Decorating with mirrors? You definitely need to know how to keep them streak-free. These are the key essentials.
– Lint Free Microfiber cloths - prevent small fibers from muddying your mirror. – Distilled water (yes it really is that simple!). – White vinegar - for a chemical-free clean. – Glass and mirror cleaner
1. USE VINEGAR
Overly sudsy cleaners are one of the main causes of streaks on mirrors, with murky residue leaving your mirror looking dirtier than before. So, it's no surprise that even when cleaning a bathroom, harsher, more traditional chemicals and commercial cleaners are being left behind in favor of naturally sourced products or home goods like vinegar.
2. USE DISTILLED WATER
If your mirror needs a simple refresh and not a deep clean, then opting for plain, distilled water (water boiled and cooled down again) can remove minor marks with ease. Just remember to dry away any droplets afterward.
3. CHOOSE THE RIGHT CLOTH
'Bathroom mirrors can gather a lot of dirt over time and one of the main issues when cleaning a mirror is the streaks and residue from the cloth that are left behind,' says Alicia. 'Some materials also tend to leave threads behind, which is why we suggest using a microfiber cloth,' Alicia adds. 'They leave no residue and they last forever!'
4. USE GLASS CLEANER
If you find that completely natural cleaners are not quite cutting it, then opting for an eco-friendly commercial glass cleaner can help to shift stubborn marks like soap scum or dried toothpaste on bathroom mirrors.
5. WIPE FROM SIDE TO SIDE
Paige Anderson suggests your cloth pattern is equally as important as your tools in keeping the spots away. Her secret to success? A side-to-side or zig-zag cleaning pattern instead of a circular motion.