Monday, July 21, 2014

DIY Outside Window Wash

This is the easiest way to clean your
outside windows.
Wash on ~ Rinse off! 
Streak free, spot free, squeaky clean
windows in no time with no squeegeeing!
Here's my DIY Window Wash.
It's so cheap and so easy to mix up a batch!
You already have everything you need in the
house, so it's ready anytime you need it.
The vinegar acts as a sheeting agent.
It works like JetDry, but you don't
 need to buy the expensive stuff.
 I made another batch in a jar while
 I was mixing so I'd have it ready.
 The nice thing about washing windows in
Florida is that I can jump in the pool
anytime to cool off, and also admire
the shiny clean windows I've done so far.
You will need a bucket, a bar (Cuban) mop, 
or whatever long handled thingy you have
and old hand towels. 
First hose down the windows.
Then  generously mop on the solution. I also
wiped it on the frame and hurricane shutters. 
I use my bar mop and old towels
You can find bar mops at most dollar stores.
Rinse off with a hose before the solution dries
Let it air squeegee required.

I also used my DIY Dishwasher Detergent,
but you can use any brand.
 Here's my easy formula: 1/4 C of everything.

Keeping it simple!

Window Wash
1/4 C dishwasher powder
1/4 C ammonia
1/4 C alcohol
1/4 C white vinegar
Add to a bucket and fill with
1 gallon of hot water. Mix.
Spray the windows with a hose.
Mop on the cleaning solution.
Rinse off with the hose. 
Air dry.



  1. I'll have to try this out cause I hate washing windows, and I also hate dirty ones too! I have not water to dive into when it is right now. I do have a 2 ft pond though. Did you remember today is your Touring through blogland post?

  2. Ok, I definitely have to give this one a try. Thanks tons.

  3. It does look very easy! ? I might have read it wrong...but says to air dry..but also says you need a squeegee? I'm a little confused."sorry..


    1. no squeegee required. sorry for any confusion.

  4. yay!...I will "pin" window clean recipe. I have 49 windows and it is a booger cleaning them, I will try any and everything to make easier. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I looked on your pinterest and I couldn't find this window cleaner recipe???

  6. I also can not find your window recipe. I would like to try it

    Thanks !

  7. Your DIY window cleaning solution seems effective, Rita! Your window looks clean and clear afterwards. If one wants to attain a clean window that reflects the immaculateness of the entire place, then I suggest they give your recipe a try. Thank you for sharing it with us. I wish you all the best!

    Blanca Douglas @ SafeClean Ealing