WindowsCleaning
To Top

Smears on Windows After Cleaning

When I wash my windows and later in the day the sun shines through, the window has smear marks. I have tried various cleaners and I still get smears which are hard to remove. Any suggestions?

Jean from Palm Coast, FL

Ad

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

By guest (Guest Post)
October 31, 20080 found this helpful

When I do windows I add an amount of rubbing alcohol to the window cleaner and wipe the windows dry using newspapers. It works for me and maybe it will work for you as well.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
October 31, 20080 found this helpful

Jean, First buy some microfiber towels, rinse and wring them out in hot water-NOTHING ELSE- start wiping down your windows--rinse and wring every so often--do your stainless steel appliances and anything else you can find--the best tip I ever received...when you wash these towels remember-no fabric softner--do your car windows too, joanie

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Ad

By guest (Guest Post)
October 31, 20080 found this helpful

I find using either window cleaner or vinegar to wash windows. Use old newspapers to clean with, will not leave any lint behind. From another poster she suggested to do the out side windows from left to right and the inside windows from top to botton, that way you will know what side has the streak on it. hope this helps.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
November 1, 20080 found this helpful

My girl friend is a cross between Erma Bombeck(for those of us who remember her)and Maxine.When asked how she cleans windows her reply was"I don't,if I can see out them that means they can't see in" hello!

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
November 1, 20080 found this helpful

Use newsprint. I read that there is something in the ink that works and so I tried it and it does a very nice job.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Ad

November 3, 20080 found this helpful

Use a squeegee with soapy water on outside windows. I have used either Mr. Clean or Dawn or any dishsoap in the wash water. No smears.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
By guest (Guest Post)
November 3, 20080 found this helpful

I use straight rubbing alcohol, I pour it into a spray bottle. It's streak free, shines, dries quick, and is cheap.
It's also great to use on chrome fixtures in your bathroom and kitchen.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
November 8, 20080 found this helpful

I use a shammy for all my glass and windows, they work great and no streaks

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
November 18, 20080 found this helpful

Wash with warm soapy water, rinse with plain water and I dry mine with coffee filters. I used to use newspaper but was getting the black ink everywhere I touched with my fingers.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Ad

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related Content
Categories
Home and Garden Cleaning WindowsOctober 31, 2008
Guides
Faux stained glass window.
Faux Stained Glass Windows
Tape on windows.
Cleaning Tape Off Windows
A printer printing out a color page.
Using Waterproof Printer Ink
Windows on a snowy winter day.
Save Energy by Winterizing Windows
More
🎂
Birthday Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2017/09/15 01:00:13 in 1 secs. ⛅️️ ⚡️
Loading Something Awesome!