Like Windows, Grilles are also directly subjected to the elements – light, water, dust, moisture and so on. And if fixed on the outside of the windows then they are constantly exposed to the vagaries of climate. So, maintenance and upkeep of grilles is required once in a while just like any other item of your home decor
Keeping your window grilles clean and free from dust may seem like a daunting task, but when done correctly it can be quite easy a task. For lattice design, white powder coated aluminium grilles that are commonly found in many apartments, dust can look quite unsightly. Wrought iron grilles with intricate designs are also prone to trapping in dust in their turns and curls.
Here’s how you can keep Aluminium Grilles neat and clean –
- Take a soft bristle brush to brush away dust particles before you start to clean the grilles
- Then use a mild dishwashing soap solution to wipe the grilles
- Use your old socks on your hands to make it easy to wipe grilles without having to worry about cloth slipping away
- You can also use a water and vinegar solution if your window grilles are not too dusty
- Grilles in the kitchen area can be washed with a stronger dishwashing liquid and water solution
- Be careful not to use steel wool or other abrasive materials as they can scratch and damage your aluminium grilles
- Use a soft feather brush or duster to remove all dust particles prior to cleaning
- Make sure to reach into the grooves and corners of design elements
- Use a damp cloth to clean the grilles
- A cotton sock worn over your hand as a cleaning glove works just as well
- Do not use any harsh chemicals as wrought iron grilles have a tendency to rust
- A mild soap and water solution can be used for greasy wrought iron grilles
Make your window grille cleaning a family affair. Involve your children, get them to put on their old socks on their hands and make it a weekend activity that can be done as a family.