Besides surgical towels has anyone found a great all around towel for window cleaning?
It may seem like a simple thing to create a thread over but I am always trying to simplify things. The less parts tonkeep track of the simpler it is and more efficient the operation and the more money In male with less effort and I’m all about that along with quality of life which means less time working.
I generally use a detail towel and slop towel. I would love to have jist one all around towel for both and jist buy a ton and simplify it.
Personally I carry 3 different towels, I carry 1 blue huck towel 1 orange microfiber waffle weave, and a scrim. each has a different purpose, the huck is cheap and I have the most of those so these are using to wipe frames, and to pick up dirty water from the sills, the micro fiber is used to remove any water remaining on the glass generally at the close out point or around double hung locks, then the scrim is used if there are any errors on the glass.
I don’t beleive I could do it all with 1 type of towel, well I probably could but the results woould be lacking imo
Hense the challenge. If you find the right towel I feel it would make things simpler over all. I currently use large thick hucks for detailing when needed and a Terry clothnhand towel for wiping sills.
With commercial I generally don’t use any towels. I carry two towels on occasion depending on the job just in case but rarely use them. If all I did was commercial I would only carry a sponge and a leather chamois.
I use the dark green hucks from your man in Richardson. They are great fir detailing when dry and quite absorbent for mop up duty. They handle the wash very well so they can get pretty dirty and still get a good clean.
I use yellow microfiber towels from Costco for sills, frames, floors, tracks. They are awesome towels, super absorbent and very durable. But they suck for detailing except when perfectly dry. For detailing I use scrims. Used hucks for 15 years till I discovered scrims. Although they would do a good job as a mop-up towel, I would never use a $15 towel for mopping up.
I’m considering scrim. I have one. I just dont like the size. I may have it cut in half and sewn. Im afraid it might not do well as a slop towel at a smaller size but worth a try.
I get that guys like them bigger as it helpa it to dry out while you ise a different spot but I like mt towels to take up very little real estate because on a lot of jobs I only have them on me jist in case I need them but rarely use them.
I bought a couple fish scale towels at the end of last season so I’ve only used them a handful of times. They seem to be more absorbent than any towel I’ve ever used. I can’t wait for the season to start again! I’m pretty sure they will be my main detailing towel.
I’ve been using blue huck towels for slop/sill rags amd scrim for detailing.
If you want bath towels, go to your local industrial laundry company , I get 5 thick hotel quality large bath towels for $10, I only use them to place in front of the window I am working to rest the window on when I have to take it out.