4 Mirror Maintenance Tips You Should Have At Your Fingertips

Bathroom with big mirrorMirrors have captivated people throughout the history. They point out little imperfections and help you fix what needs fixing in your body and outfit. They help create the illusion of space in tight spaces. A unique mirror can form a fantastic conversation piece, besides being a riveting work of art.

So how do you take care of your mirror?

Clean mirrors effectively

If you have just ordered new mirrors here in Auckland, the first thing you will need to do is clean them when they arrive. Use a soft rag or paper towel and warm water to do the cleaning. Avoid dirty, gritty rags they will most likely scratch the surface. Regularly clean and dust mirrors to maintain the lustre.

Install in well-ventilated areas

Mirrors need to be installed adequately ventilated areas to prevent sweating which would damage them with time. If you have one in a highly humid area, like your bathroom, then find a way to keep it dry, so moisture does not mess up the edges and paint.

That said, it is a good idea to install mirrors away from doors and windows where they can easily be hit.

Move mirrors with care

When moving mirrors from one part of the room to another, you need to do it very carefully as mirrors are extremely fragile. It is best to use gloves when handling the face of the mirror, so it does not suffer damage.

Where you are moving a heavy piece of furniture that contains a mirror, it may be best to have a professional do it for you.

Repair cracks

When there is a crack in your mirror, then you can repair it using a stabiliser and resin. This works for minor breaks, but you may need to call an expert for more serious cracks. If the mirror shatters beyond repair, then you may want to consider a replacement.

Mirror care is not a difficult task. If you can clean them appropriately, keep them dry, and move them with care, then you should keep them smudge- and crack-free free for a long time.