Wash your vinyl windows using mild detergent (if necessary) and a soft cloth. Do not wash the windows with a high pressure spray. The extreme pressure could crack or destroy the caulking around the window. For difficult to remove dirt and stains use the readily available household cleaners listed on the chart. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on use of the cleaners. In some cases you may wish to use a mildly abrasive cleaner such as Soft Scrub, but the use of any abrasive material could scratch the surface of the glass and window frame. Do not use liquid grease remover, strong soaps and detergents containing organic solvents, nail polish remover, furniture polish, or cleaners containing chlorine bleach. These items could affect the surface appearance of the vinyl.
Cleaners to Remove Stains From Vinyl Window Frames:
|Bubble Gum||Fantastik, Murphy Oil Soap, solution of 30% vinegar and 70% water, Windex|
|DAP (oil based caulk)||Fantastik|
|Felt-tip pen||Fantastik, water based cleaners|
|Grass||Fantastik, Lysol, Murphy Oil Soap, Windex|
|Lipstick||Fantastik, Lysol, Murphy Oil Soap|
|Lithium Grease||Fantastik, Lysol, Murphy Oil Soap, Windex|
|Mold and Mildew||Fantastik, solution of 30% vinegar and 70% water, Windex|
|Motor Oil||Fantastik, Lysol, Murphy Oil Soap, Windex|
|Rust||Fantastic, Murphy Oil Soap, Windex|
|Top Soil||Fantastic, Lestoil, Murphy Oil Soap|
In the worst case, if a stain refuses to come out, mineral spirits or a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution can be used. Make sure that after using one of these, that you wash the area with soap and water and wipe clean.