Tips For Streak Free Exterior Windows
Exterior windows can be one of the toughest challenges. Here are a few tips for using your Krystal Klear Cloth to make that job an easier proposition now and in the future.
1) If you are cleaning exterior windows there is no telling what kind of residue, pollutants and sticky pollens have landed there since the last time you washed them
Don't be surprised that there is a bit of extra elbow grease involved to get them really clean. Be patient with the prep work and you will have windows that clean remarkably easy for the rest of the season and even stay cleaner longer.
2) We suggest that you start with warm water and a drop or two of dish soap.
Go light on the dish soap, you really only need a drop or two or the rinse step will be harder than is necessary. Use your Krystal Klear Microfiber cloth to clean off that heavy dirt and pollutant residue that is sitting on the window surface.
3) When the wash has been completed give them a thorough final rinse using only fresh clean water and your cloth.
Remember to wring your cloth out well, it should be only slightly damp. Your cloth will do a great job of removing the dish soap in this final rinse. No need to dry and you can use the same cloth for both washing and rinsing unless you have used a bit too much dish soap in the first step, then you might want to switch up for a fresh one.
4) Simple water can be used for the final rinse.
Now that all the winter grime has been removed and you have a good streak free finish you can go back to using simple water and your Krystal Klear cloth for your regular touch up cleaning throughout the season.
These steps will give any exterior windows the most beautifully polished and streak free finish they've ever had. With regular use you will find they stay cleaner longer and touch ups will be faster. You won't find yourself rewashing the whole glass anymore while trying to do the daily wiping of doggie nose smudges or fingerprints. They will wipe off cleanly without leaving a splotchy mark behind that is caused by residue from chemical cleaning products being used.
My grandkids (and some adults too!) regularly walk into the glass in my sliders after I have washed them with my cloth because the surface is so clear!
We suggest keeping the cloths used for outside windows seperate from those used inside your home. If you have been using our cloths for a while you already know the dense fibers that give you that beautifully polished and streak free result are the same fibers that don't easily release stains! This is a purly asctetic concern because after a good washing stains in the cloth do not change it's long term hardworking usefulness or indicate any bacteria or dirt has been left behind in the cloth. We know that for some though, this matters and so a great option is just to keep the cloths you use for those dirty jobs around the house separate from the ones you regularly use for glass, chrome, mirrors, stainless steel and granite inside your home. Bleach can help with the staining too but since they make no difference in the usefulness of your cloth we would want to suggest ... lose that extremely toxic chemical from your cleaning list wherever possible and just separate your cloths.