How do I clean a cloudy mirror?

by Marie

How do I clean a cloudy mirror? It's almost looks like it's rusty. It's in a rental home so I can't remove it and it's so ugly! Please help!

  10 answers
  • Donna Donna on Feb 02, 2019

    Vinger and water. Use newspaper.

  • Ibo5344899 Ibo5344899 on Feb 02, 2019


  • William William on Feb 02, 2019

    If it won't come clean with glass cleaner then the cloudiness is in the silvering. Age and/or moisture has penetrated the silvering. Nothing can be done.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Feb 02, 2019

  • Jeanette Jeanette on Feb 02, 2019

    If it is the silvering, try using lacy cling-type decals or attach sheer fabric, such as lace or other "holey" material. This can be done by dipping the fabric into liquid starch and lightly squeezing it out before smoothing it onto the mirror.

  • Selena Selena on Feb 03, 2019

    window cleaner and paper towels

  • Sagree Govender Lessmann Sagree Govender Lessmann on Feb 03, 2019

    Hello there. This has been my biggest gripe, cleaning window panes and mirrors. Living in Florida, need I say more? I found using a mixture of dish detergent, I use dawn, and vinegar, add water to make up a cleaning solution, or use a pail/ container, and this has been my best solution so far. As for the measurements, I eyeball it  but there are many bloggers who can give you the exact measurement. Happy Cleaning!

  • Nancy Nancy on Feb 03, 2019

    Of it's the silver backing you can have it re-silvered. Try your local glass shop.

    • Saskie Saskie on Feb 03, 2019

      Resilvering is very expensive, try the mirror spray paint from your local paint store. You would have to take the mirror down and spray the back of the mirror as the silvering shows up on the back of an object.

  • Alice Alice on Feb 06, 2019

    Pour white vinegar in a spray bottle, and spray it on cloudy mirrors while being careful not to get it on wood surfaces. Immediately wipe the mirrors with waded up newspaper. Surprisingly, newsprint does a better job than ordinary paper towels. The cloudy film should wipe right off!

  • Judy blake Judy blake on Feb 07, 2019

    Shaving cream