Mirrors and glass windows collect dirt easily, despite cleaning them often. A mirror often comes in contact with handprints, plain dust, grime, oils, and many other forms of stains.

Whether it’s your dressing room mirror, a bathroom mirror, an office mirror, or any other mirror, you will always desire to keep it sparkling clean. No one likes using a stained mirror since they reflect your true personality.


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Does your mirror look cloudy and stained despite cleaning it? Are you having challenges of finding the best ways of cleaning your mirror? Here are some tips to guide you.


Items to Use for Cleaning

The first step is to gather cleaning materials suitable for a mirror. You can use cleaners such as a mixture of water and vinegar, a commercial cleaner for glass, and warm water with a washing liquid.

At this point, you also need to gather the right tools for cleaning glass such as a squeegee, a microfiber cloth, a sponge, and a spray bottle. Once you have equipped yourself with these cleaning solutions and tools, you can proceed to these cleaning strategies:


A Quick Cleaning Fix

If your mirror is not too dirty, or when you need to clean it up quickly, like when a visitor shows up unexpectedly, then you just need to give your mirror a quick clean using a dry microfiber cloth. You can rub the mirror using circular motions for a quick fix.


Using Warm Water

When your mirror is too dirty, you would have to use a cleaning solution and a sponge or a microfiber cloth. You can use warm water as a cleaning solution, whereby you rub your mirror using a microfiber cloth that has been dipped in warm water.

Circular motions should be used when cleaning. However, excess water should be removed from the mirror using a dry microfiber cloth to ensure that any water marks and streaks are avoided.


Using Water and a Washing Liquid

Cleaning mirrors with oily stains would require using a washing liquid and water. The washing liquid should be diluted in warm water.

A sponge can be used in this case. Circular motions should be used to ensure smears are avoided. Excess moisture can be removed by rinsing the sponge regularly.


Cleaning with a Commercial Glass Cleaner

An excessively stained mirror can also be cleaned using a commercial glass cleaner mixed with water as required.

The solution can be sprayed on the whole mirror using a spray bottle and wipe it using a sponge, and rinse the sponge often to remove any excess liquid.


Cleaning With a Water-Vinegar Mixture

A solution of water and vinegar in a ratio of one is to one can be used to clean a mirror. You can use a sponge to wipe the mirror with the water-vinegar mixture using circular motions.

A spray bottle may also be utilized to spray the mixture on the mirror and wipe with a sponge.


Using a Squeegee

A squeegee is one of the best means of ensuring a mirror is streak-free. After cleaning a mirror with a cleaning solution, you can slide a squeegee top to bottom on the mirror, and then slide it side to side to remove any remaining traces of a sprayed solution.

In case any marks remain, you can use a dry and clean microfiber cloth to remove them completely.

With these tips in mind, cleaning mirrors can be a good experience that will leave your mirror shiny and dazzle any guests.


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