Learned about newspapers LONG time ago. One thing we discovered: We purchased a gooseneck faucet for our kitchen sink. It is wonderful; however, when we tilt our Pella kitch window it gets in the way. It takes two people to handle that outside window cleaning. Thankful how easily all the other windows are able to be cleaned though.
If I'm not mistaken the advice about using newspapers was from before when they used ink that left the hands marked. It was in fact that ink that was supposed to be beneficial. Newspapers today do not use such ink so I would think that means they are no more beneficial than any kind of paper. Cheaper though of course to use.
Depends on what ink is used in your newspaper, as to how successful it may be for you. Many news printers now often use soy based ink, which can actually tend to leave a greasy residue on the glass that can show up in sunlight. (at least this is my experience)
I use clean microfiber towels for any final wipe down, AFTER using a window mop/Dawn detergent solution and a squeegee.
I'll try the vinegar and water, with microfiber cloths.
My windows really don't get "dirty." They get dusty, so I usually just use a Swiffer duster on them.
The only one that gets dirty, is the French doors, and that is from doggie nose prints. I just use Windex and paper towels for that.
We like to wash our vinyl-sided one-story house in spring and fall, so the outside of the windows gets cleaned then. Although, durng pollen season in spring I've been known to use the Swiffer duster on them outside.
We have the windows where you can clean the outside from the inside, but found the windows are sooooo big and heavy, it's not easily done. Except for a couple of windows, they are all 7 foot tall windows. Only the bathrooms and 1 bedroom have smaller windows.
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