LIFEHACKS

Make White Windowsills Great Again. A Grandma's Lifehack

Date June 20, 2018

Plastic windows are no longer a surprise to anyone. They are handy and convenient, except for one thing. With time the snow white plastic windowsill fades and is not as pretty as it used to be.

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Pay attention to the type of coating of your windowsill. It will be easy to clean smooth plastic with an ordinary soft cloth, but a textured surface will require a slightly harder brush or a sponge.

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Never use wire brushes, as they can leave ugly scratches and ruin the cover.

There are a few simple methods to wash white plastic surface clean. Here are the most reliable ones.

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Method #1

The best for hard-to-reach spots.

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Take an old toothbrush and any cleaning product. It can be liquid soap or dishwashing liquid. Then add a little water, and after dipping the toothbrush into in - rub the spots you want to clean.

Method #2

Chalk or tooth powder. It is good for yellow stains on the plastic windowsill surface.

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It is fairly simple. Grind the chalk into dust and mix it with one tablespoon of detergent. There you go. You can apply it on the surface and wash it off after a little rubbing.

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Method #3

Suitable for whitening. If the windowsill turned gray and you think there is nothing you can do – apply a little of bleach.

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Method #4

Universal. Suitable for all types of stains and all the windowsill surface types.

You will need:

  • table soda;
  • vinegar 9%;
  • dishwashing liquid;
  • warm water;
  • any piece of cloth.

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How to wash a windowsill:

  1. Before washing, wipe the windowsill with a sponge soaked in warm water.
  2. Then pour vinegar directly on the piece of cloth, with which you are going to wash the surface. Do the same with the dishwashing liquid.
  3. Sprinkle soda all over the windowsill.
  4. Rub the surface in a circular motion over the layer of soda with the piece of cloth soaked in vinegar and dishwashing liquid.
  5. Leave the cleaning agents on the windowsill for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Wash off with warm water.

These methods will easily remove rust and stains of various origins off the white surface of your windowsill. It will shine once again.

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This material is provided for informational purposes only. Some of the products and items discussed in this article may cause an allergic reaction and damage your health. Before use, consult a certified technician/specialist. The editorial board is not responsible for any harm or other consequences that may be caused by the use of the methods, products or items described in this article.