Window Cleaning Guide: Basic Supplies
What do you need to get started?
A large bucket is our first pick for your basic window cleaning kit. This allows you to mix up a large batch of cleaning solution and has a large enough opening for easy scrubber dunking.
Our Bucket is a plastic, rectangular bucket designed for window washing, floor waxing and other special uses. It holds 6 gallons and measures 19″ x 10″ x 10″. It can be used alone or made more mobile when fitted with 4 Bucket Casters, a Double-Tool Hanger and a Bucket Lid.
While you don’t “have” to use a cleaning solution to wash your windows (just water can work), we recommend using a product that will enhance your finished job. Water spots, grime and grease can be difficult to remove with just water, which is where our Clean & Glide solution can help.
You also get the added benefits of a streak-free shine (due to the A-24 polishing agent) and no fogging! Simply mix in a cap-ful per gallon of water and you are good to go.
T-Bar and Scrubber
Got a lot of dirt and grime from a harsh Winter? Then you’re going to need a T-Bar and Scrubber to really get those windows sparkling. Our Heavy Duty Scrubber is made of a tough “brushed” polyester blend that is durable and specifically designed to hold a lot of water and easily combat set-on grime.
Of course, a basic window cleaning kit would not be complete without a squeegee. Our Steccone® complete squeegees are customizable to your preferences and will give you an amazing result with less effort.
We recommend the Feather-weight Aluminum channel and handles, which are extruded from aircraft-quality aluminum and heat treated for rigidity. This gives them superior strength and substantially reduces fatigue and increases speed and comfort.
We also recommend the Magi-Klip handle to make changing the rubber or repositioning the channel a breeze. The world’s first single-point, quick release squeegee handle, simply press the Magi-Klip and release for a firm hold on the rubber or channel. No more ladders for just-out-of-reach windows!
- Steccone® Professional Window Squeegee$13.40 – $19.90
And finally, to complete your kit–the window washers secret weapon–the microfiber cloth.
You can read all about microfiber in our Window Cleaning Guide: Microfiber Window Cleaning Cloths, but if you need the short version, microfiber is lightweight and non-abrasive, with 16 times more expanded fiber area. This means better cleaning with less effort and a finished job that sparkles and shines – streak and lint-free!
Cleaning Tips & Tricks
Now that you know which supplies you need to start you off, here is Justin Hill (Room with a View window cleaning) to show them in use and to give a few helpful tips: