Collect all the supplies you’ll need, including a bucket, squeegee, lint-free microfibre or chamois cloth, glass cleaner (or a DIY solution), distilled water, and a soft-bristle brush.
Fill the bucket with a mixture of equal parts water and glass cleaner. If you prefer a DIY solution, you can use a mixture of vinegar and water or a solution of dish soap and water.
Before applying the cleaning solution, use a soft-bristle brush or a dry microfibre cloth to remove any dust, dirt, or loose debris from the window surface and frames. This step helps prevent scratching during the cleaning process.
Dip your microfibre cloth or sponge into the cleaning solution and wring it out to remove excess liquid. Gently wipe the window surface in a horizontal or vertical motion, ensuring even coverage. Avoid excessive soaking, as it can lead to streaks.
Immediately after applying the cleaning solution, use a squeegee to remove it from the window. Start from the top corner and pull the squeegee in a smooth, continuous motion, slightly overlapping each stroke. Wipe the squeegee blade with a lint-free cloth after each pass.
Once you’ve squeegeed the entire window, wipe the edges and corners with a clean, dry microfibre cloth to remove any remaining moisture. Then, use a separate lint-free cloth or chamois to polish the window surface in circular motions, ensuring any residual streaks or smudges are removed.
Inspect the window from different angles and lighting conditions to identify any remaining streaks or smudges. If necessary, repeat the cleaning and squeegeeing process on those areas until the desired clarity is achieved.
Remember, working on windows in direct sunlight or on a hot day can cause the cleaning solution to dry too quickly, leading to streaks. It’s best to clean windows on a cloudy day or when the glass is cool to the touch.