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09-22-2017 07:28 AM
missannienow That is a very good point, to cover the windowsill.
09-22-2017 05:13 AM
sohorugcleaning Gather all the cleaning supplies such as white vinegar, water (preferably distilled water), spray bottle or a large bowl, microfiber cloth/soft lint-free cloth/newspaper, and cotton swabs/soft toothbrush.

In case you are cleaning a glass window, lay towels on the window sills. This is particularly important when cleaning a window with wooden windowsills.

Create a cleaning solution by mixing one part white vinegar and four parts water.

Spray it on your cleaning cloth, or simply dip the cleaning tool in this solution and wring out the excess fluid.

In case the size of the glass is too large or if you are using a newspaper for cleaning then it would be better to spray the solution on the glass itself.

Rub the glass surface in a circular motion to remove all the spots. Next, wipe with vertical strokes, followed by horizontal swipes to make the glass clean and shiny.

Clean the corners and edges with a cotton swab or a soft toothbrush.

Finish off with a quick buff using newspaper, or an old cotton t-shirt/cloth diapers to polish the glass.
09-21-2017 04:44 PM
Originally Posted by facilitycustodian View Post
I got a tip for cleaning mirrors; use a three step method and a squeegee.
Most of the cleaner like vinegar, amonia, dish soap and window cleaning solutions all aret great for the first step in the cleaning process, but the second step should be a squeegee.

The rubber blades wip the surface clean from debris to the direction of squeegee. The third step is to wipe the surface with a dry cotton or micro fiber towel, the idea is to litely buff in a shine.

Try it, let me know it works for you.

Sorry, but ammonia is not healthy for you or anyone to breathe in it's fumes. I am not willing to sacrifice my own health just to earn a living. I NEVER use ammonia, or bleach now. NEVER except when I wash my work rags. THOSE do get soaked in hot water, detergent and bleach for several hours.
09-21-2017 12:02 AM
Originally Posted by antigonedd View Post
Do you have any tips for cleaning very big mirror?
Thanks advance!
I can suggest a DIY cleaner for streak-free mirrors. For the solution, you will require the following ingredients:
-16 oz. rubbing alcohol
-1 teaspoon dish soap
-1/2 cup ammonia
-1/2 gallon of water
Also, you will need a gallon jug and a spray bottle as supplies. All you have to do is to fill the empty gallon jug 1/2 full of water and add the above ingredients. Be sure to mix the dish soap last so that it won't lather too much when pouring in the other ingredients. Now fill the rest of the jug with water. Gently shake this mixture and transfer it into a spray bottle. I can assure you that it will make short work of the grease and grind and will save you a lot of time. This was something I used before. Now that I have hired a regular cleaning service in Mississauga due to my tight work schedule, they are the one keeping my mirrors streak-free.
09-20-2017 04:14 PM
missannienow Newspapers do not work for me. They left dark streaks on the mirror (maybe the ink). I use an ordinary glass cleaner - I prefer Cinch because it smells nice. I use a very soft cloth to clean a mirror.

If the large mirror was in a home (that is what I clean), I would use my Swiffer mop to reach the high areas. I dislike Windex intensely - the smell bothers me and it leaves streaks. I use a glass cleaning product called Cinch. I would spray that onto a damp white washcloth, put the cloth on the mop, and get to hard to reach places that way. Oh - also, mirrors DO collect dust, like anything else, so its probably a good idea to first dust it with a microfiber dust cloth.
09-17-2017 11:33 PM
momentum We have the solutions to all your glass-cleaning woes. Windex and old newspaper is really the best shiner and is good on recycling. You can also try white vinegar and 1 tablespoon of baking soda! Baking soda is super awesome for cleaning. Hope, definitely it will help you.
09-01-2017 08:19 AM
missannienow Newspapers do not work for me. They left dark streaks on the mirror (maybe the ink). I use an ordinary glass cleaner - I prefer Cinch because it smells nice. I use a very soft cloth to clean a mirror. I agree - large mirrors can be tricky owing to size and weight. Just be very careful doing it.
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03-10-2017 09:12 AM
Mirror Cleaning

Mirrors should be cleaned the same way that you clean a window.

