Mirrors are an important tool at home, as without it, we cannot get by with our daily routines and habits. It is considered as a necessity especially for women, as 78% of the women population is known to spend at least an hour per day on their appearance in front of the mirror.
As our mirrors age, streaks and stains tend to appear. There are certain ways to combat these and today, we are going to discuss how to properly get rid of those streaks and stains on your mirrors in your Auckland home.
Use a cotton pad for this, as cotton pads are less abrasive than napkins and cloth. Spritz it with rubbing alcohol then scan your whole mirror for any streaks and stains. Water, toothpaste, shampoo are the most common culprits when it comes to smudges and streaks, so make sure to scrub it repeatedly with your wet cotton pad. Work quickly as rubbing alcohol easily dries out.
You can also use glass cleaner to scrub your stains out. Spray the glass cleaner directly to the mirror, then gently wipe it with a microfiber cloth. Make sure that your mirror is not soaked with the glass cleaner. It would be best if you start at the top left corner, then work your way towards the top right corner. Bring the microfiber cloth down, then take it to the left side. Do this in a zigzag motion until you reach the bottom of the mirror.
You can check for any residue by looking at the mirror at a 45-degree angle. This will help you see the streaks and stains clearly, as it sheds light on the mirror and highlights the blotches and streaks. It is difficult to see these when you just look straight in the mirror, so make sure to check on different angles. You can then clean each spot by spraying your mirror with the glass cleaner again and wiping it with a microfiber cloth. You can let it air dry or use a dry microfiber cloth to wipe it down.
If you need your mirrors to be replaced or repaired, then it would be best to call a professional, as working with a broken mirror can be dangerous. Have fun seeing your clear reflection in the mirror again!