How To Clean A Mirror
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If you are anything like us, your house probably has more mirror glass than you can count. They’re a natural way to create the illusion of space in a smaller home, and they also give your house that luxurious feel that so many homes have. But how do you clean them? Because bathroom mirrors are often made from glass, it can be challenging to keep them clean. You can use specialized cleaners for glass surfaces or vinegar for natural cleaners to clean a dirty mirror. Both should yield great results with just a little bit of elbow grease. Let’s take a look at some tips on how to clean a mirror the right way.
What You’ll Need
For starters, you’ll need a bucket or a mop bucket to place your cleaning materials in. You’ll also need some sort of cleaning solution. You can choose between a vinegar solution or a specialized glass cleaner. You will need a spray bottle for the vinegar solution.
We recommend a dry microfiber cloth to use with your cleaning solution. Finally, you’ll need a squeegee to dry your mirror. If you’re cleaning a large bathroom mirror, you might want to put down a drop cloth or newspaper to avoid making a mess. You’ll also want to make sure you put any breakable items away from the area you’re cleaning to avoid accidents.
How To Clean A Mirror With Vinegar?
First of all, cover the floor around the mirror with paper towels or something similar to protect the floor from falling cleaner droplets. Next, put a few drops of vinegar on a damp sponge and start cleaning the mirror. If you’re cleaning a mirror with a frame, make sure to clean it as well. However, don’t forget to clean the frame itself, as dirt and grime can build up inside the grooves of the frame. You may want to do this in sections, starting with the top and working your way down.
If you have a large mirror, you can break it up into sections to make the cleaning process easier. Once the mirror is clean, wipe down the mirror frame with a soft cloth and let the mirror dry for a few hours before hanging it back up. As an added bonus, vinegar smells really good, so your mirror will smell fresh and clean. You can also add a few drops of your favorite essential oils to the vinegar if you want a more floral or fruity smell for your DIY mirror cleaning solution.
How To Clean Mirror With Baking Soda?
Baking soda is a great alternative to the ever-popular vinegar. It’s cheap, easy to find, and cleans just as well. To start, make sure you have your mirror and frame clean before you start spraying the baking soda around. Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda on the mirror and start wiping it off with a sponge.
Be sure to wipe the entire mirror, including the frame. Once you’re done, take a clean, lint-free rag and wipe the mirror dry. You should also wipe the frame dry, especially if there are wooden grooves in the frame. Wiping the frame with a flat weave microfiber cloth or paper towel will prevent dirt from building up in the frame and will make it easier to clean next time.
How To Clean A Mirror With Specialized Commercial Glass Cleaner?
If you’re using a specialized glass cleaner, you will want to follow the directions on the can. That being said, there are a few simple things you can do to get the best results. Make sure there are no large pieces of debris stuck to your mirror before you start cleaning. This will prevent those particles from being left behind when you start wiping the mirror down with a cloth.
Once the surface is clean, you will want to start cleaning the edges of the mirror as well, as they can attract a lot of dust and grime. You can do this by taking a clean towel and folding it a few times so it’s folded over itself. Once you have your folded towel, put it on the edge of the mirror and use both hands to get a firm grip. Then, slowly rub the towel against the edge of the mirror, pulling it towards you as you go. This will clean the edges of the mirror without leaving behind any lint.
How To Dry Mirror Coating After You Clean It?
Once you’ve cleaned your mirror, you will want to dry it off before hanging it back up. If you don’t do this, the mirror will get foggy and you won’t be able to see yourself unless you stand directly in front of it. You can use a clean, dry cloth to wipe the mirror dry. Alternatively, you can use a hairdryer to speed up the process.
If you decide to use a hairdryer, make sure you start at a distance and slowly move in as the mirror becomes drier. If you start too close, you run the risk of fogging up the mirror and ruining your hard work. You can also use a mix of water and rubbing alcohol to speed up the drying process.
How To Deep Clean Your Mirrors?
If your mirrors are really dirty or you have been neglecting them for a while, it might be a good idea to go a bit further than just wiping the surface down. You can do this by using a mirror cleaner like vinegar or dish soap. Start by mixing a few drops of either cleaning solution with water in a bucket or a large bowl. Sprinkle a bit of baking soda into the bucket and stir so it forms a paste. Then, take a sponge or pad and dip it in the cleaning solution.
Starting from the top of the mirror, scrub the surface of the mirror with the sponge. Be sure not to scrub too hard or you might scratch the glass. Once you’ve finished scrubbing the mirror, use a clean sponge or rag to wipe the mirror dry. Keep in mind that this process could take a while if the mirror is really dirty. However, once the mirror is clean, it will look brand new and be ready for you to hang it back up on the wall.
Now that you know how to clean a mirror with vinegar, baking soda, and special cleaners, it’s time to get to work. With these tips and tricks, you will be able to clean all of your mirrors in no time, and they will look brand new once you’re done. Make sure to clean the frame of the mirror as well, as it can get dusty or grimy just like the glass. Now that you have sparkling and clean mirrors, it’s time to make sure your house is clean as well.