Whenever bathroom mirrors need cleaning, most homeowners spray Windex, wipe the glass with paper towels and call it a day. The mirrors might look spotless; however, they could still have annoying streaks at a closer look, and in time the buildup will become a problem.
If you ever find yourself in this situation and forget to restock on glass cleaner, you might not know the alternative is in your cupboards. Here’s a complete method to clean your mirrors without Windex.
Step #1: Scrub off the hard residue
Before wiping the mirror, use a cotton pad dipped in rubbing alcohol to break down any areas of gunk from the glass surface. Carefully scrub harder if you run into stubborn stains, like toothpaste splatter or dried makeup.
Extra: It’s also a good idea to use an old, soft-bristled toothbrush and clean the corners, especially if your mirror has a thick frame.
Step #2: Apply water with vinegar
White vinegar won’t be an issue for your bathroom mirrors; in fact, they’ll help break down any layers of light residue the glass might keep. It’s pretty straightforward to make this homemade cleaning solution: mix equal parts white vinegar and warm water inside a spray bottle.
Extra: This cleaning agent will also work on many surfaces inside your home, so it’s a great idea to make more of this solution and store it in bottles for later use.
Step #3: Wipe without leaving streaks
If you had cleaned your mirrors before but didn’t see the results you wanted, maybe it’s time to change your wiping method. Thanks to its softness and ease of use, your best tool for this job is a microfiber cloth, but a soft lint-free rag will work too.
To apply your glass cleaner without making a mess, spray enough to cover the surface of your mirror in a gentle breeze—don’t let the glass drip. To wipe, start at the top and work your way in a narrow “s” pattern through the entire surface.
Step #4: Buff any remaining marks
Move around and look for any marks; some of them can only be seen from a certain angle. To remove fingerprints and light streaks, dip a paper towel on rubbing alcohol or vinegar solution and buff those spots.
Extra step: Keep your mirrors clean with water
It is recommended you check your bathroom mirrors weekly. However, how often you should clean your bathroom mirrors depends on general cleanliness, ventilation, and even how lucky you were to avoid spills and splatters.
If you don’t seem to have that much buildup, you can maintain your mirrors with just distilled water by wiping with a damp microfiber cloth with the mentioned technique.
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Don’t stop now; there are many things you can try at home. You can read our blog for more tips and methods by professional cleaners. Besides, Rite Touch Maids offers residential cleaning services to help you with the chores. Fill in the quote form to get your precise estimate!