How to clean mirrors
Does the reflection in the mirror seem a bit tainted? Clean your mirrors regularly, using safe products and materials, to maintain their shimmer.
Dirt and stains can pile up on the face of a mirror. If they are not cleaned, they can damage the glass. However, before getting around to the cleaning process, you need to know what stains are on the face of the mirror and use the right cleaning agent to remove it.
What are the stains on my mirror?
- White textured spots are typically calcium residues. The trick to clean them off is using vinegar on a damp piece of cloth.
- Milky-white deposits, or limescale, can be cleaned with lemon or lime juice.
- Other stains can be from the exposure the mirror to different cleaning materials.
What do I use to clean my mirror?
- Microfiber materials: Use any microfiber material, in order not to damage or scrape the mirror. Avoid tissues, as they leave specs on the surface.
- Cleaning materials:
- White vinegar: Dilute one cup of vinegar with four cups of distilled water, and add the mixture to a spray bottle. Spray the mirror and gently clean it with a soft cloth.
- Rubbing alcohol: Dab a cotton ball with rubbing alcohol to remove spots on the mirror.