A little bit of glass cleaner can clean your streaky mirrors quickly. However, maybe you want to try alternatives to turn away from chemicals or just because you are running low on glass cleaner.
There is a fair share of natural ways you can clean a mirror. Although they seem less effective, natural alternatives are as powerful as commercial cleaners yet safer for your household!
Scroll down to find how to clean your mirrors without Windex at hand.
How to clean mirrors without commercial glass cleaner
Sometimes, spending on commercial cleaners can feel like a waste of money, especially when your mirrors are barely dirty. Besides, natural methods are more convenient because everything you need is already in your house. Check out the following alternatives!
Method #1. Vinegar-based solution
Vinegar is an all-around cleaner used since eons ago. Unsurprisingly, it works as an excellent mirror cleaning alternative.
- Pour one cup white vinegar and one cup warm water into a spray bottle, then shake it vigorously until mixed.
- Depending on the size of the mirror, spray the mix on a microfiber cloth from one to three times.
- With your dampened cloth, wipe the mirror in quick motions. Be sure to do it from one edge to the other to cover every bit of your mirror.
- Once you finish applying the solution, you can take another dry microfiber cloth and buff the mirror to remove any remaining streaks and give it a shine.
Method #2. Rubbing alcohol alternative
Using alcohol as a component of your homemade glass cleaner will make it evaporate quicker, thus reducing the chance for streaks to appear.
- Mix in a spray bottle one cup water, three tablespoons vinegar, and ¼ cup rubbing alcohol.
- Spray the solution on your mirror in sections and quickly begin to wipe it before it evaporates.
- Wipe your mirror once more with a dry microfiber cloth to get a nice shine.
Method #3. Baking soda DIY cleaner
This method takes advantage of the powerful cleaning properties of baking soda to remove stubborn stains in your mirror.
- Fill a spray bottle with one part of baking soda, one part of lime juice, and three parts of water.
- Cover your mirror with your homemade solution and let it sit for five minutes. After five minutes, use a damp cloth to clean your mirror.
- Finally, dry your glass with a clean microfiber to give it a sparkling finish.
Get a better finish with these tips
If ugly streaks and water spots are still ruining your beautiful reflection, consider following these tips to prevent them.
- Before using your cleaning solution, wipe the entire surface with a clean microfiber cloth. This way, you’ll remove any debris that could cause streaks on the mirror
- Avoid making circular motions when wiping (dry or wet) the mirror. Instead, use rapid zig-zag movements across the surface.
- If you don’t have clean microfiber cloths at hand, newspapers and soft sponges are the best alternatives to wipe mirrors.
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