Best wfp brush for residential?

:confused: I’m already sold on the fan jets. But, with so many brushes to choose from, what is the best wfp brush for residential? That will get into corners, especially on those french pane in the ass windows. And something with strong enough bristles to remove years of dirt & grime.

Thanks!

Hey Sean

http://shop.windowcleaner.com/category.sc?categoryId=87

The first brush on that page is my new favorite. It will do what your looking for.

I used a boars hair brush for a few months then switched to a fan jetted monofilament brush. I think it cleans just as good, has less resistance on the glass(therefore you’re not expending as much energy), it doesn’t get worn out on the sides from going over the french pane grids and, because it doesn’t wear out it gets the corners better.

http://shop.windowcleaner.com/product.sc;jsessionid=2ED05E8CA80E7C2E60B36655E16FD0AE.qscstrfrnt04?categoryId=87&productId=229

Hey Brennon , looking at your posts seems like you’ve done your share of french windows with WFP.

I bought mine with that main objective, and I would like to hear from you if you have any advice or at least comment on your personal experience.

first cleaning? water leaks ? damage to the glass or frame ?

thanks in advance
Carlos

I just PM’d you my cell number. Give me a call next week or today before 4.

[SIZE=“3”]Here’s what I do…

I use this method on french panes that haven’t been done in 10 years and on 6 month cleanings. I feel it’s a way to get excellent results(haven’t touched up the last 3 jobs at all!) without spending too much time on each window.

That being said I:
1) start by cleaning the entire surface of the window. Take a standard 6 over 6 french pane window. I start at the top left and scrub the top edge of the top row. When I’ve made my way over to the right side, I then scrub the glass coming back to the left while also getting the window grid at the same time.

This gives the glass and the wood grid an initial first scrub. I then clean the bottom edge of the top row and then repeat this process for each of the next three rows that make up the rest of the window.

Make sure and really get into the corners and along the edges during this process.

This initial scrub cleans most of the dirt off all of the surfaces and then allows a 30 second or more period of drip time while I’m working my way down the glass. That means that when I start my final step all my dirty water has finished dripping and wont be left to result in drip marks

2) I then start back at the top left and now only make a few passes up and down on each pane pausing at the top on the final pass to give it a good 1-2 second rinse. With the fan jets you’ll get complete coverage of the entire pane and with the monofilament brush you just kinda push the brush up against the cross bar to allow for for excellent water sheeting.

The rinse is extremely important. You only want pure water left on that window.

Practice this process and those 6 over 6 windows will take you 2-3 minutes each.[/SIZE]

This thread is from 2008. What changes in brush choices have happened since then?

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The Tucker hybrid brush is really a great brush for residential. It’s a dual trim brush. The outer trim are the Dupont nylon bristles and the inner shorter bristles being boar’s hair. When you really lay into it and splay out the brush the boar’s hair scrubbing power is really achieved.

It comes with dual pencil jets standard, but can be had in dual pencil jet and fan jets. My favorite is the quad pencil jets; it uses all four jets at the same time to speed up the rinse.

Back when I had my business I used 7 WFP brushes. A few from a company that now shall remain nameless. I had spent several hours configuring it and it would always need tweaking or fixing. At height it was a heaving sucker. Often it wasn’t enough to get the dirt off. I would pull out the hybrid and it amazed me how light it was. It also did a great job to get off that stuck on dirt.

It would be good to get with any broom style brush that uses the euro goose neck to get a brass wool pad holder on it. This will really help to get old crud off like caked on dirt or bird droppings.

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