How to Clean Mirrors Without Streaks

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Mirrors in our home are one of those things we may not clean that often, or may to even realize we should clean until we see visible dirt on them.

When you think about it, mirrors in our bathroom are something we encounter each and every day, and cleaning our mirrors is an important step in cleaning our bathrooms (don’t miss our favorite cleaning cloths for the bathroom)!

Today, I want to share some practical tips for how to keep your mirrors streak free.

How to Clean Mirrors Without Streaks

There are a couple of things that make a difference for streak free windows, the tools you use to clean your mirrors, and the technique you use to clean them.

First, let’s start with the tools.

What You Need to Clean Windows

There are two basic tools you need to clean your windows: something to spray on them, and something to wipe them off with.

AmazonBasics Blue, White, and Yellow Microfiber Cleaning Cloth - Pack of 24
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Glass Plus Glass Cleaner, 32 fl oz Bottle, Multi-Surface Glass Cleaner
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Windex Glass & Multi Surface Cleaner, 32 Oz, Pack of 2
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The first thing you need is a microfiber cloth.  A microfiber cloth will not leave residue or lint behind, and will absorb all the cleaning solution.

The next thing you need is something to clean mirrors with.  Many people use some sort of commercial glass cleaner like Windex.

Don’t have any glass cleaner?  Or looking for a more natural way to clean your mirrors?  We have the complete guide to cleaning your mirrors and windows without Windex right here!

Now that we have talked about the tools to clean mirrors with, let’s talk about the techniques.

The Best Way to Clean Mirrors

Now that you have everything you need to clean your mirrors with let’s talk about the best way to clean mirrors.

I know what you want to do.  You want to spray the whole mirror down with cleaning solution.  Then you’re going to wonder everything is streaky.

I’ve always done the same thing, but it turns out that this is not the right way to clean a mirror.

Here is what you really need to know about cleaning mirrors:

Clean your mirrors in small sections at a time, and make sure each section is completely dry before moving on to the next.

This is one of the reasons a microfiber cloth is so essential, it will really soak up the moisture from the cleaning solution.

Streaks develop from the cleaner evaporating when you haven’t wiped it away completely, or even from leftover dirt and debris on your mirror.

If your mirror is really dirty, you may want to clean it twice.

You can even use the method of spraying the whole thing down and wiping it down the first time.

Then the second time, clean your mirror in smaller sections, ensuring each one is completely dry before moving on.

You may also need to use a couple of different cleaning cloths deepening on how big your mirror is.

That’s really all there is to it.  If you use the right tools and take your time, you will have streak free mirrors in on time at all.


Last update on 2020-07-07 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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