How Do I Clean My Windows?

How Do I Clean My Windows?

July 12, 2021, 03:16 PM
Maintenance | Windows

Cleaning your windows is an essential step at this time of year. Before the first snowflakes hit the ground, it's time to break out the cleaning supplies and give your windows one last big clean-up before winter sets in!

Many of us wonder, "How do I clean my windows?" It may not be as simple as you think, given the variety of window types on the market. Below are a few helpful hints to help you succeed.

Clean Stains From Your Windows

Various types of dirt can accumulate on your windows and frames over the months. This is especially the case if you have done any home renovation! However, you must be careful when selecting cleaning products to clean your windows.

Many will recommend a mixture of ammonia and turpentine to remove paint spatter from your windows.

Others will recommend rubbing alcohol, a popular choice for more stubborn stains.

However, we at Vinylbilt do not recommend these products because they can damage paint and surrounding materials like PVC. If in doubt, don't hesitate to seek our expert advice.

Clean Windows Without Leaving Any Streaks

How can you clean your windows (primarily glass) without leaving streaks behind? Use a microfiber cloth. Even if you prefer rags or tissues for major cleaning projects, they leave visible traces behind. Swap them for a microfiber cloth, and you'll notice a miraculous improvement.

Clean Frost and Condensation

With winter just around the corner, here is the best way to clean your windows to ensure that dust does not accumulate, and that frost and condensation don't have a chance to build up.

  • Ammonia and water: this mixture works very well to prevent condensation build-up during cold weather.
  • Glycerin and water: here's another mixture you can use to prevent frost building up on your windows when the temperature drops.


As you can see, there is no secret to cleaning windows. You just need to know what your window casing material is and choose the right products before cleaning your windows. This will guarantee your windows stay crystal clear.

And if you're still unsure of the best way to use cloths and household cleaning products, don't fret. You also have the option of choosing self-cleaning glass, which has become a favourite among many of our customers.

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact your Vinylbilt dealer.