To the inexperienced, one could just simply grab an old newspaper or a damp cloth, and use it to wipe their windows. But they may notice some smears after wiping their windows with them. However, today’s towels have gone through vast improvements to make them window-friendly without leaving any smears or damage.
Here are the types of towels professional window cleaners use regularly.
Cotton towels are among the most widely available cleaning towels on the market, and they’re relatively absorbent and inexpensive. These towels work well as long as they have been thoroughly cleaned and dried several times to remove the lint from sticking to the surface you’re cleaning. You can use a large towel as a drop cloth and a hand towel for detailing purposes on sensitive surfaces.
Also known as a shammy, you may be familiar with these towels and have seen them in your local automotive and hardware store because they’re often used in auto detailing, such as drying and buffing cars after a thorough wash. They’re made out of oil-tanned sheepskin and other synthetic materials. Nowadays, a window cleaner would use them to clean windows because of their delicate nature they can easily remove lint and leave windows neat and shiny afterward.
Microfiber towels aren’t often used to clean your window frames or sills, but are used to clean the glass itself because of their impressive absorbent properties – not to mention that they rarely leave smears. Just like cotton towels, they’re widely inexpensive, water-absorbent, easy to clean and effective at cleaning windows.
Also known as huck towels, these are the most popular option for professional window cleaners. They’re highly absorbent, perfectly sized, durable and lint-free. They’re considered the best cleaning tool among the pros.
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