We tested 3 ways to clean dirty door and window marks. See my favorite method here!
Our window sill and door tracks were terrible and desperately needed to be cleaned. No.
I can’t believe I forgot to take a full body picture before, but don’t worry.
I wanted to find the best way to clean the sills and tracks before I tackled those filthy areas.
I did some research and found 3 hacks/tools for cleaning dirty window frames and door rails. I tested all three for you and am sharing the results!
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Sill & Track Brush Cleaning Set
I sprayed the cleaning solution all over the track first and then started using this brush.
It did a great job cleaning the dirt off the bottom of the truck, but it didn’t go into corners at all.
So I tried another one in the kit that works much better:
This one also has plastic bristles, but more.
well done! But after scrubbing, rinsing, and wiping, there was still a lot of dirt left.
Then I tried an idea that I had seen many times on Pinterest.Looked So Simple and excited to see how it works!
cut sponge window frame technique
In this case, grab the scrub sponge and mark where you need to cut so the sponge fits perfectly in the door track or sill.
this is my first trend it wasn’t It worked when I noticed that all the pictures online cut/used the yellow soft side of the sponge.
I knew that this alone would not remove the dirt, so I put the green scrubbing side down.
Actually, it’s not easy to cut a straight and clean line in that green part.
I tried a sharp razor blade, but it was difficult. I really had to dig into it to cut it, and soon realized this wasn’t a safe option.
Then I tried scissors. However, it wasn’t a clean line and was still difficult to cut properly.
Finally, I decided to try the soft yellow side, as all the instructions suggest. 5 million times worse than … erupted from a sponge.
I could not do it.
I tried it with the dreaded scissors and it was just big and fat:
I didn’t make the cuts in the sponge deep enough, but I quickly realized that even that wouldn’t work.
If you keep cleaning your door rails regularly, using a sponge is a good idea. The first brush I showed you worked much better.
My last experiment was by far the winner! It’s the most expensive, of course, but I can’t wait to try this out with all sorts of things around the house.
Handheld Steam Cleaner (For Winning!)
Holy cow, this is great!! Where was my life?
He uses a steam cleaner on his car detailing. I had to get it…especially because I thought it might work with our door truck!
It comes with many small attachments. From the reviews I read the grout cleaner attachment is great. The video is impressive!:
I used the basic nozzle attachment and was amazed at how quickly dirt and grime melted off the track.
I knew right away that this was the winner:
Great for getting into small crevices and corners. It has an angled attachment that makes it easy to get into tight spaces.
It has a small, round brush attachment. wonderful Because you can really scrub the surface in combination with steam.
Btw, I tried to stay away from the actual window – I didn’t run the steam along the plastic directly over the window in case it affected the seal in any way. But I thought it best not to let it happen by chance.
I swept back and forth between the two attachments to clean and direct the dirty water down the drain.
Once it was clean, I used a magic eraser to remove as many black marks on the plastic and metal as possible.
The combination of these two did the best job in FAR. I am totally impressed with this steamer.
Here’s what this section looks like after you start using the steamer:
And how it looks… clean and dry:
The metal truck we drive in and out of has some smudges that don’t come out, but overall it looks much better:
Man, I wish I had taken a before picture. It was filthy.
Then I started with the window sill.
Sorry for the dirty cat footprints. 🙂
Normally I would pull out the screen, but this one got stuck. Don’t worry. Still got crazy clean.
This fine detail brush was especially helpful after it dried.
I used it to brush hard-to-reach areas, remove any remaining dust and dirt, and vacuum.
You won’t believe how good the window and door tracks look! At least for us, it’s really noticeable.
Only 583 windows remain. (It’s like that anyway.)
Advantages and disadvantages of using this handheld steam cleaner:
- This cleaning tool is for adults only. The top that fills the steamer and nozzles will be hot.
- No cleaning solution is required. Only steam.
- Dirt may splatter if used without attachments. I’ve found that the dirtier the place, the more this happens. It is easy to clean by directing the droplets with the nozzle.
- I wish it was a little bigger because the tank is big. However, it only had to be filled in twice for the door tracks.
- This steamer can also be used on clothes! Hose and fabric accessories are also available for purchase.
- This is the quickest and most efficient way to clean your threshold. It worked very quickly – I would have been digging dirt out of crevices forever.
- It truly “dissolves” the dirt, so in most cases there is no need to scrub afterwards. Simply wipe with a rag.
- $30 but use whereverIn the car, in the bathroom, even outside!
- This steamer has a long cord, so it’s handy if you’re working on several windows in one place.
Have you tried any of the methods I tried? Any other great ideas you used? Has anyone had success with Spongecut? what did i do wrong? 😉