Mirror, mirror on the wall, make yours the cleanest one of all

Enhance the shine of your Pivotech framed mirror

Heavy use and a harsh environment take their toll on a bathroom and the hardware, shower screens and decorative elements in it. Maintaining the visual impact of your original design requires faithful cleaning.

This is particularly true for mirrors and highly polished hardware.

Tips to keep your framed mirror clean

Your toolkit:

  • a large sponge
  • a glass cleaning spray
  • a squeegee
  • a microfibre cloth or paper towels
  • rubber gloves
bathroom mirror

First, you want to get the whole mirror wet. Wet your sponge with hot water and wipe from top to bottom until the entire mirror is dampened. This will start to break up spots and marks and help more evenly distribute the glass cleaner. Squeeze any excess water out of your sponge.

Next, liberally spray glass cleaner over the mirror. Take your sponge and rub it over the mirror, cleaning off any smears, spots, toothpaste, soaps or stains. Give extra attention to the corners of the mirror where dust and dirt can settle.

Then, run your squeegee from top to bottom, left to right removing all traces of the glass cleaner. Step back and assess your success. If you see any smudges or streaks, wipe them away with your microfibre cloth or paper towel.

Lastly, wipe away any water splashes from around the mirror.

And voilà. Your Pivotech framed mirror clean, offering a true reflection of your interior style.

Alternatives to glass cleaners

Not keen on the commercial glass cleaning products for your mirrors? You’re not alone. Here are a few of the more popular alternatives:

  • 1/4 cup vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon liquid soap and 2 cups of water in a spray bottle
  • Undiluted vinegar with a splash of lemon in a spray bottle
  • 1/2 cup of lemon juice and 2 cups of water in a spray bottle
  • 1/2 cup vinegar or lemon juice, 2 cups water and 1/4 teaspoon of a vegetable oil based soap
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch with 2 litres warm water and apply to the mirror with sponge, then wipe with a towel

Now that you’ve got your Pivotech framed mirror clean and shining brightly again, you might want to consider ways to keep it fog free.

You can find a few commercial, chemical defoggers in the shops, but if you’re like me, the fewer products cluttering the cupboard, the better.

Option #1 – shave cream. Use a dollop of shave cream, cover the mirror, rub clean with a towel or microfibre cloth.

Option#2 – bar soap. Go over the mirror surface with a bar soap and then rub clean with a towel or microfibre cloth.

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