Back in the Victorian times, there was one primary source of inspiration for architecture: the Gothic designs that exist to exist even before them. With time, these designs have been upgraded so that their functionality has been increased. However, the complete aesthetic, more or less, looks the same.
Built specifically to frame the exterior of your house with beauty, these Victorian-era windows stand out from the crowd. So, how do you make sure that they don’t get damaged? This care guide will tell you all you need to know.
Glass Cleaning Tips
While glass cleaning may seem like an easy chore, it can sometimes be quite annoying to have weird watery marks on your windows if it’s not done correctly. To tackle this issue, we bring you cleaning tips for glass panes. Try using diluted vinegar to clean the glass. Spray some of it and use a microfiber cloth to wipe it off.
Using just water might make the process lengthier. What’s more, you might find yourself scrubbing extra hard for a sparkle that comes easily with diluted vinegar.
Glass Cleaning Frequency
When taking care of Victorian sash windows, it is also essential that you do it regularly. Understanding the frequency of cleaning is pretty simple. Make sure you do it regularly enough that build-up dust is prevented. If this dirt and dust get stuck in your frame, you can face trouble with functionality. Remember, if you leave it on for too long, removing dust will be much more complicated.
Cleaning Sash Window Hardware
For box sash windows to be their best self, you need to ensure that they look their best and function at maximum capacity. To keep them functional, other than glass panes, you need to clean the hardware as well. This will involve cleaning the hooks, handles, fasteners, and locks as well. You can do all this cleaning with the help of a dry cloth as a wet one would welcome rust.
Make sure that all these spots are free of debris, dust, and junk of any kind to save them from deterioration. After all, there’s nothing worse than having dingy, dust-ridden, ugly windows.
Painting Sash Windows
Do you ever see those pleated white sash windows in movies and drool internally? You can have the same look with a splash of paint every now and then. Sash case and timber windows should be painted regularly if you want to avoid damage. The estimated time for repainting is three to four years. Remember to clean them properly before starting the painting process.