Mirrors can serve as both beautiful decorations and helpful tools. Regardless of how you use mirrors, they should be clean!
However, for many homeowners, cleaning mirrors is a challenging task. But while cleaning a mirror, avoiding the chances of leaving streaks is easier said than done. Stop fretting about this chore because we are here with the best cleaning tips for your home mirrors that will leave them fog-free and streak-free!
Spray the cleaning solution in the cloth and not on the mirror
If you spray the cleaner directly on the mirror’s surface, its frame might get wet too, and you would not want that. Commercial glass cleaners and vinegar can be harsh on certain materials like wooden frames! To avoid causing damage to the frame, spray the cleaning solution on the cloth.
Use a superior-quality microfiber cloth.
Neither cotton cloths nor paper towels are your mirror’s best friend. For cleaning mirrors, consider investing in a superior-quality microfiber cloth because they are lint-free and can help you get crystal-clear mirrors with even plain water.
Use distilled water for cleaning.
If you want to use plain tap water or a DIY cleaning solution to wipe your glasses, opt for distilled water instead. The dirt and mineral deposits from tap water can leave your mirrors more streaky than clean. And distilled water will not leave behind any residue.
Use water and white vinegar to achieve streak-free mirrors
Prepare a cleaning solution with a 50-50 proportion of water and vinegar and pour it into a spray bottle. Spray the DIY solution on a microfiber cloth and wipe it over the reflective surface. Spraying the cleaning solution onto the mirror can cause a drippy mess, and the liquid might deposit beneath the mirror or on the corners.
Wipe top to bottom and side to side
If you wipe your mirror from top to bottom and side to side, you can avoid leaving drippy lines. This cleaning pattern will leave fewer streaks. You might have seen actors in commercials, wiping mirrors in circular motions, but you should not consider following that pattern if you want streak-free mirrors.
Use shaving cream to prevent fogging.
To prevent your bathroom mirrors from fogging, take a small amount of shaving cream and rub it all over the mirror with a cloth after every two or three days. The thin layer formed by the shaving cream will prevent steam from condensing on the mirror.
Now you can sit back and admire your flawless, crystal clear mirrors while it lasts.