Tips&TricksRevamp your windows for Christmas. Tried-and-tested remedies for removing yellow stains and unwanted streaks

Revamp your windows for Christmas. Tried-and-tested remedies for removing yellow stains and unwanted streaks

Add it to the water and wipe the windows. They will be like new.
Add it to the water and wipe the windows. They will be like new.
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2:26 PM EST, December 12, 2023

Typically, window cleaning is a task performed twice a year—just around Easter and Christmas. It's understandable since this chore is not just time-consuming but also quite tiring, especially if you have large windows.

Cleaning the glass is relatively easier than cleaning the frames. Frames tend to collect the most dirt and often show yellow discolorations that standard glass cleaners fail to remove. To get rid of these, you can create a home-made whitening spray.

How to make the most effective window cleaning liquid with just three ingredients

You have plenty of options, from alcohol-based to shiny, eco-friendly varieties, but which one is the best? Each one works, but the most efficient one can be prepared at home, and it's incredibly easy. Fill a bottle with about 1 quart of warm water. To this, add a teaspoon of dish soap and five tablespoons of dishwasher rinse aid. This concoction with diluted dishwashing liquid will remove all impurities, and the rinse aid will add shine to your windows. Remember to wipe the windows dry with a microfiber cloth after cleaning. They will continue to look clean for several weeks.

Get rid of unwanted streaks by combining baking soda with warm water and rubbing it on your frames

Window frames are often exposed to smog, tobacco smoke, and dust. Over time, unpleasant discolorations begin to surface on them and remain stubbornly stuck even after a thorough scrubbing with a sponge. However, we have a solution for this. Using a simple homemade liquid can help remove streaks, stains, and discolorations, bringing your frames back to their original color.

So, how to prepare this cleaning agent? Start by boiling about a pint of water. Allow the water to cool slightly, then add six tablespoons of baking soda. Dampen a cloth in this solution, and then use it to wipe the window frames. The mixture of baking soda and warm water will whiten the window frames and also remove any accumulation of fungus and bacteria.

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