How To: Care For Your Mirrors

How To: Care For Your Mirrors

Let's face it – mirrors don't really care for themselves. When was the last time you reached out to stroke that smooth glass or polished a brass frame? Exactly. Mirrors often fall victim to dust, smudges, and humidity. So what can you do?
You know mirrors are an inherent part of your home or business and reflect its style, but you not only need to take care of the whole interior, but also for the mirrors. Taking proper care for your mirrors will help them stay in shape longer and your place will look better that way.

Mirror Care Is Easy

Mirror care is easy, but it's not that simple.

Sure, you can buy a mirror and hang it on your wall—but how do you make sure it stays there for years to come? How do you make sure it looks clean and polished all of the time? How do you make sure that when people look at your mirror, they see only their best selves?
That's where this guide comes in. In this blog, we are here to discuss and help you take care of your mirrors so that they look great for years to come—and stay looking great for as long as possible.

1 Remove Surface Dirt and Dust

    When you are cleaning your mirror, it is important to always remember that the most important part of keeping your mirror clean is removing surface dirt and dust. You will want to use a soft cloth and warm water to clean the surface of the mirror. To remove stubborn spots on your mirror, you can also use a mild soap solution.
    You should never use abrasive cleaners or chemical solvents on your mirrors because they can scratch or dull the surface of the glass. Also, be careful not to press too hard when cleaning your mirror as it can cause damage.

    2 Wipe Down The Mirror With A Cleaning Solution

      The first step to keeping your mirror in tip-top shape is to wipe it down with a cleaning solution. For example, with Neutypechic's Lucas-Extra Large Arch Full Length Floor Mirror with Stand which is the perfect size for any home, and the arched top that gives a sleek look, you will just simply wipe down the mirror with a cleaning solution and buff with a paper towel until dry. This will keep any streaks from building up on the glass and help avoid water spots that can be hard to remove later.
      It's important to remember that mirrors are made of glass, so they should never be cleaned with abrasive materials like scouring pads or steel wool. They can scratch the surface of the mirror which will cause permanent damage.

      3 Use A Dry Microfiber Cloth For Shine

        Keeping your mirrors clean and shiny is an important part of maintaining a clean, tidy home. If you are looking for a quick way to get your mirrors shining again, try using a dry microfiber cloth. This simple method will keep your mirror looking like new without the hassle of cleaning chemicals or expensive tools.
        First, use the corner of the cloth to wipe away any dust or dirt from the surface of the mirror. If there are any streaks left behind by this step, repeat until all streaks are gone. Next, fold one end of your cloth over so that it forms a triangle shape with three sides and gently wipe down both sides of the mirror at once using small strokes from top to bottom. Finally, flip over the cloth so that it is now facing downward and use its other side to buff out any streaks or marks left behind by previous wipes.
        Keep in mind that this method works best when used on a clean glass surface rather than one filled with fingerprints or smudges because those marks may be harder to remove than they appear at first glance!

        4 Prevent Fingerprints And Smudges

          Fingerprints, smudges, and other marks on your mirror can be extremely annoying. But did you know that they can also be dangerous? The first thing to do when you notice a fingerprint or smudge on your mirror is to wipe it off with a dry cloth. If you don't have a cloth handy, try using the back of your hand or a lint-free cloth. If you still can't remove the mark, try using a bit of water and soap, but only if absolutely necessary.
          The next step is to prevent them from coming back! There are many ways to do this—here are some tips:
          Keep Your Hands Off It! One of the easiest ways to prevent fingerprints and smudges is just by keeping your hands away from the mirror. This may seem obvious, but many people touch their mirrors without even realizing it! So try not to touch anything in your bathroom unless absolutely necessary—and if there are no other options available (like if someone else needs to use something), use gloves instead!
          Use A Cloth Or Towel To Dry Your Hands After Showering or Bathing Before drying off with an old towel or washcloth that has been sitting around for weeks (or years!), use a clean towel or washcloth instead. This will help ensure that you don’t leave any moisture on your mirror that could cause stains or spots to appear later on.

          5 Clean the Frame Of Your Mirror

            Cleaning the frame is a great way to keep your mirror looking new and clean. If you don't clean it regularly, dirt can build up in the cracks and crevices of this part of the mirror and make it look older than it is. A lot of times people will clean their mirrors, but not pay attention to this part of the process. This means that they're missing out on one of the best ways to make sure all surfaces on their mirror are clean!
            If you want to make sure your mirror stays in good shape for years to come, then cleaning the frame is something that should be done regularly. It will help prevent dirt from building up in those hard-to-reach places, so you'll never have to worry about them getting worse over time!
            If you've got the Bernice Window Pane Arch Wall Mirror from Neutypechic which is a large-scale version of the classic window pane mirror type, all you need to do is wipe down the frame with a damp cloth using lukewarm water and soap (or specialty glass cleaner). Then dry off any excess moisture with another clean cloth or paper towel. Just make sure that every part of the frame is completely dry before you put it back up on your wall! If you have a smaller mirror with a similar design, simply wipe down the glass pane with a clean cloth and then dry off any excess moisture with another clean cloth or paper towel.

            A Clean Mirror is a Happy Mirror

            As much as we love to admire the shimmering, mirrored surfaces of our beloved mirrors, it can be fairly inconvenient (particularly in bathrooms) when they get dirty.
            Mirror maintenance is something that should be taken seriously, especially in the business world. Fortunately, you don't need to invest a fortune in products or services to keep your mirrors clean, but you do need to invest a bit of time and care. Following the tips above will go a long way towards keeping your mirrors looking great for years to come.

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