How to Wash Antique Mirrors

Antique mirrors add a touch of vintage charm to your home. But frames — particularly people who have filigree or other ornamentation — can become stale, as well as the glass may get smudged. A soft touch is vital when cleaning antique mirrors to safeguard the glass and frame. Rather than using harsh chemicals, use gentle goods to avoid damaging the mirror. Regular cleaning helps keep your mirror looking shiny, taking it from dusty relic to dialogue piece.

Dust the mirror frame with a feather duster or soft-bristled paintbrush. You do not need to utilize dusting spray.

Insert 1/4 cup white vinegar to 1 cup. As an alternative, use plain rubbing alcohol.

Saturate a little part of a chamois cloth with the vinegar solution or alcohol.

Wipe the mirror glass with the cloth, avoiding the frame. Wipe the mirror with a dry chamois cloth to prevent streaking.

Buff the surface of the mirror in circles with the dry chamois cloth or a piece of crumpled paper to bring out the shine.

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