How Do You Clean Crevices On A Window Sill?
How Do You Clean Crevices On A Window Sill?
Cleaning windowsills, fortunately, is not a difficult or time-consuming task. As a result, incorporating this task into your regular cleaning routine should be relatively simple.
To begin, remove any dust from the windowsills with a dry microfiber cloth. If there is still residue left, proceed to the next steps.
- Combine a few drops of dishwashing liquid and warm water in a spray bottle.
- Spritz a dampened microfiber cloth with your solution.
- If you have wooden window frames, make sure to apply your cleaner to the cloth rather than the windowsills themselves. Oversaturation of wood can cause damage to the finish or paint. Worse, too much liquid may cause warping of the wood.
- Wipe the windowsill and frame gently. Apply a little pressure with your fingertips to remove heavier smudges.
- Wipe down the windowsills with a dry microfiber cloth.
Now that the windowsills are clean, keep them that way by dusting them weekly or every two weeks as part of your regular house cleaning routine.
When the dirt is really caked on, use these steps to clean the window tracks.
- Clear out any loose soil, dust bunnies, or expired insects with a vacuum cleaner equipped with a crevice tool attachment.
- Remove soil buildup from the track’s center with a disposable wipe.
- To clean the crevices and corners, wrap a disposable wipe around a plastic putty knife and an angled knife.
- Using a clean microfiber cloth, dry the track.
- Repeat as needed until all of the dirt has been removed.
- Make sure your gleaming windowpanes aren’t tarnished by a dirty environment by devoting a few minutes each week to cleaning windowsills and tracks. In the long run, the overall effect will be worth it.
How Do You Make A Window Sill Cushion?
- Measure the width of your window sill.
From edge to edge, measure the width of the inside of your window. You’ll need an accurate measurement so the cushion fits snugly inside and doesn’t move around. The depth is then measured.
Because I thought it looked neater, I subtracted an inch from the depth measurement so that my cushion wouldn’t hang over the window sill and the edge of the window sill would still show just a bit. My sill is 58″ wide by 18″ deep, so I measured it as 58″ by 17″.
- Purchase the necessary foam and fabric.
Find a roll of foam that is wider and longer than your window seat so you can cut it to size. The foam I used measured 24″ by 72″ and would most likely fit most windows.
Then, using your measurements, calculate how much fabric you’ll need—if you’re using 3″ thick foam as I did, the fabric should be at least 6 inches longer than the long side of the foam, and more than double the width of the foam. I ordered two yards of my chosen fabric because the measurements I was working with were 58″ by 17″.
- Trim the foam to size.
Mark your measurements on your foam—I found it helpful to draw out the entire line of where I was going to cut because cutting foam in a straight line without a guide can be difficult. Then, cut with your preferred tool.
- Wrap the foam in the fabric and pin it in place.
Now comes the easy part: wrap the fabric around the foam like you’re wrapping a gift. Place the fabric on a clean surface, outside facing down, and then place the foam in the center. Begin by wrapping the bottom side up and pinning it in a straight line into the foam.
- Hang on the window and style
Place the cushion, pinned side down, on your window sill. It should fit perfectly, and all that remains is for you to style it however you see fit. We added some throw pillows to make it feel cozier and to provide back support when we do want to sit in front of the window.
Drinking tea while gazing out at the park is exactly as lovely as I imagined, and as you can see, the cat is quite content. Not bad for a $50 project that took about 20 minutes to complete!
How Do You Waterproof A Bathroom Window Sill?
Shower window waterproofing includes:
- Insert Shower Curtain
Adding a shower curtain inside the shower prevents water from reaching the window. This is a short-term fix for homeowners planning a permanent solution soon.
Install a shower rod in the alcove’s exterior wall. Install a shower curtain. This protects the window until a permanent fix is made.
- Window trim removal/replacement
Wet window trim rots. Trim lets water in behind windows.
With a tile surround, remove the wood trim and tile up to the window opening. Check the window caulking for wear and wipe the window sill dry after each shower to prevent rot.
- Sloped Window Sill
Showers pool water on anything flat. Shower sills collect water that runs down the wall.
The tile should replace wood window sills. Sloping tiles toward the shower promote drainage.
- Windowsill replacement
Solid-surface window sills are better than tiled ones.
Seamless solid surface material. Instead of grouted seams, solid surface sills can be one piece.
- Vinyl or fiberglass windows
Replace a wood-framed shower window with a vinyl or fiberglass window to prevent deterioration. Vinyl or fiberglass windows are watertight.
- Glass Blocks
Morning showers with natural light save energy and soothe tired eyes. Glass blocks will diffuse light, provide privacy, and protect against moisture.
Weighty glass blocks. One 6-by-3-inch glass block weighs over 3 pounds. Glass blocks may require additional support for the wall. Due to their low R-value (1.75), glass blocks are only suitable for temperate climates.
- Window, Close
If your shower window keeps leaking, consider removing it and closing the space.
Rebuilding this section of the wall requires a building permit, but it solves the problem. It lets you inspect and repair water damage to wall studs and remove and replace moldy insulation.