As you may know, if you watched any DIY or gardening shows, I am a real fan of the Wet and Forget products. In fact the original Wet and Forget is the only product I’ve ever kissed – why? Simply because it saves me so much time and effort. So when I heard that the Wet and Forget boys had come up with something for the windows, I got very excited. I managed to get a hold of a sample so I could try it before it came on-air and I have to say I am not disappointed! This stuff is tremendous.
The great thing about all Wet and Forget products is the ease with which you use them. It’s no different with their window product, as all you do is attach the clever dispensing device onto the end of your hose, and spray your windows. It automatically dilutes the special solution which starts to break down the dirt and grime on your windows. If the windows are particularly dirty you just simply agitate the dirt and then rinse off with clean water.
The most amazing thing is that even though I live in a hard water area, I had absolutely no spotting when the windows were dry. The incredible thing is the water just slides off the windows leaving a crystal clear finish.
So I tested it on the big windows in the front of our house and it worked marvellously, as you can see from the before and after picture ( I didn’t do the windows on the other side and after it was cleaned it was clear to me they REALLY needed a good going over!). Then it occurred to me that it would be a fantastic product for anyone with a conservatory roof as this is always so hard to reach and does seem to get very dirty quickly. We don’t have a conservatory but we do have solar panels and they have a similar problem so I decided to treat them.
There is a big problem with agitating the dirt on solar panels or a conservatory roof because of the height but that’s why the Wet and Forget team have come up with the most fantastic extendable cleaner. It’s a lightweight but really strong aluminium pole that can extend up to 4.5m, at the end of which there is a microfibre cloth and it made light work of my solar panels – even the top ones.
The results were not only marvellous to look at but measurable too. The weather had been remarkably consistent and sunny and we were generating a very similar amount of electricity each day but after cleaning my solar panels with the Wet and Forget window, the electricity that we were generating went up considerably. There is no doubt that having clean windows is an absolute joy but having clean solar panels can make more money too!
Wet and Forget Window has a combination of smart surfactants that dissolve grime and it contains citrate water softeners and high performance additives to sheet water from the window, eliminating water spotting.
The container has a newly developed Sniper Nozzle that will give you up to 8 metres reach – that’s about 2 storeys high! I have terrible water pressure, and I mean terrible, but still managed about 4m.
So here’s what you do:
- Apply the product to the window with the new Sniper Nozzle which can reach up to 8m (2 storeys). Move quickly to avoid wastage.
- Lightly brush with one of the extendable Microfibre Window Padsto remove any excess grime.
- Rinse off within 5 minutes. Don’t let it dry!
- When you rinse off – rinse thoroughly with water from top to bottom so that you don’t get any streaking with the soap residue. Too easy!
It takes all the hard work out of cleaning windows and, because you don’t have to use ladders, makes it much safer! And the container goes a long way – it depends of course on exactly how your windows are but if used correctly on big windows it could cover 180 to 200m2 and spray 100m2 in 5 minutes.
Anne Dorrington will be introducing the Wet and Forget window wash to everyone today (26th of July!) so look out for it and use your 30 day money back guarantee to prove to yourself that it works on your windows. I am now convinced that not only can I have clean windows for longer but there will be an awful lot less effort in washing and drying and polishing the windows to achieve a sparkling finish. I won’t need vinegar, I won’t need newspaper, I won’t need microfibre cloths and I won’t be rubbing away at the paintwork which so often causes it to flake even worse. All I need to do is spray the windows with Wet and Forget and then… just walk away.
I’ll be monitoring how well the windows and solar panels stay clean over the next few months but if it does as promised I’ve got a feeling that’s another new product that needs a kiss!