Mirror Care & Maintenance

Mirrors are glass with a coated silver nitrate on the back, creating the mirrored surface. To maintain the appearance of your mirror, we recommend the following care and maintenance practices.

Keep your mirrors clean and free of dust and grime. This will enhance the appearance and prevent damage to the surface of your mirror. The very best and safest cleaner for a mirror is a clean, damp, lint-free cloth. Dry the mirror with a dry, soft, lint-free cloth immediately after wiping it down with the damp cloth.

You can use MGM Heavy Duty Glass Cleaner or any ammonia-free, abrasive-free spray cleaner. Stay away from abrasive cleaners and acidic or alkali-type cleaners. Spray cleaner on a soft cloth so you don’t have overspray on your edges. For stubborn stains such as make-up and hair dye, you can use a little rubbing alcohol on a clean cloth to remove the stain and then clean as usual. Again, it is best to put the product on the cloth and then apply it to the mirror.

Make sure the edges of your mirror are dry and wiped clean. After taking showers, if the bathroom has steamed the mirror, make sure to wipe it down with a soft cloth and keep the edges dry. If moisture is prolonged and gets behind the mirror, it can create a de-silvering over time. De-silvering creates black spots on the mirror and cannot be removed. This is also known as black edge. This can occur over time as a chemical reaction from cleaners, dust, and moisture. To lengthen the lifetime of your mirror, it is important to keep it clean and dry as much as possible and make sure to wipe down the edges with a soft cloth on a weekly basis. When cleaning multiple mirrors that are hung side by side, it is best to wipe in the direction of the seam so your cleaner is not getting between the edges.