How do I clean an old mirror?


I was given a large heavy mirror with a frame I love. But the mirror is foggy and streaky and I can't get it clean and clear. It doesn't seem like the problem comes from the back.

  5 answers
  • Anne Anne on Jan 13, 2019

    I would put some bleach in water not a lot and clean it slowly.


  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Jan 13, 2019

    I use SPRAYWAY glass cleaner. Spray can sold at most places, has a blue lid. Cloudiness and streaks do occur as mirror edges and exposed to moisture.

  • Ebbjdl Ebbjdl on Jan 13, 2019

    Kathy,. The mirror might be ruined,. Try alcohol spray. Spray the rag not directly on the mirror. Good Luck! Aloha!

  • Oliva Oliva on Jan 13, 2019

    It may need re-silvered, which can be very costly.

    There are glass and mirror cleansers containing "feldspar", used on antiques. Start there to determine if re-silvering is warranted.

  • Kathy Kathy on Jan 13, 2019

    Thank you all!