Mirrors tend to accumulate many kinds of stains. While the cleaning the stains of toothpaste, hairspray, and shampoo are relatively easy, it is quite difficult to clean calcium and lime stains. If you have hard water, your mirror can quickly accumulate calcium and lime buildups to a point where you will find it difficult to use it properly. Product designed to clean mirrors are available in the market, but cleaning calcium and lime buildups can be done with homemade solutions. Following are the steps to clean calcium and lime stains.
- Analyze the Stains
Different stains on the mirror respond to different solutions. Calcium and lime deposits are white or milky in color and feel a little rough when touched. To isolate calcium and lime stains, first use lemon juice to clean the mirror. Most another type of stains will respond to lime juice but calcium and lime stains will remain.
- Use Vinegar
Calcium and lime stains can be cleaned with vinegar. If you have a sprayer, put some vinegar in the bottle and spray a mist of vinegar on the mirror. Let it remain on the mirror for a few minutes. Do not leave it for a long period of time, however. Then, rub the mirror with a damp cloth.
If you do not have a sprayer, apply a generous amount of vinegar with a cotton swab and leave it for few minutes. Then, clean it with a damp cloth.
- Verify the Spots Cleaning
Change your viewing angle to verify that all spots have been cleaned properly. If you are cleaning your mirror after a long time, it may take multiple applications to clean your mirror completely.
If you like to use commercial products, you can buy a glass cleaner. But remember that all glass cleaners are not formulated to clean calcium and lime stains.