How to clean mirrors

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How to clean mirrors


  • Glass cleaning spray or window cleaning spray
  • Clean microfibre cloths
  • Duster (optional)


  • Start by doing a quick dry dust of the mirror with a clean microfibre cloth or duster. Wipe the top and sides of the mirror frame too.
  • If there are any stains or stubborn marks on the mirror, spot-clean these with a multisurface spray & a damp microfibre cloth.
  • Standing about a foot away from the mirror, spray a small amount of glass or window cleaning product over the mirror. The mirror should be misty but not dripping with the product – a few sprays should be enough. 
  • Starting in the top corner, wipe the mirror with a dry microfibre cloth. Work from left-to-right and top-to-bottom to ensure no areas are missed.
  • For a perfect, streak-free finish – flip your microfibre and go back over, buffing any residual product. 

Top tips

  • Don't use newspaper to clean mirrors or windows – this is an old 'cleaning hack' that doesn't work. In fact, the ink on newspapers can transfer to your mirror, making it worse than when you started.
  • Always use a clean cloth – using a dirty cloth will smear your mirror & leave it dirtier.
  • Less is more – using too much cleaning product will leave behind residual product and can cause streaks.

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