Have you ever tried to clean an LED mirror and wondered why it just doesn't seem to be getting clean?
In this post, we'll give you some best tips on how to clean LED mirrors. Plus, we'll share a few reasons why LED mirrors may be more difficult to clean than other types of mirrors.
Keep reading for information on the best way to care for your LED mirror!
Why It Is Important to Clean and Maintain LED Mirrors and Medicine Cabinet?
The mirror in your bathroom is a perfect place to get away from it all. You can see yourself clearly, without any of the hassle or stress that life might throw at you every day; however, when was the last time this happened? It's probably been awhile due largely to the various stains on its surface which could lead anyone else viewing them not assuming good things about what kind of person they must be if their home looks like such disarray!
Since LED mirrors get used so often, it's no surprise that they get dirty and messy so quickly! We're talking greasy fingerprints, smudges and makeup stains.
There's nothing more frustrating than going about getting ready for the morning and having your bathroom mirror covered in smudges and barely being able to see what you're doing.
Mirplus, a leader in the home industry and supplier of high quality bathroom mirrors, we can help homeowners keep their mirrors in tip-top shape.
The Cleaning Materials You Need
✅Use the right cloth
Did you know that different types of cloth can actually cause more harm than good to your bathroom mirror?
Depending on the type of material, certain cloths may scratch your bathroom mirror.
One reason is that the cloth is too rough.
Another reason is that some cloths tend to cling to debris: debris from the mirror will stick to the cloth and spread around, making the situation worse.
It is recommended that you use plain weave or microfiber cloths to clean your bathroom mirror. This type of cloth will not drag any debris when you clean and will promote quick drying to prevent streaks and water marks.
✅Use the right cleaner
You can buy glass cleaners from the market or you can find the right tools in your kitchen to make your own cleaner. This is very easy.
We recommend this natural glass cleaner mixture. It will not only make your mirror clean, but also make it look almost brand new!
✅Here's what you need
2 cups of water
2 tablespoons of white vinegar
A good amount of lemon juice
You can also add a tablespoon of baking soda
Put this inexpensive, mild and effective mixture into a spray bottle and spray it onto your mirror. Using the cleaning cloth mentioned above, you can wipe away any stubborn grease stains caused by makeup or cosmetics and make your bathroom mirror look great again.
✅Other materials that may be used:
One dry cloth and one wet cloth
How to Clean LED Mirrors Step-by-step
Generally speaking, bathroom mirrors don't get that dirty. You can clean your illuminated bathroom mirror by simply dipping a microfiber cloth into warm water in seconds and simply running it in a circular motion on the mirror.
After wiping with a damp cloth, use another dry microfiber cloth to wipe the mirror clean. The same effect can be achieved with a soft paper towel. But the paper towel will leave white burrs and debris on the glass. This time, just carefully repeat the wipe in the same direction several times.
The following process and steps are for LED mirrors with stubborn stains, especially bathroom mirrors. It should be a year since you've cleaned your LED mirror.
Let's learn the following steps together.
Step 1: Ensure safety
Turn off the mirror light switch or power.
Step 2: Dust the light strip
If your LED mirror is a backlit mirror, the light strip is installed on the back of the mirror. Then you have to use a dry cloth or feather duster to dust the strip first. Some strips are covered with a layer of acrylic or other materials. This can be directly dusted with a damp cloth.
Step 3: Wipe out the obvious stains
After putting on the cleaning gloves, use a cotton ball dipped in cleaners to carefully check and wipe off the stains on the mirror. For example, toothpaste, shaving cream, gel and other splashes. Do not spray the cleaner directly on the surface of the LED mirror in a large area.
Step 4: Wipe the mirror extensively
Wash the microfiber cloth used in step 2 and fold it, then soak it in homemade cleaning water or spray the purchased chemical cleaner on the cloth.
