There are many products available that claim to do the best job on your mirrors. Even with these products it can be tough to avoid getting streaks and spots. It is important to protect the surface and backing of your mirrors from damage.
- A simple chemical-free method is to use water and a lint-free cloth. Thoroughly wet your cloth with water and then wring it out. Wipe the surface of the mirror and immediately dry it with a dry lint-free cloth.
- A solution of vinegar and water can also do the trick. Combine 1 cup of white vinegar to 1 quart of water. Get a lint-free cloth, wet it with your solution, and wring it out. Wipe down your mirror and immediately dry it with a dry lint-free cloth. If you can find a newspaper that doesn't use soy-based ink, it can be used in place of the cloth.
- Regardless of whether you use these methods or a store bought cleaner, you should always apply the cleaner to a cloth instead of directly to the mirror. This prevents excess cleaner from running down the edges of your mirror, which can cause damage to the backing (also known as "black edge").
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