How to Clean Circle-top Windows

October 11, 2010

Circle-top windows grace many architectural styles, from regions influenced by Spanish architecture to urban row houses. Assemble the following supplies and store them together for future use.

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Supplies for Cleaning Circle-top Windows

  1. A soft broom and brush
  2. A 2-gallon bucket, a natural sponge, and liquid dish detergent
  3. Three or four towels
  4. A squeegee for each window size, and a telescoping handle for it
  5. A single-edged razor holder and the finest grade steel wool

Circle-top Windows Cleaning Methods

  1. Brush or sweep all loose debris and spider webs.
  2. Add 3 or 4 drops of detergent to 2 gallons of water.
  3. Wipe down frame and muntins (dividers) with a wrung wet towel.
  4. Wash window with natural sponge.
  5. With a dry towel, dry a 2" wide area on one long edge and the curved edge.
  6. Place squeegee at the corner of the two dried areas. Pull the squeegee to the other long edge, keeping one end in the dried curve. Keeping one squeegee end in the just-dried area, overlap and repeat the arc.
  7. For stained glass with an uneven surface, wash with sponge, then hand dry.
  8. Clean bug spots with dry, window-grade steel wool on dry glass. Clean paint or tape with the razor on wet glass.
  9. Wipe framework dry.

Keeping one end of the squeegee in a dried area prevents streaks. You can wipe the blade after each use, but it often isn't necessary, and your circle-top windows will sparkle like a sunburst.

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