It’s a common rule when it comes to interior decorating — add mirrors to open up spaces and create more light. But how well is a mirror going to brighten a room if it’s totally dingy? Not very well. If you’re using mirrors in your home, whether for functional purposes or for decoration, you want to keep them clean.
Here are the best ways to get your mirrors squeaky clean.
1. One way to get squeaky clean mirrors is to try your own cleaning solution.
Some cleaners on the market only leave your mirrors hazy and more streaky. Instead, try a mixture of 2 cups water, ¼ cup white vinegar, and ½ teaspoon dish detergent. You can also try a solution of 1:1 water and vinegar mixture.
2. Consider the type of water you are using to clean.
For cleaning in general, it doesn’t matter. But when it comes to getting a streak-free mirror, you may need to use distilled water. This is especially true if you have hard water. If you dilute your glass cleaner or make your own, try using distilled and see if your mirrors appear cleaner than before.
3. Another way to get your mirrors squeaky clean is with a flat-weave microfiber cloth and rubbing alcohol!
The flat-weave microfiber cloth is key to avoiding any lint or other debris left behind on the glass with paper towels or other rags. They are also great for getting your mirror dry in a hurry and avoiding streaks.
To clean your mirrors with this method, simply pour some rubbing alcohol on a cotton pad. Use the cotton pad to spot clean any glaring imperfections (like toothpaste and hairspray). You’ll want to work from top to bottom, and work fast because the rubbing alcohol will dry quickly.
Once you’ve done this, spray the entire mirror with your glass cleaner of choice and wipe your mirror down with your microfiber cloth. You’ll be left with a squeaky clean mirror!
Mirrors aren’t the only way to use glass to improve your indoor spaces. Glass shelves, walls and doors can really make a big difference on the way your home feels. Imagine beautiful double doors… now imagine upgrading them to a set of magnificent interior glass french doors.
Picture something like the front door glass inserts found at Lowe’s, beveled glass exterior doors, or being greeted by art glass entry doors. While a cheap bedroom door may be standard, why not upgrade the doors in your home to frosted glass interior doors? Whatever upgrade with glass you can imagine,
Murray Glass can make it happen. Their services range from glass repairs, to commercial work, to custom glass projects. Don’t wait to set your home apart from other houses with a few additions of glass.
Contact Murray Glass today!