Cleaning windows can be a tough task, especially if you don’t have the right tools or equipment. But learning how to use a microfiber cloth for cleaning windows is by far one of the easiest ways to do it!
When I first started my cleaning journey , I was taught a simple yet effective method for making windows streak free. What is it you may ask? It was a two step cleaning process using only water and microfiber cloths! This technique has been a game changer in my cleaning routine, and I’ve been using it ever since.
The 2 step method is suitable for anyone just wanting to learn practical cleaning tips. With your supervision, you could even get your children involved. I’ll also give some helpful tips and tricks that will help maintain your clean windows.
What is a microfiber cloth?
A microfiber cloth is a special cloth that’s made of teeny fibers. The fibers are so small that if you compare to a human hair, the hair would be like a big rope next to them!
This special design makes microfiber cloths really good at picking up liquids, dirt, and allergens. Microfiber is also known for being a more gentle cloth.
The magic doesn’t stop there. These towels can be used wet or dry. When they’re wet they can clean off dirt and spills without needing any soap. When they’re dry, they’re great for picking up dust and making surfaces shine. This makes them perfect for not just windows but for many cleaning tasks around the house.
Benefits of using microfiber cloth for cleaning windows
Microfiber is gentle enough to not scratch your windows but tough enough to tackle almost any kind of dirt. This is good news for anyone looking to reduce cleaning time.
Preparing to clean your windows
Before we start making our windows shine, we need to gather a few things.
- Microfiber Towel: This will be used as our wet cloth for washing the windows down.
- Glass Cleaning Cloth: This will be our polishing or drying towel. A glass cleaning cloth is a microfiber cloth that has a tighter weave which creates a smooth texture, where as a regular microfiber cloth is more plush. This smooth finish will help leave are windows streak free.
They also have window cleaning kits that come with both of these towels.
- Water: Regular tap water should do the trick.
- Glass Cleaner or mild dish soap (optional) If you’re dealing with really filthy windows or grease and grime, you may use mild soap or window cleaner. You just have to be sure to rinse really well before moving on to the drying step.
How to use a microfiber cloth for cleaning windows
Step 1: Wash the windows
- Wet your microfiber towel with water. you want it to be damp not dripping wet. This helps it pick up dirt better without leaving water all over the place.
- If you’re dealing with really dirty windows, you may add a little dish soap or glass cleaner however make sure any soapy residue is off of the windows
- Start at the top of the window and wipe down in a smooth straight line then move slightly over and wipe up creating an essay. this pattern helps make sure you don’t miss any spots
- Keep going until you’ve covered the whole window. If your window gets too dry you can wet it again. If you see any spots that are really stubborn, you can go over them a bit more with your damp towel
The goal is “wash” your windows by removing any dirt or residue. But don’t allow it to dry. The windows should still look wet before you move on to the next step.
Step 2: Drying the windows
- Polish and easier s pattern this helps cover the whole window evenly and avoid Streaks
- Focus on the streets and spots if you notice any left behind gently rub those areas with a bit more pressure the microfiber cloth is great at picking up any remaining moisture or dirt
- Check your work: step back and look at the window from different angles to make sure you haven’t missed any spots. Sometimes tricks only show up when you look at the glass from certain directions.
Tips & tricks for Effective window cleaning
Cleaning windows can be tricky sometimes. But with a few extra tips, you can make them shine like never before. Here are some helpful hints to keep in mind:
- Pick the right time: Cleaning your windows on a sunny day may seem like a good idea. But it can actually make them streaky due to the sun drying the water too quickly. Instead, opt to clean windows on a cloudy day.
- Deal with streaks right away: If you notice streaks after cleaning don’t worry just take your glass cleaning microfiber towel and go over the area again a little extra polishing can make those treats disappear
- Clean Edge to edge: When you’re wiping the window, make sure to go all the way to the edges. Dust likes to hide in corners and along the sides.
- Do regular touch-ups: Keeping your windows looking great doesn’t mean you have to do a big job every time. Sometimes, just a quick wipe with your glass cleaning is enough to keep them looking great between cleans.
- Care for your cloths: Your microfiber towels can be used many times. But learning how to clean your microfiber the right way to avoid damaging them, or any other of your belongings is crucial.
Cleaning windows might seem like a big job. But with the right tools and techniques, it’s actually pretty simple. By using this two-step cleaning process your windows will shine without leaving any streets behind.
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Frequently asked questions
Should you use microfiber cloth to clean windows?
Yes, you should use microfiber cloth to clean your windows. It’s a great tool because it can pick up dirt, oil, and even teeny drops of water without leaving streaks. microfiber cloths are gentle on your windows and tough on dirt, making them perfect for getting your windows to shine.
Do you use microfiber cloth wet or dry?
For cleaning windows, you can use a microfiber cloth wet and dry. First, use it wet to help remove the dirt and grime from your window. Just wet the cloth with water, and if needed, a little bit of glass cleaner. Once you’ve washed the window, switch to a dry microfiber cloth to dry and polish the window. This two-step process helps make sure your windows end up streak free and sparkling.
Which side of microfiber cloth to use?
Microfiber cloth can sometimes have two different sides. One is a bit fluffier and the other might be smoother. Use the fluffier side for washing your window because it’s good at holding on to water and soap, helping to lift the dirt off the glass. Then use the smoother side for drying and polishing because it’s better at leaving a street free shine. There somewhere for class are the same on both sides and in which case you can use either side for both steps.
How do you clean microfiber window cloth?
After you use your microfiber cloth, it’s important to clean them so they’re ready for next time. You can wash them in your washing machine with a little bit of detergent. Make sure to avoid using fabric softener or bleach, these can damage the microfiber and reduce its effectiveness. Also, it’s best to wash them with other microfiber cloths or items that don’t produce lent.