How to clean a mirror with vinegar?

Abby
by Abby

Vinegar seems to be the answer to everything. So how do I use it to clean my mirror?




  29 answers
  • I use vinegar and water. My cleaning lady swears by Windex.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 16, 2017

    I use white vinegar and water 50/50 with a soft microfiber towel.

  • Vinegar water. Magic eraser if there is grime on it. Use microfiber or newspaper to shine it up.

  • Txlakegirl22 Txlakegirl22 on Aug 06, 2017

    I use white vinegar too, but I find coffee filters work best for shining the mirror

  • Luida English Luida English on Mar 11, 2017

    white vinegar

    apply with a paper towel or rag dampened with white vinegar, polish with a lint free rag or papertowel. also good for places that need antibacterial cleaning!


  • A white vinegar and water mixture should clean it, just don't get any on the frame. If it's cloudy or has black spots, the 'silver' has been damaged.

  • Judi Judi on Apr 11, 2019

    1/4 cup rubbing alcohol

    1/4 cup white vinegar

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Apr 12, 2019

    I think that either alcohol or vinegar would work. I personally use vinegar on the windows. I have never mixed them together, they both pretty much do the same thing, the alcohol just makes it dry faster.

  • Jcraw Jcraw on May 06, 2018

    Vinegar and water, maybe with a half drop of Dawn if they’re nasty. I scrub with old white socks and buff with old T-shirt’s (or coffee filters).

  • Virginia S. Virginia S. on Jan 19, 2019

    I use vinegar with a squeegie.

  • Sheryl Sumpter Sheryl Sumpter on Mar 20, 2017

    white vinegar and newspaper

  • S.h. S.h. on Apr 23, 2018

    Try using plain water with a little vinegar and using lint free cloths to aply and dry. I also use a squeegee to save time. Commercial spray cleaners leave a film for me also.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 23, 2018

    white vinegar and water 50/50 a dab of blue dawn dish soap and a dab of jet dry, micro fiber cloth

  • Mary Johnson Mary Johnson on Apr 30, 2018

    Mix 1 part hot water and 1 part vinegar. Either use a squeegee or bunched up newspaper. If you use the squeegee continue to wet it slightly as you go along. Newspaper print is great fo cleaning windows but you'll definitely want to use rubber gloves because other wise you will get newsprint all over your hands. For windows it's best to do it on a cloudy day rather than a sunny ay. For mirrors, of course, any time is O.K.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Sep 09, 2019

    I use vinegar and water or vinegar gel. Microfiber cloths and a squeegee will remove the cleaning products. My trick is to go horizontal drying outside and vertical on the inside so I can tell where any streaks are.

  • Hea76907788 Hea76907788 on Feb 28, 2023

    I save all the mist spray bottles from used cleaning products that I am not using for refills.

    •4 cups 💧

    •2 cups white vinegar

    •1/2 cup Blue DAWN (SPRAY & Wash is ok too)🫧

    💦🔫SPRAY ON OUTDOOR WINDOWS 🪟

    🧽wipe to clean

    🚿Spray a 2nd time if needed

    (use squeegee to remove excess water-💵tree has everything u need)

    CUT RECIPE IN HALF FOR INDOOR

    🪟WINDOWS & MIRRORS🪞


    🛀SHOWER DOORS &👖👕FABRIC STAINS

    Hydrogen Peroxide that is sold in the sprayable bottles

    •1 Tablespoons 🥄 Baking Soda

    •1 Tablespoons 🥄BLUE DAWN

    (for very thick soap scum, spray & leave solution & spray again. Use a new squeegee different from the one used on windows)

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  • Deb K Deb K on Mar 11, 2023

    Hi Abby, hope this helps you out.

    Mix one-part vinegar with four parts water and pour it into the spray bottle. Spray the solution onto the cotton cloth or directly onto the mirror. Before the spray dries, wipe the mirror from side to side or up and down with the cotton cloth. Never wipe the mirror in circles.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 29, 2023

    Spray on window and clean off with newspaper!

  • I use vinegar, 50/50 mix with water, put it in a spray bottle and wipe away with a clean cotton rag. I used to use newspaper but it's rare to get one these days, so I use an old t-shirt. Paper towels tend to leave dust behind.

  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on May 26, 2023

    Mix one-part vinegar with four parts water and pour it into the spray bottle. Spray the solution onto the cotton cloth or directly onto the mirror. Before the spray dries, wipe the mirror from side to side or up and down with the cotton cloth. Never wipe the mirror in circles.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jun 02, 2023

    Another vote for vinegar and water, half and half. Then a microfiber cloth.

  • Janice Janice on Aug 10, 2023

    Just use a 50/50 ratio of vinegar to water and apply a small amount to a lint free clean cloth. Wipe on to clean and then dry with a dry soft cloth.

  • Deb K Deb K on Aug 10, 2023

    Hi Abby, hope this helps you out.

    Mix one-part vinegar with four parts water and pour it into the spray bottle. Spray the solution onto the cotton cloth or directly onto the mirror. Before the spray dries, wipe the mirror from side to side or up and down with the cotton cloth. Never wipe the mirror in circles.

  • Lottie Finney Lottie Finney on Sep 17, 2023

    Best glass cleaner is a microfiber cloth and water.

    I clean for a living and that’s all I use.

  • Mogie Mogie on Feb 06, 2024

    1. Spot clean any gunk, toothpaste etc. with white vinegar and a cotton cloth.
    2. Clean the edges or around any screws with vinegar and the cotton buds/toothbrush.
    3. Mix one-part vinegar with four parts water and pour it into the spray bottle.
    4. Spray the solution onto the cotton cloth or directly onto the mirror.
    5. Before the spray dries, wipe the mirror from side to side or up and down with the cotton cloth. Never wipe the mirror in circles.
    6. Take the microfibre cloth and dry the mirror using the same side to side or up and down action.
    7. Once the mirror is dry, look at the mirror from the side to see if there are any missed areas or streaks. Spot clean these and buff.


  • Janice Janice 6 days ago

    Yes! A 50/50 solution of water/cleaning vinegar works well to have streak-free mirrors. Use a micro-fiber cloth to dry.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law 5 days ago

    You can use straight or dillute with water and a couple drops of dish detergent. However, I have found that a sueded microfiber cloth with a tiny bit of water is the best thing to get a streak free shine on mirrors and glass. SuperCloth is my favorite but the Dollar Tree has some great cloths that work well too, even on stainless appliances.

  • Dee Dee 4 hours ago

    Any smears or fingermarks can be removed by buffing it with a little white vinegar and paper towels for a sparkling, smear-free finish.