Mirrors are so reflective and hence any dirt or dust or any junk can be easily and clearly noticed on them. Mirrors in the bathroom are easily vulnerable to the dirt. They will accumulate an untidy layer of toothpaste or hairspray or any such products. Accumulation of dirt can be even worse if you are having hard water. Hard water will cause the buildup of lime and calcium. This can really look very ugly. Hence you must clean your mirrors in timely manner. Cleaning your mirrors is not that of a time consuming job. It’s an easy and effortless job to clean your mirrors; you just need the right tips and right materials and tools for cleaning your mirrors. You need to clear off the difficult deposits and clean off the trouble spots and you will be able to clean your mirrors in a flash. You will often look at the mirror to see yourself; a dirty mirror will also make you look dirty even when you are looking good. If you don’t want to clean your mirrors for cleaning purpose then at least do it to see yourself look good. Even the guests arriving at your home will also be using your mirror and hence it is very essential that you clean your mirror. You don’t want a bad impression that you are lazy and untidy in front of your guests. Here are some of the easy and efficient tips to clean your mirror and look at beautiful you in that.
Check the condition of your mirror
Process of cleaning your mirror depends on the place where your mirror is located and also way it is being used. You will need special kind of mirror cleaning agent for removing the special kind of dirt and grime. The real culprits for making your mirror dirty are calcium and lime scale and special treatment is needed to remove them before you jump on to the smaller stains. You can find this calcium deposits by searching for white and little bit rough textured spots. You can make use of white vinegar to clean such stains. Apply white vinegar on the mirror and then wipe it with damp cloth. Find the lime scale dirt; you will know it by seeing the white milky deposit on your mirror surface. You can make use of lemon juice for getting rid of such stains. You can also use lime juice or pickling vinegar for cleaning your mirrors. All these things are easily available in your home and hence you don’t have to pay extra for bringing these things from market for cleaning your mirrors.
Collect all supplies for cleaning your mirrors
If you are thinking of using paper towels or regular rags, the roughness of these materials can cause scratches on the surface of your mirror over time. Once your mirror gets scratches, it will not show you properly and you cannot get rid of it at any cause. The last option to get rid of it is to replace your mirror. Rough materials can also leave lint. Having a microfiber cloth for cleaning your mirrors is great option for cleaning your mirrors and getting rid of lint. Along with this, you must have various supplies for cleaning your mirrors efficiently.
- White vinegar
- A bucket
- Rubbing alcohol
- Rag for cotton cleaning
- Mix up your mirror cleaning supplies
You can try using pre made window cleaner for cleaning your mirrors. This cleaner is usually available at most of the home improvement stores. Apart from pre made window cleaner, you can try using white vinegar, it is considered as the safe cleaning agent and it is also quite affordable which will also very easily remove the buildup on your mirror.
Use alcohol for buildup spots
If you have not cleaned your mirror since a long time then there will be hard spots on the mirror which will not come off the mirror very easily. For getting rid of those hard spots, you can consider using alcohol. Spray alcohol on the stubborn spot and wipe it with the cloth. Alcohol will evaporate very quickly and hence consider doing it as fast as possible.
Wet your mirror surface
Dampen your cotton rag in the bucket in which you have prepared your cleaning solution. If you put the solution directly on the mirror while cleaning your mirror then it will make your mirror extremely wet and the cotton rag will not be enough to soak it. When you down the rag in the solution wring the excess moisture out and then clean your mirror with it.
Clean your window from top to bottom
While cleaning your window, it’s advisable to start from the top and go down to the bottom. While cleaning your mirrors, pay focus on the crevices, contours and cracks in the mirror as these are the places which usually collect the dirt and grime and are also those places which are ignored while cleaning. If you are cleaning from top to bottom, you will not see any drip marks on the mirror. For deep corners and cuts and cracks, you can make use of toothbrush for cleaning it. Make sure you are not wiping in circular motion as this is not the right method for cleaning your mirror. Cleaning your mirror from side to side motion and top and bottom will have very less number of streaks on the mirror.
Change your viewing angle to check spotless clean mirror
Many of the times after cleaning your mirror also, you have left certain spots. To check out that you have cleaned your mirror perfect, you should change the angle of the mirror and check it thoroughly. Check your mirror from multiple angles and see for any spot. If you find any spot, then clean them again with the solution.
Tools you will need for cleaning your mirror
- Soft cloth
- White Vinegar
- Shaving Foam
- Spray bottle
- Hot water
- Rag for cleaning
- Microfiber cloth
- Cotton rag
- Tooth brush