It’s not you. It’s the dirty and blurry mirror!
Like any other glass surface, mirrors need constant wiping to keep them looking clean. However, it’s not as easy as it sounds, as wiping stains and debris from the surface can make it worse.
In this blog post, you’ll learn how to clean a mirror and leave it streak-free!
Why is cleaning mirrors a hassle?
Streaks. It’s as simple as that. They are a struggle for even the most experienced cleaners!
Mirror streaks come from the oily stains and debris that are already in your mirror, but cleaning solutions can be part of the problem. Some commercial glass cleaners contain excessive soap and waxy compounds that might be leaving a residue.
Below, you’ll learn how to clean a mirror! But before continuing, check out CleanArte’s deep cleaning services! If you want to skip the hassle, you can let professional cleaners wipe the mirrors and clean your whole home for you!
How to clean a mirror
If commercial glass cleaners won’t work, then what should you use to clean mirrors? The fewer cleaning products you use, the better.
Sometimes, warm water is enough. However, stubborn stains might need something with more cleaning power, like vinegar!
Step 1. Prepare your cleaning supplies for mirror cleaning
The first thing you need to do is making sure you have everything for the chore. Here you have a list of the cleaning supplies you need for cleaning your mirrors:
- Vinegar solution (half white vinegar, half water in a spray bottle)
- A low pile microfiber cloth
- Cotton pads
- Rubbing alcohol
Step 2. Blot the stains with rubbing alcohol
If you haven’t wiped the mirror in a while, you might find stains like toothpaste splatters and fingerprints. To remove them, dip a cotton pad in rubbing alcohol to blot the stains gently.
Scrubbing the oily residue without blotting it first will leave you with a streaked mirror!
Step 3. Wipe the mirror with the cleaning solution
After spot-treating the stains, it’s time to wipe the entire mirror with the vinegar mix. The process is simple, but there are many important details to consider:
- Spray the vinegar solution to the microfiber cloth directly and not to the mirror’s surface!
- Wipe from edge to edge, and not in a circular motion.
- After cleaning the mirror, look at it from different angles to spot streaks.
How do you clean a blurry mirror?
Buildup residue might appear in your mirror and make it look blurry—even if you clean it frequently! To restore the mirror to its former glory, you can wipe it with full-strength vinegar and a microfiber cloth.
Another way to remove the buildup residue in your mirror is with cheap shaving cream. Put some cream in a clean cloth and wipe the mirror with it.
Plus: if it’s a bathroom mirror, it won’t get foggy for a couple of days after cleaning it with shaving cream!
Cleaning services in Houston
Looking for an easy way to keep your home spotless? Rely on the best professional cleaners in the city! CleanArte offers high-quality cleaning services, starting near Downtown and extending out to most of the west side of Houston.
Learn more about our services by visiting our house cleaning service page!