Over time, household windows can naturally become stiff, noisy, or even rusty. These issues can lead to further problems if they are not dealt with, so it is important to partake in regular window maintenance and window cleaning at least once every few months.
Learning how to clean windows yourself can save you hundreds of pounds each year, so it is undeniably a worthwhile time investment. Not sure how? No worries! Follow this short guide and your windows will be as good as new in no time.
How To Clean Windows
The first step to achieving an immaculate window is ensuring that it is squeaky clean. To accomplish crystal clear glass, spray the entire surface with WD-40® Multi-Use Product, and work it in with a clean microfibre cloth. Focus on any areas with hard water stains or build up, and finish with a final wipe to remove excess product. Repeat the same process for the frame and handle, so the entire area is spotless and ready for further maintenance.
How To lubricate Window Hinges
If your window is stiff or frustratingly squeaky, WD-40® can help! Coat the hinges and latch of your window with WD-40® Flexible Straw Multi-Use Product, and allow the spray a few minutes to penetrate. The innovative bendable straw feature will allow you to reach small nooks and crannies in the frame of the window easily and effectively.
This process will lubricate the parts to ensure they remain loose and flexible. Then, using a clean, soft cloth, work the product into the metal and carefully wipe away any remaining residue. If you have issues with sticky locks, WD-40® can help with that, too!
How To Remove Rust From Glass Windows Metal Fixings
If you find rust on any metal fixings around your window, it is better to deal with this problem sooner rather than later. Rust can degrade the quality of the metal, meaning that in time it could chip, crumble, or even snap off. To save yourself the hassle of bringing in professional help, tackle any rust you see ASAP.
Using WD-40® Multi-Use Product, spray a liberal amount of product directly onto the rusted areas. Allow the formula time to work, deeply penetrating the rust and dislodging it from the metal surface. After five minutes, use a wire brush to gently scrape away at the surface, removing any remnants of corrosion, to reveal a fresh, shiny surface.
So, there you have it. Clean, well maintained windows that all your neighbours will be jealous of! We hope you found this blog useful. If you would like to see other ways WD-40® can help to maintain and improve your home, check out our other blogs too