How to Clean Aluminum Window Frames How to Clean Aluminum Window Frames

What You'll Need
Nonabrasive washcloths
Warm water
Spray bottles
Feather duster

If your home's aluminum window frames have accumulated a fair amount of dirt and debris, you may be curious about how to effectively clean them. Fortunately, with a few basic cleaning tools, your aluminum window frames will be spotless in no time.

Step 1 - Dust Your Window Frames

Before cleaning your window frames, you will need to remove any dust from them. This step can be carried out with either a lightly dampened nonabrasive washcloth or a feather duster. Simply run your dusting tool of choice across the frame in broad, even strokes until all the dust has been successfully purged.

Step 2 - Mix Your Cleaning Solution

Having dusted your aluminum window frames, you are now ready to mix your cleaning solution. Inside of an empty spray bottle, produce a mixture of 1/4 cup of ammonia and 1 cup of warm water. Next, securely seal the bottle and shake it until your cleaning solution takes shape. Lastly, fill a second empty spray bottle with warm water. This will be used to rinse off your cleaning solution once the job is finished.

Step 3 - Apply Your Cleaning Solution

Having mixed your homemade cleaning solution, spray it onto your dirty window frames and allow it to sit for 1 to 3 minutes. Then, use a nonabrasive washcloth to wipe away any caked-on dirt, debris or grime. Once your window frames have been sufficiently cleaned, rinse off your cleaning solution with warm water, then dry the frames with the aid of a dry nonabrasive washcloth.

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