disclosure: This post is sponsored by Greenworks.
We are in the middle of so many things right now.
All the things.
Like figuring out what needs to be trimmed before winter.
And putting out mulch in the beds.
And wiping off all the cobwebs.
And cleaning the windows.
Can we still be friends if I tell you I like to clean windows? I love a good window before and after. It’s like you don’t realize how dirty that the windows actually are until you clean them?
And the best part?
Clean windows let all the sunshine in.
Here are some simple and easy tips to pressure wash your windows.
Just in case you like sunshine, too.
Step 1: Check out the windows
Before we pressure washed our windows, we checked the condition of all our windows.
Some of our windows are in better shape than others.
We just replaced several windows in our home and we also have two other windows that need to be replaced this fall. We just washed those windows with a rag instead of power washing them because they weren’t in the best condition.
You want to make sure your windows are in good condition to hold up to the strength of the stream of water from the pressure washer.
Step 2: Set up the pressure washer
Make sure to follow the instructions that come with your pressure washer.
For the Greenworks pressure washer, we connected the garden hose to the pressure washer intake. Next, we added the pressure washer gun to the spray wand and inserted the high pressure hose into the trigger handle. We then inserted the high-pressure hose into the pressure washer and turned on the water at the outlet.
It’s important to run the water hose for 30 seconds with the motor in the OFF position. This helps drain air from the tank and the lines.
Then connect power cord to a wall outlet directly—using an extension cord is NOT recommended.
Step 3: Turn on the pressure washer
You just turn on the power washer with one click of the button.
Just make SURE that the water outlet is ON before turning on the power to avoid damage to the pump.
And now you are ready to wash your windows.
I love the Greenworks Pressure Washer. You can see more about it here and you can also find it at Lowe’s. I am so proud to be partnering with Greenworks Tools. With all of the landscaping and outdoor work that we plan on doing this year, I am honored to be working with such a quality brand. The pressure washer is electric, but they also specialize in cordless outdoor power equipment that is battery operated without all the mess and maintenance of gas.
These products are easy to start and lightweight, making yard work a whole lot easier.
Step 4: Choose the right soap
Most all-purpose soaps are great for this job, but check the packaging to make sure the soap is safe for siding and windows.
We didn’t want to use anything that wasn’t biodegradable.
Choose wisely and make sure your soap works for your windows.
Step 5: Wash the windows
Stand back away from the windows and hold the pressure washer wand at an angle to push water into all the corners of the window.
You’ll want to make sure that the power stream isn’t too strong for the windows, but strong enough to remove the dirt.
It was so much fun.
I washed the inside of the windows and Denny washed the outside of the windows.
And when we were done?
Thanks Greenworks Tools.
You are amazing.
Because of you, the windows are sparkling.
The house is smiling.
And the sunshine is dancing in.
PS There’s enough sunshine left for the front porch steps, too. 🙂
PS Are you getting your house ready for winter?
disclosure: Greenworks sponsored this post.
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