How to remove egg stains from your window
Egg on your windows? Whether it’s a harmless prank or a messy accident, cleaning eggs from windows can be a bit of a challenge. Below, we’ll show you how to effectively remove egg stains from your windows without causing any damage or streaks.
Remove egg stains as a window cleaner
One of the most difficult tasks a window cleaner has to deal with is cleaning windows that have had eggs thrown over them, (this can be almost impossible if the egg has been baked on by the sun)
Unfortunately, this problem is becoming more and more common, especially if the window cleaner is working at schools and colleges.
All Clean Services Ltd clean schools and colleges across London and the South East UK so this is a problem that we have to deal with on a daily basis.
After many years of experimenting our window cleaners have found the best way of removing the egg residue. With our window cleaning service, we have had to find the best method of cleaning this problem as we have encountered it so often. We know the stress it can cause to have an issue that seems impossible to deal with, but the following solution has finally been decided to be the most efficient one.
Egg stain removal cleaning tips
You will need:
- Warm Water
- Dish soap
- White Vinegar
- Soft microfibre cloth
- Plastic/rubber spatula
- Rubber gloves ( optional )
Step 1: Scrape of excess egg
Using a plastic or rubber spatula, gently scrape off any excess eggshell or egg whites from the window. Bre careful not to scratch the glass surface
Step 2: Prepare a cleaning Solution
In a bucket, mix warm water with a few drops of dish soap. This solution will help break down the egg’s proteins and make cleaning easier.
Step 3: Apply the Soapy Solution:
Dip a soft microfiber or lint-free cloth into the soapy water mixture. Gently apply the soapy solution to the egg stains on the window. Let it sit for a minute or two to help loosen the egg residue.
Step 4: Scrub Gently:
Use the cloth to scrub the egg stains gently. Avoid using excessive force, as you don’t want to scratch the glass. If necessary, you can use a circular motion to remove stubborn spots.
Step 5: Rinse with Clean Water:
After you’ve scrubbed the egg stains, rinse the window with clean water to remove any remaining soapy residue.
Step 6: Remove Stains with Vinegar:
If there are still stains on the window, mix a solution of equal parts water and white vinegar. Apply this mixture to the remaining stains and let it sit for a few minutes. Vinegar can help dissolve mineral deposits and stubborn egg residue.
Step 7: Rinse and Dry:
Rinse the window again with clean water to remove the vinegar solution. Then, use a dry, clean cloth to wipe the window dry. Make sure there are no streaks left behind.
*Instructions on how to use PowerZest:
Soak the affected surface in a diluted mixture of Powerzest and water, 10 parts water to 1 part Powerzest, let the solution soak in for 5 to 10 minutes then wash the glass in the normal fashion. This will leave you with nice sparkling windows (until they are egged again that is)