Cleaning UPVC windows and doors can be a tricky job especially if you do not have the best UPVC cleaners at hand.
UPVC cleaners come in a wide variety of solutions, but which UPVC cleaner works the best?
In this article, we reveal tried and tested solutions that are safe, non-corrosive and make your UPVC restored to its original colour!
Avoid Abrasive UPVC Cleaners
If you’re cleaning your UPVC windows and doors with an abrasive substance then you are doing more harm than good.
When it comes to cleaning UPVC you need a strong but nonabrasive cleaner that removes dirt and grime but does not make the UPVC dull or scuffed.
The cloth also needs to be smooth because if you’re using a scrub pad you will dull the plastic and remove the shine.
We all know what UPVC is and also know it deteriorates and yellows over time especially if it receives high volumes of sunlight.
Best Cleaners for UPVC Windows and Doors
Featured below are the best UPVC cleaners, all products are available for delivery in the UK while offering a serious solution to bringing back the original colour of your frames.
If your doors and windows have become yellow then these cleaners will make them white again.
These UPVC cleaners can save money on new frames and great if you have moved into a property that has not been looked after.
Remember that these UPVC cleaners are also great for:
- Fascia and soffits
- Windows and doors
1) HG UPVC Powerful Cleaner
This solution is the ROLL-Royce of UPVC cleaners, it’s a solvent and strips grease, grime and will bring back the original colour.
It works on antique pine, mahogany and white. Just because your frames are not white does not mean they cannot be cleaned with a UPVC solution.
This is the first product we would reach for when cleaning conservatories, windows and door frames.
It has a strong smell so make sure you are outside when using this solution because the fumes might go to your head.
When you are working inside with this UPVC cleaner be sure to wear a mask!
HG UPVC Features
- Works on all forms on UPVC
- Strong solution
- All colours of UPVC
2) Everbuild PVC1S PVCU Solvent Cleaner
The Everbuild brand is a well-known name that produces many products for the building trade.
Their solvent UPVC cleaner is our second choice but still packs a punch and produces excellent results.
It can be used on all forms and UPVC products, but make sure you read the label and wear a mask and goggles when using this solution/solvent.
Everbuild PVC1S PVCU Features
- All forms of UPVC
- Solvent-based solution
- Strong solution/solvent
- All UPVC colours
Non-Solvent based UPVC Cleaners
If a solvent is too strong for you and you want to use a natural cleaner or just make your homemade solution then in this section we will be listing some environmentally friendly UPVC cleaners.
- White vinegar 2 cups to one cup of water
- Washing up liquid and vinegar
- Lemmon juice and water
These ingredients are readily available in your home will help with cleaning grease and grime from your UPVC. But, will not make them white again.
For serious results and a brighter white than using the solvent-based UPVC cleaners produce the best results.
Caution When Cleaning uPVC
We have heard many stories and seen first-hand damage when people use the wrong cleaning solutions.
Bleach is a definite no-no because it will YELLOW your UPVC.
- Never use bleach and water to clean UPVC
- Avoid green pads for scrubbing
- Use a soft cloth for best results
- Wear gloves and masks when using UPVC cleaners
Another big mistake would be to use an abrasive cleaner such as CIF cleaner, it dulls the shine and will ruin your frames.
General upkeep is key for long-lasting and bright white frames, washing up liquid and water should be applied every six months for continued upkeep.
uPVC Cleaning FAQ’S
No, sugar soap is a more abrasive substance that will dull and take off the shone of your UPVC frames!
Yes, solvent-based UPVC cleaners are the best are removing yellowing and restoring frames to brilliant white.
Every six months should keep them looking bright and free of grime, this will also stop them becoming dull and yellow.
Yes, but they are strong smelling so be sure to wear gloves and masks especially if your working on the inside of your house or conservatory.
Yes, a conservatory UPVC is the same as your doors and windows. So rest assured, we always clean our conservatory with these cleaners and they make it sparkle.
We love to hear recommendations from our readers, if you happen to have a secret formula you regularly use on your UPVC frames that produces excellent results then we want to hear them.
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Happy Cleaning 😉