Window Washing — published on March 25, 2008

Secret Formula for Window Washing


  • Squeegee
  • 3 gallon bucket
  • Roll paper towels


  • Hot water
  • Ammonia
  • Dish detergent


Fill bucket with hot water up to 2 gallon mark.

Add ½ cup ammonia for each gallon hot water.

Slowly, squirt in 3 or 4 drops of dish detergent. Add the detergent after the bucket has filled, you don´t want a pail of bubbles.

Start washin’. Use the scrubber first get all that dirty stuff off then with the blade squeegee side down, wiping the blade with a dry paper towel after each pass. Go over the window with a sheet of paper towel if needed. The real trick here is the squeegee! I’ve washed a lot of windows, tried all the tricks forget about using newsprint to dry the window all that does is get your hands so dirty you can´t touch anything! And the pre-mixed products only leave a smeared mess.

So don´t tell any one — but the real secret is the squeegee! It makes the job go fast and leaves your windows sparkling clean.