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The Best Way to Clean a Mirror

By Megan

18th Sep 2023

3 mins read

DIY & Technical

Keep your mirrors clean and sparkling by implementing these effective tips and tricks into your cleaning routine. 

The Best Way to Clean a Mirror

Mirrors are a useful and practical addition to any room that will make your space feel bigger and more luxurious. So whether it’s bathroom mirrors, bedroom mirrors or hallway mirrors, keeping them looking squeaky clean is important if you want to keep them looking this way. 

When cleaning a mirror, there are certain do’s and don'ts that you should definitely be taking into consideration when the time comes to clean your mirror. So that is why we have shared our expert knowledge on mirror cleaning.

 

The Do's and Don’ts 

Before you start to clean your mirror, it is important that you acknowledge the do’s and don’ts of mirror cleaning to avoid causing damage.

 

Do

Don’t

  • Use a microfiber cloth - This way, you won’t be left with tiny fibres all over your clean mirror.
  • Use abrasive sponges or clothes - Harsh and wiry materials an easily scratch the surface of your mirror.
  • Use glass cleaner - Glass cleaner is designed to be used on glass, which means it won't damage your mirror's finish.
  • Use harsh chemicals - Harsh chemicals such as bleach, can damage the surface of your mirror, causing it to turn black over time.
Oval Mirror on blue and white tiled wall

Streak Free Shine

 

Glass Cleaner Method

If you are often left with a streaky mirror after cleaning, then it is time to bring out the glass cleaner. This is one of the most effective methods for cleaning a mirror. Glass cleaning sprays can be bought at any supermarket.

First, you want to make sure that your mirror is completely dust free. Dusting your mirror before you start cleaning will make sure that there are no dust particles left behind. It is also important that you thoroughly dust around any screws. A great way to do this is to use an old, dry toothbrush, as this will get into every nook and cranny around the screws.

Then, you can spray your mirror with the glass cleaner. Using your microfiber cloth, wipe the glass cleaner across your mirror in an S motion or circles to avoid streaking. Keep wiping the mirror until the cleaning solution has disappeared and your mirror is looking squeaky clean and you are left with a streak free, dazzling mirror.

 

Stubborn Stains

If your mirror has any stubborn stains such as hairspray, makeup or black spots which will not budge, you can use rubbing alcohol. However, as this is such a strong method, you should use a cotton bud to spot clean the stain with rubbing alcohol. This way you won't damage the finish on your mirror and you will successfully remove those stubborn stains.

Megan

Megan

Megan is an expert bathroom blogger, she enjoys writing helpful DIY articles and bathroom inspo blogs. As well as specialist bathroom advice, Megan also shares expert how-to blogs with step by step guides.

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