How to Clean uPVC Window Frames

How to Clean uPVC Window Frames

uPVC windows are a great way to improve the energy efficiency, security and value of your home, and I’m sure you will all agree that clean window frames can make a huge difference to the overall appearance of any home.

One of the many great things about uPVC windows is that they are low maintenance, but they do require a good clean at least two or three times each year to keep them in the best possible condition. Today I wanted to share a few of my tips on how to clean uPVC window frames, and if you follow these instructions, I can assure you that you’ll have gleaming windows in no time!

Preparation/equipment

Make sure that you have all the right equipment before embarking on your cleaning mission – you don’t want to cause any damage to the glass or frames of your uPVC windows!

Your cleaning solution only needs to consist of warm water and a mild detergent, and make sure to avoid harsh cleaners like white spirit, bleach, methylated spirits, nail varnish remover and WD40 as these can damage your windows. If your windows are very dirty with hard-to-remove stains, you can also use a cream cleaner or specialist PVC solvent cleaner.

You should use a soft, non-abrasive cloth for wiping down the windows as products such as harsh scouring pads can scratch the glass and mark the uPVC frames.

You will also need a vacuum cleaner for removing debris within the window’s framework, and I would recommend using a brush nozzle if you have one to hand.

Method

Step one:
Use your vacuum to get rid of any dirt or grit in the window frame and tracks to keep them functioning properly, as well as aiding the drainage of any fluid that may build up within the frame. Also make sure to remove any dirt or debris from the hinges and locking points of your windows in order to keep them secure.

Step two:
Using a bucket of soapy water and a soft cloth, wipe down the dirty glass and window frames.

Step three:
Dry the windows with a tea towel or an old rag – as long as it is clean and won’t scratch the window.

I hope that this post has inspired you to do a spot of summer cleaning, especially as this is the time of year when bigger tasks around the house tend to be completed. I’d urge you to reach for your bucket and sponge before the good weather has gone, as nobody wants to be cleaning their windows in the rain!

Love, Kenny x