A Guide to Window Care: Keeping Your Luxury French Windows Pristine


Luxury French windows from Maison Janneau are not just exquisite architectural elements; they are investments in elegance and sophistication for your home. To maintain their beauty and functionality, proper window care is essential. In this guide, we’ll walk you through how to clean your windows effectively using time-tested methods, grandma-style recipes, and the right tools.

Gather Your Cleaning Arsenal

Before you begin, ensure you have the right supplies ready:

  • Mild dish soap or a specialized window cleaner
  • White vinegar or lemon juice
  • Microfiber cloths or soft, lint-free rags
  • Non-abrasive sponges

Grandma’s Secret Recipes

1. Vinegar Magic: In a spray bottle, mix equal parts water and white vinegar. Lightly spray this solution on your luxury French windows. The vinegar cuts through grease and grime, leaving a streak-free shine.
2. Lemon Freshness: For a natural fragrance boost, mix lemon juice with water in a spray bottle. The acidity in lemon juice helps break down stubborn stains and adds a refreshing scent to your living space.

Step-by-Step Cleaning Process

1. Dust Off: Gently remove dust and loose debris from the window’s surface and frame using a soft brush or microfiber cloth.
2. Prep the Glass: If there are stubborn stains, apply a few drops of mild dish soap mixed with water on the affected areas. Let it sit for a few minutes.
3. Scrubbing: For spots that need more attention, use a non-abrasive sponge to scrub gently. Avoid using abrasive materials that could scratch the glass or damage the finish.
4. Grandma’s Touch: Apply your chosen homemade solution (vinegar or lemon) or a specialized window cleaner to the glass. Use a microfiber cloth or soft rag to wipe the glass clean. Start from the top and work your way down in a zigzag motion. Also, be careful not to use the solution on the frames as it could damage it.
5. Edges and Frames: Use a clean, damp cloth to wipe the edges and frames of the window. Dry the frames thoroughly to prevent water spots.
6. Finishing Touch: Polish the glass with a dry microfiber cloth to remove any remaining streaks or smudges.

The Right Tools for the Job

When it comes to cleaning luxury French windows, the tools you use matter. Microfiber cloths are gentle on the glass and highly effective at trapping dirt and moisture. Avoid using paper towels, which can leave lint behind. Non-abrasive sponges are ideal for tackling stubborn spots without scratching the glass.

Embrace Window Care as Ritual

Caring for your luxury French windows is more than just a chore; it’s a ritual that maintains the charm and elegance they bring to your home. By following these simple steps and using time-tested methods, you can ensure that your windows continue to grace your living space with their timeless beauty.
Incorporate these grandma-approved cleaning recipes and techniques into your routine, and your luxury French windows from Maison Janneau will remain a source of pride and admiration for years to come.

Finally, we will soon write articles on how to take care of hardware, frames and gaskets, stay tuned!


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