner is a 99.51% natural cleaning product that can be safely – and effectively – used on thousands of home surfaces.
Cleaner ingredients, cleaner homes. It’s just that simple.