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Choosing the Right Sleeve

The window-cleaning sleeve may be more important than you realize. A good agitation from your sleeve is what actually cleans off the dirt and pollutants, then the squeegee removes the remaining water. Without a great sleeve, your window- cleaning experience will suffer. Using a professional window-cleaning solution, plus a professional sleeve for agitation, will make your life easier and your work more productive. Apply with the right sleeve, then squeegee the solution off before it dries on the glass, detail the sills and frames. "Presto, change-o -- you’re now a successful window cleaner." -- Doug Apt, JRC Senior Sales Manager

However, when customers ask what's the best sleeve to use, it's a matter of the job's needs as well as personal preference. That being said, there are differences in makes and models, and before you can make an informed decision, you need to know what those are.

That's the purpose of this series. We'll be covering the different brands we carry along with each supplier's model. Part 1 will look at the differences in Ettore sleeves.

Ettore Golden Glove

The Ettore Golden Glove – known as the “Super Tough by old-school window cleaners – is the most popular Ettore sleeve. Made from a mixture of yellow and white microfiber, the Golden Glove holds a lot of water and won’t drip. Double-stitched for durability, this popular sleeve also offers an extra scrubbing tab on one side, making it ideal for tackling those rough, stuck-on dirt spots. As well as fingerprints and grease. Ideal for both inside and outside work.

  • Advance microfiber washer delivers maximum cleaning power
  • Durable scrubber fits various Ettore T-Bars
  • Most popular sleeve with extra heavy pile and double seams built to last
  • Available in Sizes: 10, 14, 18, and 22 inches

Ettore Dura Sleeve

The Ettore Dura Sleeve plush micro fiber sleeve is what is often referred to as a “soaker” – i.e., it holds a lot of water very well. Tough and very durable, the Dura Sleeve is made with extra robust material to help it stay together throughout its constant use. This white sleeve can handle a good scrub, and is ideal for outside work.

  • Advanced high quality microfiber window washer sleeve
  • Double seams allows for longer lasting and more durable
  • Durable scrubber fits various Ettore T-Bars; ex. ProGrip and Pro+
  • Machine washable safe for multiple use and lint free
  • Available Sizes: 14, 18, and 22 inches

Ettore Pro+

The Pro+ Micro Fiber sleeve is the highest-quality Ettore sleeve, made from advanced microfiber technology that attracts dirt and holds on to it. This blue and white, high quality sleeve is not only wonderfully equipped to remove stubborn dirt, it also retains a ton of water – the go-to on hot days!

  • Extremely fine Microfiber allow for maximum scrubbing power
  • Each product retains at least 20% more solutions than all of the competitive models
  • Double seams on all sleeves allow for longer lasting and more durable performance
  • Durable microfiber can withstand at least 500 washings
  • Available Sizes: 10, 14, 18, and 22 inches

Ettore Porcupine

The Porcupine is a unique Ettore sleeve that has thousands of interwoven scrubbing bristles for extra cleaning power, making it the best scrubbing sleeve of the brand. The unique short, thin bristles work together with the white microfiber material to hold water and clean stuck-on dirt and other nasties off windows. Because the bristles are made from nylon, they do not scratch. The Porcupine also holds a nice amount of water, making it ideal for outside work. It’s a great choice for when stubborn agitation is needed.

  • Advanced high quality microfiber window washer sleeve
  • Double seams allows for longer lasting and more durable
  • Durable scrubber fits various Ettore T-Bars; ex. ProGrip and Pro+; T-Bar not included
  • Machine washable safe for multiple use
  • Available in 14, 18, and 22 inches