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How to Clean a Mirror

Cleaning a bathroom mirror without it streaking can be a tricky task. Before you fork out on expensive glass cleaners, we’ll take you through some hacks for how to clean mirrors easily with products you’re likely to have in your store cupboard at home.

Natural Cleaning Products

Everyday household items such as lemon juice and white vinegar can be used to clean and polish mirrors perfectly. Mirrors are prone to streaks and finger marks which can make them appear hazy and foggy, but did you know that you can use products such as lemon juice to clean mirrors? Lemons can cost as little as 30p, which is a cheaper alternative to a bottle of glass cleaner which can be at least 3 times the price.

How to Clean a Mirror with Lemon

Cleaning your mirrors with lemon is a cost-effective alternative to glass cleaner, and will leave your bathroom smelling fresh and citrusy.

  1. Pour the juice of one lemon and a cup of warm water into a spray bottle and shake to mix together.
  2. Spray the solution directly onto the mirror, ensuring the whole surface is covered.
  3. Wipe away the solution with a soft cloth, ideally a microfibre cloth, until the surface appears clear.
  4. If once you’ve completed these steps some streaks still remain, keep buffing with your cloth until the glass is clear.

Clean a Mirror with Lemon

How to Prevent Mirrors Misting with Shaving Foam

Shaving foam can be used to prevent your mirrors from misting after hot showers and baths! Not only that, it will clean your mirrors and provide a streak-free finish. Here's how to do it:

  1. Lather a thin layer of shaving foam on your mirror, ensuring you cover all areas including the corners.
  2. Leave the foam on your mirror for a minute to ensure it targets all of the stains and streaks.
  3. Thoroughly wipe down with a clean dry towel until the surface is clear.

How to Repair a Scratched Mirror

Scratched mirrors can also be repaired with natural products such as toothpaste. To do this, firstly ensure your mirror is clean and dry then squeeze a small amount of toothpaste onto a damp microfiber cloth. Next, simply rub the affected area/s in a circular motion for 30 seconds. This won’t remove the scratches completely, but will help to make the scratches less noticeable. Repeat this process a couple of times for better results.

Materials to Avoid

When polishing your mirror, avoid any harsh abrasive surfaces such as scouring pads and steel wool as this can damage the surface of the mirror. Always use microfibre cloths or soft towels.

Time for a New Mirror?

If your mirror is beyond repair, it may be time for a new one! Here are some of our best selling mirrors at Drench:

You can also use natural ingredients to clean shower glass, bathroom floors and taps! Not only will you get a flawless finish, but you’ll save a few extra pennies.

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