Cleaning a mirror may seem simple, but in some cases it’s not as easy as you think. In fact, it’s more difficult than it first appears due to a number of factors. And for good reason, achieving a flawless glass surface also depends on the product and cloth you use, as well as the way you go about wiping. The following technique will show you how to effortlessly get streak-free mirrors.

Mirrors are used frequently and get dirty quickly. Therefore, cleaning them is not always easy. Here is a trick that could get you out of trouble to make these beautiful surfaces shine without having to deal with streaks.

Mirror cleaning tip for a streak-free finish

Paradoxically, cleaning may leave you with a scratched and stained mirror. It is a surface that can retain a fingerprint, scratches or traces of cleaners. However, it is easy to avoid this inconvenience by simply using the right cleaning product and doing it right. Especially by avoiding lint-free cloths. What you need:

  • White wine vinegar
  • A microfiber cloth
  • A spray bottle

After first dusting your glass surface, pour vinegar into a spray bottle and then spray your cleaner directly onto the mirror. Then wipe it off with a dry microfiber cloth to give the mirror a good polish.  During this wiping process, wipe from right to left and then from top to bottom. Be aware that if you are tempted to use circular motions, they may leave marks. Also, occasionally examine the mirror from different angles to see if you have missed any marks.

Another cleaning technique is to clean the mirror with cold black tea.  If this seems quite unusual, the latter is a good gloss partner for mirrors, but also for bay windows and windows. Something it owes to its degreasing effect. As with the previous technique, spray the spray directly on the mirror, wipe it with a soft, clean cloth and then dry it with another dry cloth.

Other interesting ingredients against streaks in mirrors

Before you proceed with cleaning, you should start by dusting your mirror and removing any traces of toothpaste or other products. Here are some of grandma’s tricks that you might find useful when taking off your mirror.

  • Loosen your mirrors with rubbing alcohol

What you’ll need:

  • Household alcohol
  • Cotton
  • Some water
  • A microfiber cloth
  • A used toothbrush

Soak the cotton in rubbing alcohol and use it to dab the dirty areas of the mirror in circular motions.  If you see dirt around the edges, you can loosen it with a toothbrush soaked in rubbing alcohol. Then, gently rub the affected parts and then wipe them with a cloth soaked in water for rinsing. Use zigzag motions and avoid fluffy cloths or paper towels for drying. This will give you a glass with an impeccable finish.

  • A powerful cleaner with vinegar and cornstarch for a sparkling clean glass

What you’ll need:

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • A microfiber cloth
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • ¼ cup rubbing alcohol

Once you’ve poured the vinegar and water into the spray bottle, add the tablespoon of cornstarch and stir well so the powder dissolves properly. Then spray the mirror with your new cleaner, being careful not to touch the area around the glass surface. Slide the towel down, starting at the top corner of the mirror. Moving toward the bottom corner, make a side-to-side motion, then repeat the motion with a clean, dry microfiber towel.