There is a gray haze around your house and isn't because of pollution. It's because your windows are long overdue for a cleaning. But before you grit your teeth in frustration and declare that you don't do windows, take our quiz and learn about the secret tool for streak free, shiny windows: newspapers.
What do many people use to clean windows?
a soapy sponge
What do some people say is the best method for cleaning windows?
rubbing with an alcohol soaked undershirt
using newspapers moistened with a vinegar and water solution
hiring a professional window cleaner
Why are newspapers a good choice?
They are cheap and recyclable.
They are chemical free, unlike harsh cleaning solvents.
People are always looking for ways to get rid of them.
What weather conditions are ideal for cleaning windows?
What is sizing?
the cropping of printed material to make it fit into the newspaper's borders
material added to paper to make it water absorbent
Why does newspaper ink not transfer to the window?
The vinegar in the cleaning solution dries it out.
Glass is a slick, non porous surface.
The ink is made especially not to transfer.
What is one theory about why newspapers make a great window cleaning tool?
It has a sandpaper like texture which cuts through dirt.
It is just one of those things.
It doesn't have fibers that leave lint streaks.
What is ink made of today?
What are other effective tools to clean windows with?
a scrubbing brush
What is a downside to using newspapers as a cleaning tool?
Ink can transfer to the window trimmings or your hands.