Liquid soap (small amount on a window applicator or sponge)

Wet mirror and squeegee.

To prevent the water from getting into the metal frame that may surround the bottom edge just be ready for it and catch the running water as you squeegee.

This isn't rocket science
03-10-2017 01:36 AM
Sharon Alex Hi,

Cleaning a big mirror is a burdensome task. Even I used to face this issue before I hired Mr. Homecare, who makes sure my home is fully spic and span including mirrors. But whenever there is an urgency, the following procedure becomes my savior. I'm sure this would help you too.

Materials needed:

vinegar and water solution (2 parts water + 1 part vinegar)
spray bottle
clean rag or an old t-shirt
microfiber cloth
old towel or cloth


1. Prepare your cleaning materials. Put the vinegar and water solution in the spray bottle.

2. Remove the items over the mantle, sink, or wherever the mirror is placed.

3. Lay an old towel under the mirror to protect the bottom frame from the excess cleaning solution. Avoid liquid from getting between the mirror and the frame to prevent damage.

4. Spray some cleaning solution on the rag. The rage should be damp, not soaked. Gently wipe the surface of the mirror. You can spray the solution directly on the mirror but be careful not to spray onto the frame or let excess solution from pooling at the bottom.

5. Start cleaning from the top and work down. You can use a stool to reach the top of the surface of the mirror.

6. Dry the mirror using a microfiber cloth. It works as a dryer and polisher at the same time.

7. Clean mirror edges using a Q-tip. Dip the Q-tip in the cleaning solution and pinch it between your fingers to remove excess liquid. After cleaning the hard-to-reach surfaces of the mirror, use the other side of the Q-tip to dry them.

06-16-2014 03:29 PM
pacificsteam A mirror is just glass with a reflective surface on the back. Biggest difference is lint will show more easily than on glass. Make sure you use a low/no lint cloth.

Pacific Steam
05-11-2014 10:42 AM
kelvinwo Yes well said mirror should be cleaned with paper not with cloths.
03-28-2014 09:54 AM
Cleaning Mirrors

If you want to clean any mirror that's larger than a medicine cabinet mirror...
Use a sponge (or window applicator) and a squeegee.
Paper towels and cloths cause streaks and it costs you money for the paper towels.
03-26-2014 02:49 AM
Tip for cleaning a big mirror

Mirrors are best cleaned with microfiber cloth and water. Mirror and glass panes usually smear because of the cleaning agents as they may be too alkaline(Ammonia based) or too acidic(vinegar etc).Water is neutral and does the job well coupled with the microfiber cloth.In the end you could polish the mirror with a dry microfiber cloth for that amazing,spotless and streak free mirror.
03-18-2014 11:52 PM
cherryrosh I am giving you one of the most simple tip that is cleaning by using antiseptic mouthwash. It is applied to the mirror and rub it.
03-18-2014 08:59 AM
aronmatt3 I do not think there is any specific tips to know for a big mirror only you need to take care of it to make sure it does not break by falling from you. So, you need to think it as your property and take care as your own property.
03-17-2014 11:41 AM
japsanjose Hello, this might help its for window cleaning but its same still for glass mirror
03-15-2014 11:24 AM
Originally Posted by admasonscottish View Post
I use the maximum amount because the cleaner bottle says, however still sticky, sort of a cinema carpet, sick provide rinse a associate with vinegar , thanks....stay tuned.
This sounds like English, but doesn't read like it. What?
03-15-2014 05:34 AM
admasonscottish I use the maximum amount because the cleaner bottle says, however still sticky, sort of a cinema carpet, sick provide rinse a associate with vinegar , thanks....stay tuned.
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