Cleaning Mirrors Can Be Tricky –These Tips Can Help
Has your mirror gotten so dirty that you can’t recognize your own reflection anymore? Or maybe you’ve tried to clean a mirror only to have large streaks left behind. D’s Cleaning Services will have your bathroom or bedroom mirrors looking spic and span when you follow our tips on the best way to clean mirrors.
Knowing where to start with cleaning mirrors can be the hardest part. There are so many different types of cleaning products and drying methods, along with all the DIY tips from the internet.
What Doesn’t Work:
Newspapers used to be the way to clean mirrors, but the ink used today can leave behind a residue on your mirror when drying.
- Paper towels
This method of drying is very commonly practiced among homeowners, but unfortunately, it’s not the best option. Paper towels leave behind small pieces of paper fiber, making mirrors look dusty even after they’re clean.
- Wiping a foggy mirror with a towel
It might be convenient to use your towel to “clean” your foggy mirror after you jump out of the shower, but this isn’t the best way to approach cleaning your mirrors. This method leaves mirrors looking extremely streaky after they dry.
- Generic cleaning products
Products that aren’t labeled as a window cleaner should be avoided. There are other types of cleaners dedicated to cleaning mirrors that will make your mirror shine bright. Generic cleaning products aren’t always made with materials that should be used to clean glass or mirrors.
What to Use:
- A flat-weave microfiber cloth
These cloths are made for fast drying and lint-free results. A microfiber cloth also prevents debris from sticking to the cloth.
- Rubbing alcohol and cotton pad
Rubbing alcohol can be used to remove the buildup of toothpaste, handprints, and dirty stains that are difficult to remove with just glass cleaner alone.
- Homemade glass cleaner
One cleaner you can make easily at home is a mixture of vinegar and water. Mix together one-part white vinegar to one-part water in a spray bottle to create this homemade solution. This is a classic cleaning method, but you should be aware that the smell of vinegar is likely to linger for a while after it dries.
Double Check Your Work
Make sure to double check your work after you’re done wiping. Check for any scuff marks or missed spots on the surface from different angles. If you catch a stain or two still left, just spot clean until it’s streak-free.
Call D’s Cleaning at 225-572-9497 to get some help polishing the rest of your home!