Vinyl Window Maintenance
What Can I Use to Clean My Vinyl Windows?
Usually, a few drops of a mild liquid cleaner in a bucket of water is sufficient. If you have more stubborn build-up, the following household cleaners work well: Mild or non- abrasive household cleaners, Formula 409, Ajax liquid cleaner, Murphy’s Oil Soap, Lysol Cleaner, Soft Scrub without bleach, Vinegar and water, or Alcohol. (
The Following Cleaners or Types of Cleaners Should Not Be Used on Vinyl:
Bleaches, Acids, Caustics, Methyl Chloride, Methylene Chloride, Xylene, Toluene, Pine Power, Ivory, Grease Relief, Tide Detergent, Nail Polish remover (acetone).
What Can I Use to Clean the Glass?
Usually, a few drops of a mild liquid cleaner in a bucket of water is sufficient or Windex can also be used.
When Using a Razor Blade to Clean the Glass:
Though generally not recommended, if you must use a razor to clean the glass, use this method: Wet the glass first then run a razor onto the glass in one direction only. If necessary, repeat in the same direction. Do not drag the razor blade back and forth on the glass because this will scratch the surface, especially on tempered glass.
Once the window frames have been cleaned, you can spay silicone lubricant on the balance rods. Then raise the sash and spray on the inside channel so the sash can operate freely for proper vinyl window maintenance.