Thursday, September 11, 2014

How to Remove Fingerprints from Your Windows

The beauty of your new windows is compromised when they’re covered in fingerprints. What’s worse, fingerprint smudges are especially hard to wipe clean due to the oils in our skin.

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Here’s how to remove fingerprints from your windows quickly and easily:

First, it’s important to prep your windows to be cleaned. Windows with heavy dust won’t be as easy to clean. Using a feather duster, wipe away dust, dirt and other buildup. This will allow you to get a closer clean.

After you’ve wiped away the dust on your windows, it’s time to break out the dish soap. While dishwashing liquid is designed to break down the oils we cook with, it also cuts through the grease that lives on our skin. Family Handy Man suggests adding a teaspoon of dish soap to a large bucket of warm water, applying the mixture to your windows with a sponge, and using a squeegee to wipe it clean.

Next, run a dishcloth under hot water and wipe down your windows to remove any remaining soap. The hot water will evaporate quickly, reducing the likelihood of water spots. To get your windows dry, wipe down with paper towels.

What other tips do you have for removing fingerprints from windows and other glass products? Share your ideas with us on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter! And don’t forget to call Superior Windowland at (203) 948-7770 for windows, doors, roofing and more.

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