Hi there Tammy,
I read your article and note that I use a very weak solution of dishwasher and water with a tootbrush basically to clean very dirty windows including frames and the woodwork surrounds and pelmets etc. Then dry them off and I use newspaper and methylated spirits. Sparkle like you wouldn't believe and very easy to keep up. Do you get an equivalent of methylated spirits in your supermarkets? It's a flammable bright purple smelly medium which I use all over the place - it's great for removing sticky labels, ink printing, fat/grease from the stove tops etc. Also does not leave streaks like some of the commercial window cleaners do. And of course, newspaper is lint free.
In desperate situations in alcoholism, the sad people drink it which is a real sign of substance abuse gone haywire much the same as sniffing glue and other drug and alcohol addictions. I just mention that as an aside - AND it must be keep far away from curious children as the colour is really pretty, but the substance is deadly. Thank heavens it is so smelly. Smell is not a factor in cleaning use and it does not leave any residue etc.
It is brilliant as a cleaner especially of glass and ceramic products.
BTW guitarists harden their finger tips with meths! Cobblers use meths to stretch shoes! All sorts of other uses come to mind.
Edited by Lestie - ContainerGardens (05/04/11 01:57 PM)
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