You will be able to transform your living space by having clean windows. You will always be amazed by how much bigger your room will appear when you have fresh light coming through the glass.
Maintaining your window will always take you more muscle that you get from the rags and the ordinary window cleaning spray.
Whether you are performing the basic home maintenance of prepping the windows before repainting the trim, you need to learn how you can easily clean off the dust, debris and dirt from the windows with the help of a pressure washer.
Below are the steps involved when cleaning windows using a pressure washer:
Assess the condition
Before you start using the best commercial pressure washer to clean your windows, you first need to take a close look at your windows. Check the windows to ensure all the caulking is in good condition and that are glazing around the panels are intact. In case you are planning on re-caulking or re glazing, you need to ensure you avoid pressure washing until you the repair have been made.
You need to be aware of any spots on the trim that might need repainting. The pressure washer might need to loosen chipping paint but it can also destroy the exposed wood if the water stream is too forceful.
Water Soil beneath the Windows
Soaking the soil beneath each of the windows will help you to dilute any chemicals that are in the soap that you will be using to wash the windows.
Add Soap Concentrate to Pressure Washer Reservoir
Pour in multi use soap that has been formulated for the pressure washers into your washers’ reservoir. Most of the formulas will always indicate on the packaging that the soap is safe for siding, sidewalks and windows. Install the soap tip to the end of your pressure-washing wand. When it is activated, the wand of the soap tip will be able to provide a powerful stream of soapy water but at a lower pressure than the other tips.
Use the Pressure Washer to Apply Soap
Turn on the pressure washer to initiate the wand. You can use the soapy spray to target the trim and keeping the wand tip at 45 degrees angle to the trim and the window. Aiming the wand at an angle to its target will assist you in lifting and removing dirt from the glass, trim and windowsill from beneath more effectively that blasting it straight on. It will also help you to loosen any flaking paint that will help in preparing your window for a new paint coat.
Rinse the Windows
You can now turn off the pressure washer and switch the wand tip to a general use. A tip that delivers 15 to 20 degree angle will provide a stronger pressure stream that will remove the soap that is on the surface and any dirt that has been loosen by the soap.
Ensure you check to ensure the glazing and the caulk is still in condition when complete. This will ensure the window to air dry for days before you prime and paint.