How to Clean a Mirror

Toothpaste splatter, fingerprints and streaks on a dirty mirror are very irritating, but here's a quick solution to get a beautifully clean mirror.

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Streak-Free Mirrors

If streaky-dirty mirrors tug on your nerves, we’ll show you three different ways for how to get streak-free glass with a couple of items already lying around your home.

Here are Three Fixes for a Streaky Mirror:

Don’t give up; a streak-free mirror is well within reach with these these easy fixes.

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Here are the Materials You’ll Need for How to Clean a Mirror:

  • Flat weave microfiber cloth
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Cotton balls
  • Vinegar
  • Water
  • Spray bottle
  • Old toothbrush

Method 1: Spot Clean to Get Rid of Gunk

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Scan your mirror for any stains, smudges or dirty spots. Apply rubbing alcohol to a cotton ball. Remove the toothpaste blobs, hairspray marks, cosmetic stains and/or dust with the rubbing alcohol-soaked cotton ball. Removing stains before wiping mirror down will help you avoid a streaky mirror.

To really give your mirror a deep clean, use a toothbrush to clean the dusty corners of your mirror. Moisten the toothbrush with rubbing alcohol and then scrub the corners.

Method 2: DIY Cleaning Solution

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Mix equal parts vinegar and water into a spray bottle. Shake the spray bottle to mix the DIY mirror cleaning solution. Here’s how to wash your windows the fastest way with crystal clear, streak-free results.

Method 3: Clean and Wipe Down Mirrors

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Mist the entire mirror with the DIY cleaning solution. Use a flat weave microfiber cloth to wipe down the mirror in a zig-zag motion.

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