Oh, the bright light!

It’s so unforgiving to your windows!

With the way traditional window cleaners and paper towels tend to leave streaks on the glass, it’s no wonder cleaning windows tends to be a job many like to avoid.

It may seem odd, but newspaper makes for one of the best materials when it comes to giving your windows a streak-free shine.
It may seem odd, but newspaper makes for one of the best materials when it comes to giving your windows a streak-free shine.

So what is the best way to get a streak-free clean for your Calgary windows? You’ve likely heard about how many people swear by using newspaper to clean their windows for the best clean. Cleaning by using newspaper and either a window cleaner or a solution of vinegar, water, and a bit of dish soap does appear to be the best way to get a streak-free clean on your windows.

Why does it work? And what’s the best way to do it? It seems that newspaper works the best because it is made of more porous paper than paper towels, so it absorbs more of the liquid you are using to clean instead of getting oversaturated and just pushing it all around. The newspaper is also grittier than a paper towel, which is why it can pick up and remove more dirt than a paper towel.

For the most effective clean, you will want to start cleaning in a circular pattern to wipe off all the dirt and spots, then clean vertically, and then horizontally until all the liquid is gone. Then you’ll have clean and streak-free quality windows!

Something to keep in mind if you have vinyl windows is to keep the newsprint away from the vinyl frame, as it can leave behind unseemly marks. So take your time to carefully give your windows a nice shine. Then you can look forward to looking out on your beautiful view through windows so clean you hardly realize they are there!

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