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How do you clean glass windows?

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To clean a glass window, spray diluted vinegar over water spots, mop the window with soapy water, dry the window with a cloth and squeegee, and polish it with newsprint. This 30-minute process requires a spray bottle, water, vinegar, a bucket, soap, newsprint, a squeegee and a clean sponge mop.

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  1. Pre-treat water spots

    Mix equal parts water and white vinegar in a spray bottle, and apply the solution to water spots and other small imperfections.

  2. Sponge the window with soap and water

    Fill a bucket with warm water, and add a squirt of mild liquid soap. Agitate the mixture with the head of a sponge mop, wring out the mop, and wipe the window with it. Sponge the window until no visible dirt or grime remains. Empty the bucket, fill it with clean water, and rinse the window.

  3. Dry the window

    Dry the top edge of the window with a cloth, place a squeegee in the dry area, and pull it straight down to the bottom of the window. Wipe the squeegee blade with the cloth, set it at the top of the glass, and pull it in a straight line parallel to the first stroke. Dry the rest of the window with this technique.

  4. Polish the glass

    Ball up a sheet of newsprint, and buff the window with it. Use light, circular movements.

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