The best way to wipe the mirror is to start at the top right corner of the LED mirror and then gently move the cloth to the top left. Then simply tilt the cloth down in a zigzag pattern until it reaches the bottom of the mirror.
This method will prevent visible streaks of water from appearing on the surface of the mirror. If the mirror is still blurry after one wipe, wipe it again with the other side of the microfiber cloth in the same way.
Step 5: Check if there are any stains on the mirror
After wiping the mirror from top to bottom, check if there are any marks or residual dirt. If there is, also wipe it off with the same method as step 2 until there is no stain left.
Step 6: Wipe with a dry cloth
Use another dry cloth, also in a zigzag downward wipe.
This way you can have a new mirror again.
What Not to Use or to Do
1. Don’t Spray Your Mix Directly onto the Mirror.
Generally, people spray mirror cleaner directly on the bathroom mirror and start wiping. However, this is not the best way to do it!
If you spray chemical cleaners directly on the mirror, it may cause the excess mixture to seep behind the silver coating and create black spots and lose its shine.
You are better off spraying the cleaner on a cloth and then wiping the mirror.
2. It is not recommended to use certain abrasive or harsh cleaning equipment or materials to clean LED bathroom mirrors.
Some people use the bleach directly on the mirror, which can be very damaging to the mirror. You may be lucky and the damage effect does not appear immediately, but the edges of your mirror will be very susceptible to black oxidation spots.
3. It is not recommended to use newspaper for the final trace cleaning.This is because the ink used in newspapers often leaves dirt and residue that can cause streaks on the mirror or glass.
9 Points to Extend the Life of Your LED Mirrors:
1. Try to keep mirrors or mirror cabinets dry
Some LED mirrors are not as waterproof as they could be, but the bathroom is really the most humid area in the whole house. Long-term exposure to this humid environment, the LED mirror is easily damaged.
Also, do not use the shower directly to spray a lot of water on the LED mirror for cleaning convenience.
It is recommended to open the bathroom window or exhaust fan after a hot shower to quickly exhaust the excess humid air.
2. Extend the life of LED strip lights
Do not leave anything too hot or too cold near the mirror, which will damage the light.
3.Mirrors should not be in contact with salt, grease or acid. They can easily corrode the mirror.
4. If your LED mirror or mirror cabinet does not have an anti-fog feature, you can apply soap to the mirror when it is dry, and then dry it with a cloth. The mirror surface will form a film of soap solution. And this film can prevent the mirror from becoming blurred in the hot and humid environment.
5. It is best to turn off the LED mirror light when not in use; do not leave it on for a long time.
6. Astringent lotion or detergent can also be used as a cleaner. But again, do not spray it directly on the mirror surface in a large area.
7. In the final cleaning step, soak a cloth in warm water, wring it out, and then wipe the mirror immediately to make it cleaner and dry faster.
8. Always use soft, grit-free cloths when cleaning a mirror to reduce chances of scratching the surface.
The Maintenance of Modern LED Mirrored Medicine Cabinet
If your medicine cabinet is frameless and mirrored, then it can be cleaned directly by using the steps mentioned above for cleaning LED mirrors.
If your medicine cabinet has other different kinds of frames or cabinets, such as wooden frames, brass frames, carved frames, then a different means of cleaning will be required.
After all, you certainly don't want chemical cleaners to ruin your beloved cabinet.
Please skip to the following article to continue reading.
Bathroom Mirror Frame for Modern House: A summary of all the materials used to frame the exterior of your medicine cabinet.
How to Care for a Bathroom Mirror with Metal Frame: Here is how to clean a metal frame in addition to other outer frames.
Cleaners That Should NOT Be Used on Frames
Commercial polishes: Many common commercial polishes contain high levels of chemicals, such as ammonia. They are too harsh and have the potential to strip metal or wood. Taking care to check the contents label on the package will help you identify if such polishes are safe to use.
All in all, cleaning an LED mirror is a relatively easy process. However, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance. We would be happy to help!